Howto: Backup a Database

If you need to backup your database to your computer (for example, before running a WordPress update), then this how to describes one possible method using the phpMyAdmin access provided with your database.

1 – Login to your database:

Start here:

Use the database username and password details provided in your Welcome email.

Click Go to login to the database server.

2 – Click on your database (e.g. ab001 in this sample case as highlighted in red below):

3 – Click on Export from the menu tabs at the top of the phpMyAdmin screen:

Finally, click on Go and a copy of the database schema and data in the form of an SQL file should download to your computer.

All done!

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