OVERVIEW Different ways if exporting and importing Exporting database in mysql Importing database in mysql
Different ways of exporting and importing data Import and export data graphically via phpMyAdmin Use an SSH tunel for mysql and use a third party tool Use mysql command line
Import and export data graphically via phpMyAdmin Steps to export a database 1.Login to phpMyAdmin 2.Select the database 3.Select the export tab 4.Click select all so that tables in your database are selected
5.Under export tab, select sql 6.Select the structure 7.Select data 8.Select save file as and choose preferred compression format 9.Click on GO Mysql data will be downloaded to your default browser’s destination.
Steps to import a database from phpMyAdmin before the data can be imported, the database must be created and user privileges must be assigned to it. Login to your cpanel with your username and password Click on mysql databases
create your new database by entering the name Click on “add database” Enter the username and password Click on “add user” Add new user to the database by selecting user and database Click on “add user to database” Click on “phpMyAdmin”
1.Login to phpMyAdmin 2.Select on import menu 3.Locate sql file on your computer 4.Click on GO This method has limitations especially when we have to download very large files, this method doesn’t work well.
EXPORTING DATABASE THROUGH COMMAND LINE Use mysqldump which is a tool to export and import database It is used to backup the database or move the databases from one server to the other server. To export your data as a backup use # mysqldump -u username -ppassword database_name>FILE1.sql
Replace the username, password and database name with your username, password and database details. FILE1 will contain the backup file, download the file to your computer.
IMPORTING DATABASE THROUGH COMMAND LINE We can restore the data from backup file Or Import it from another MYSQL server.
Upload the file FILE1.sql to the server and run the command #mysql -u username -ppassword database_name<FILE1.sql Replace the username, password and database name with your username, password and database details.
OTHER WAYS OF EXPORTING AND IMPORTING DATA Data can be imported from a XML source and can be retrieved from MYSQL in XML format. Import and export delimited data from ms excel or ms access.
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