At 05:47 PM 2005-09-20, you wrote: >.gz won't do me any good, as its just a zipped text file... is there >anyway i can mdb, dbf, or any other database file type from mysql? I would use an app for that purpose. I'm using Navicat, a GUI for managing MySQL databases which will dump in a whole variety of formats. I'm willing to bet that the 30 day demo will meet your needs. http://www.navicat.com/ Frank Marion lists at frankmarion.com Keep the signal high.