If you’re using DBeaver to perform a database dump, you may encounter an error that says, “native client is not specified for connection.” This error typically occurs when DBeaver can’t find the mysqldump executable on your system. Fortunately, there is a simple solution to this problem.
To resolve this issue, you need to specify the location of the mysqldump executable in DBeaver. Here are the steps you can follow:
- Click on the “Local Client …” button in the Export dialog of DBeaver. This will open a new pop-up window where you can specify the location of the mysqldump executable.
- From the drop-down menu in the pop-up window, select the “Browse …” option. This will allow you to navigate to the installation folder where mysqldump is located on your system.
- Once you’ve located the mysqldump executable, click OK on both windows. This will save your settings and allow you to perform a database dump using DBeaver.
To find the location of the mysqldump executable on your system, you can use the following command in a terminal window:
This command will display the full path to the mysqldump executable. Once you have this information, you can follow the steps above to specify the location of mysqldump in DBeaver.
In summary, if you’re getting the “native client is not specified for connection” error when trying to perform a database dump in DBeaver, you can resolve it by specifying the location of the mysqldump executable using the steps outlined above. The “which mysqldump” command can be used to find the location of mysqldump on your system.
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