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Re: what to do about a database?

From: Andrew Thompson <subversionuser_at_aktzero.com>
Date: 2005-03-07 22:50:50 CET

Richard Rodger wrote:
> I would dump the database to CSV files - MYSQL can do this quite easily.
> Then you can version the CSV files, which are just text.

Could you point me towards how you're able to get CSV out of mysql? I
did a few mysqldump's this morning, but they were all formatted for
direct rebuild of the database.

> When you want to rebuild, just create an empty database and read it all
> in. PHP has a pretty good module for parsing CSV files, I believe.

I'll have to look into that. My web-able programming is currently
limited to php.

> Might not work so well for very large tables, and might conflict with
> automatically incremented primary keys, so ymmv.

The table I've got in place now has an auto increment key field, but I
don't really need it, so that should be solvable.

Andrew Thompson
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