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BACKUP TABLE copies to the backup
directory the minimum number of table files needed to restore
the table, after flushing any buffered changes to disk. The
statement works only for
MyISAM tables; it
does not work for views.
BACKUP TABLE works
by copying the table's
.MYD data files. The
.MYI index file can be rebuilt from those
two files. The directory should be specified as a full path
name. To restore the table, use
During the backup, a read lock is held for each table, one at
time, as they are being backed up. If you want to back up
several tables as a snapshot (preventing any of them from being
changed during the backup operation), issue a
LOCK TABLES statement first, to
obtain a read lock for all tables in the group.
BACKUP TABLE returns a result set
with the following columns.
|The table name|
|An informational message|