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In this article, I’m going to show you how to create a mysql dump and use it to rename your mysql database.

First of all, open the start bar, write cmd and run it as administrator by right-clicking on it. After that, navigate to the MySQL Server bin folder.
Once there, create a mysql dump:

  mysqldump -u username -p -R database_name > dbname.sql;
  • Replace the username, password and dbname;
  • Replace the name of the dump file (.sql).

Now, create a new database with the new name:

 mysqladmin -u username -p create new_dbname;

Make sure that this name is not already in use. Enter the mysql shell with __mysql.exe -u root -p and execute __SHOW DATABASES. To check if the database is created, use this command. To exit the shell, type __exit`.

Then, you have to import the dump in the newly created database:

mysql –u username –p new_dbname < dbname.sql;

The last step is to delete the old database:

 mysqladmin -u username –p drop dbname;

After creating the new database, you may have to grant the privileges back to some users. Read this article to see how.

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