Thank you for replying Carlos, but I'm under the impression that this
will also put the file on the server. Acutally, mysqldump --tab uses
INTO OUTFILE to generate the dump if i'm not mistaken
Carlos Eduardo Caldi wrote:
> You can use on shell, connect at the client mysq -h (host or IP)
> and run the query:
> SELECT a, b, c INTO OUTFILE '/tmp/result.txt'
> FIELDS TERMINATED BY ';' OPTIONALLY ENCLOSED BY '"'
> LINES TERMINATED BY '\n'
> FROM test_table
> more info see the link
> Carlos Caldi
> > Date: Wed, 28 Apr 2010 14:11:14 +0200
> > From: mavoo@stripped
> > To: mysql@stripped
> > Subject: remote mysqldump to csv (--tab)
> > Hi all,
> > posted this in the backup list, but that one seems to be pretty
> dead, so i'll try my luck again here:
> > We're currently looking for a way to backup a pretty big mysql table to
> > a csv file. However, we don't want to allow the user ssh or file access
> > to the server, so it'd have to happen remotely. the --tab/-T option
> > allows exporting to csv, but not remotely.
> > So we're looking for a way to have mysqldump store these files
> > on the client where mysqldump is executed.
> > I've been looking up and down, only to find bad news, so I'm pretty
> > it's just not possible. I know there are ways to do this (little script
> > to convert the sql to csv, or pipe it all through sed), but we were
> > wondering if we're really not overlooking a nifty option in
> mysqldump :-)
> > Thanks in advance
> > mavoo
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