How can in compress the mysqldump with Python Popen

I am using command to dump the database

pipe = subprocess.Popen("mysqldump -e --opt --skip-lock-tables  --skip-extended-insert -c %s > %s" % (database, filename), shell=True)

But it produces sql file

is there any to compress to make tar.gz from the same command


You can use gzip for compression. Then the command for Popen() looks like:

"mysqldump -e --opt --skip-lock-tables  --skip-extended-insert -c %s | gzip > %s.gz"

It produces a .gz file with the same compression rate as .tar.gz. You don't need to build a .tar archive as you have just a single file.

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