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How To Check mysqldump character-set

Katz Ueno
Katz currently works as the Chief Communications Officer at concrete5 Japan, Inc. to spread the word of concrete5 CMS, a free open source web publishing application.
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Learning from mistake.

mysqldump doesn't respect database's collation, but mysql client.

Check your mysqldump default character set by typing

mysqldump --help | grep default-character-set
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You always want to add --default-character-set option

Example

mysqldump -h {$host} -u {$db_username} --password="{$db_password}" --default-character-set=utf8mb4 --single-transaction {$db_name} > {$SQL_file_name}
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--single-transition option is my preferences for the database which mainly uses InnoDB

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