Restore mysql database uncompressing on the fly.

zcat database.sql.gz | mysql -uroot -p'passwd' database
This way you keep the file compressed saving disk space. Other way less optimal using named pipes: mysql -uroot -p'passwd' database <

2010-03-23 12:41:57

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What's with the trend of misusing process substitution these days? A simpler, less confusing and functionally identical (well, almost -- it doesn't make a named pipe and so will also work on systems which don't support fifos) way to do this is zcat database.sql.gz | mysql -uroot -ppasswd database
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