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How to Backup a MySQL Database in cPanel

Downloading a MySQL database backup with cPanel is easy. Here’s how to do it.

Log into your cPanel and look for the Backup option in the Files section.

cPanel MySQL Backup 1

Click on that Backup link and you will see a page that gives you options to download full site backups, home directory backups, MySQL backups and email forwarder/filter backups.

Look specifically for the Download a MySQL Database Backup section.

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Right click on the link for the database that you want to backup and click “save as” to save the database to your computer. It will be downloaded as a compressed file likely named something like this: “database_name.sql.gz” (gzip).

And that’s it, you now have a backup of your database stored on your local computer.


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