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Loader Tools

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Loader tools are common in staging and testing environment where a test server needs to be created/cloned from a sample data.  It is generally expected that the loader can completely overwrite the existing data in order to reset the test server to its original state.  A script that simply executes “mysql < dump.sql” would be a loader tool.



  1. Puts external data in the database server.
  2. Goal is “data in”.
  3. Not concerned with the data once loaded.


Written by Daniel Nichter

May 14th, 2012 at 8:00 pm

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