How to take Database Backup using phpMyAdmin.

First you need phpMyAdmin which is a MySQL Database Administration Tool.

1 – Open phpMyAdmin

2 – Click on Export

3 – Under Export – Select the database you want to backup

4 – Select SQL

5 – Select Structure, Add DROP TABLE, Add IF NO EXISTS, Add AUTO_INCREMENT VALUE and Enclose table and field names with backquotes.

6 – Select Data, Complete inserts, Extended inserts and Use hexadecimal for binary fields.

7 – Select Save as file your data base. Here you can use any name you want.

9 – In Compression specify your choice.

10 – Click Go.

How to restore a Database using phpMyAdmin.

1 – Open phpMyAdmin

2 – On the far right hand side, click on the little SQL box and a window should open

3 – In this window click on Import Files

4 – Use the browse button to find the database file.

5 – In Compression Select the option you chose to export the database

6 – Click Go.


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