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A package to dump your database

A few weeks ago I released a package called db-dumper. The package can dump the structure and contents of a database to a file. Here’s how it can be used:


Behind the scenes mysqldump is used, so make sure it is installed on your system.
Currently only the dumping of MySQL databases is supported, but I’m accepting PR’s that add support for other databases.

This package will be used by version 3 of the laravel-backup package which will be released somewhere in March.

Freek Van der Herten is a partner and developer at Spatie, an Antwerp based company that specializes in creating web apps with Laravel. After hours he writes about modern PHP and Laravel on this blog. When not coding he’s probably rehearsing with his kraut rock band. He loves waffles and butterflies.