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Export MySQL databases

You can export your MySQL database to import into another database server or store locally as a backup. Follow these steps to export the MySQL database to a file and download it to your computer.

Note: If you're working with a large database or a database with a large number of records in a table, you'll need to use Secure Socket Shell (SSH) to export the MySQL database.

  1. Sign in to phpMyAdmin.
  2. On the phpMyAdmin home page, from the menu on the left, select the database you want to export.
    select MySQL database to export
  3. From the tabs at the top of the page select Export.
    select the export tab
  4. (Optional) If you want to change some of the advanced settings, under Export method select Custom - display all possible options. Otherwise, leave it at default Quick - display only the minimal options.
  5. Under Format, ensure that SQL is selected.
  6. Select Export.

You have successfully exported the MySQL database to your computer.

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