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I am working on a college administration site.At present I am using it locally(using localhost).

My aim is to provide an option for database backup in case of system failure.


For this I have used the command 'mysqldump -u username -ppasswd -databse>backup.sql'.


In Linux(ubuntu) one can use the system command to execute the same.


While in Windows 7 system i am not able to do the same.I have tried the system,exec commands etc.

The safe mode is disabled in php.ini file.


Can anyone help me to overcome this problem in Windows?


Is there any other way to backup my database?

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$backupFile = $db_database.date("Y-m-d-H-i-s").'.sql';

$command = "mysqldump -u $db_user -p$db_password $db_database > ".$backupFile."";


echo "Error";


Actually I am using PHP.The above code fragment is what I have used.


The above code works in ubuntu , but not in Windows.


I want to know how I can make the system command work in windows..

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Actually I am using PHP.The above code fragment is what I have used.


Sorry - I realized that a bit later when going through a Google search on the topic. Still, the first link I provided doesn't seem to use the system() function (which I am assuming is Linux only?) so it may be an alternative (or you can look at the source code and pull bits and pieces of whatever you need?)


Also, you may want to look at the comments on http://php.net/manual/en/function.system.php -- there are a couple that talk about Windows issues.

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