How to backup/restore your MySQL database

If you run a database driven website, it is important to backup your databases, periodically. So, here is how to backup just your databases.

To backup the databases please do the following:

1. Login to your control panel and click Backups.
2. Under Download a MySQL Database Backup, click the name of the database.
3. Click Save As.
4. Select a destination for where you would like the back up to be saved, locally.


Once you have a backup, if you ever inadvertently lose your data, then you can restore the database easily and quickly.
To restore a database, please do the following:

1. Login to your control panel and click Backups.
2. Click the Browse button next to the option which says Restore a MySQL Database.
3. Select the .sql.gz file which you want restored.
4. Click the Open button and click the Upload button.


Your database driven website should be working again.

 

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