How to Back Up and Restore a MySQL Database
If you’re storingÂ anything in MySQL databases that you do not want to lose, it is very important to make regular backups of your data to protect it from loss. This tutorial will show you two easy ways to backup and restore the data in your MySQL database. You can also use this process to move your data to a new web server.
Back up From the Command Line (using mysqldump)
Back up your MySQL Database with Compress
Restoring your MySQL Database
Backing Up and Restoring using PHPMyAdmin
If you have shell or telnet access to your web server, you can backup your MySQL data by using the mysqldump command. ThisÂ command connects to the MySQL server and creates an SQL dump file. The dump file contains the SQL statements necessary to re-create the database. Here is the proper syntax: