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How to use Compression with mysqldump and When is it Recommended?; --compress (Doc ID 1439680.1)

Last updated on JUNE 28, 2021

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 5.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Learn about compressing a backup made with mysqldump, when it is an advantage, and what the --compress option does.


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In this Document
 When to Use Compression?
 How to Compress the Backup?
 The --compress Option for mysqldump

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