Let’s see, steps to backup your phpBB3 forum database:
Step 1: Login into your phpBB3 administration control panel. The below screen will appear.
Step 2: Now, click on the “Maintenance” tab as shown in the image below:
Step3: Click on the “Backup” on the left of your panel below the “DATABASE” section. The backup options will appear on your screen:
Step4: Choose the “Backup options” according to your requirements.
- Backup Type: Select whether you want to backup everything, just structure of the forum or just the data.
- File Type: You can backup your phpBB3 database in gzip or text format.
- Action: You can choose whether you want to Store and download, just Store file locally or just Download.
- Table Select: You can select the tables within your forum that you want to backup. Tables can be selected individually or all at once by clicking Select all.
Step 4: Click on the “Submit” button to backup your database. A download screen will appear as shown in the image below.
Step 5: Click on “Save” to store your backup on your system.
That’s it! You have successfully backed up your phpBB3 forum database. Now, let’s check out steps to restore your database in phpBB3.
How to Restore your Database in phpBB3
Step 1: Login into your phpBB3 administration control panel.
Step 2: Now, click on the “Maintenance” tab.
Step 3: Navigate to the left of your panel and click on the “Restore” listed under the “DATABASE” section. The following “Restore options” will appear.
Step 4: Select the backup file you want to restore and Click on “Start restore” button. The following confirmation screen will appear:
That’s it! You have successfully restored your phpBB3 forum database from a previous backup.
Now, you know how to backup and restore your forum database in phpBB3. Remember that it’s a good idea to backup your forum’s database often to restore whenever you want. PhpBB3 is a forum script available in the Softaculous Auto Installer having around 176 PHP based scripts offered absolutely free with the domain web hosting package. It is an ideal solution for people having multiple domain names and wish to host them under one single account.