MySQL: Duplicate MySQL database

One of the client are requesting to duplicate their database to development database in case their production database have change mistakenly.

– MySQL Database server
– Root password: mYR@oT
– Production Database: db1
– Development Database: db2
– Development User: db_user
– Development User Password: R@0TPa5s

To do this, I choose to use mysqldump to done it.

1. First of all, you must create the development database named db2.

mysql -u root -p'mYR@oT' -e "create database db2"

2. Next, you may duplicate the database data from db1 to db2.

mysqldump -u root -p'mYR@oT' db1 | mysql -u root -p'mYR@oT' db2

3. Now, you need to assign the MySQL user permission to the db2(development) database.
a) Log into the database server.

mysql -u root -p'mYR@oT'

b) Grant the database privilege,

mysql> GRANT ALL PRIVILEGES ON db2.* TO db_user@localhost ;

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