How do I dump an SQLite database?

Hi there,

How would I go about dumping an sqlite database on Ubuntu 16.04?

I am using an sqlite database within TeamSpeak 3 but do not know the commands to dump the sqlite database.

Any help would be appreciated.

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The easiest way would be to use .dump, for example:

sqlite3 dbname.db .dump > dbname.bak

You can either cd in to the directory where the database is, or call the direct path during execution.

For example, if your database is located at:


and you wanted to backup the database to


you’d use:

sqlite3 /home/sqlite/teamspeak3.db .dump > /usr/local/src/teamspeak3.bak