mysql-admin(1) MySQL server administration utility


mysql-admin [--help ] [-u username] [-p password] [-h hostname] [-P port] [-s socket] [-c connection]


This manual page documents briefly the mysql-admin commands.

mysql-admin is a powerful visual administration console that enables you to easily administer your MySQL environment and gain significantly better visibility into how your databases are operating. MySQL Administrator integrates database management and maintenance into a single, seamless environment, with a clear and intuitive graphical user interface. By using MySQL Administrator you will be able to:


  • Achieve higher database availability through improved management
  • Reduce errors through visual database administration
  • Lower database administration costs through improved productivity
  • Deliver a more secure environment through easier privilege management


MySQL Administrator enables developers and DBAs to easily perform all the command line operations visually including configuring servers, administering users, and dynamically monitoring database health. Other common administrative tasks such as monitoring replication status, backup and restore, and viewing logs can also be performed through the MySQL Administrator graphical console.

This manual page was written for the Debian™ distribution because the original program does not have a manual page.


Show summary of options.

-u --user=name
Specified user for login if not the current user.

-p --password=password
Password used to connect to the MySQL database server.

-h --host=name
Connects to specified host.

-P --port=#
Port number used to connect to the database.

-S --socket=name
Socket path used for database connections.

-c --connection=name
Specifies the name of the connection to use

-bp name
Executes backup with the named profile.

-bt target
Target path for backup

-bx prefix
Prefix for backup file

Start without connecting to MySQL server.

Path to local configuration file.


This manual page was written by Adam Majer <[email protected]> for the Debian&#8482; system (but may be used by others). Permission is granted to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU General Public License, Version 2 any later version published by the Free Software Foundation.

On Debian systems, the complete text of the GNU General Public License can be found in /usr/share/common-licenses/GPL.


Adam Majer.