How to Manually Back up a MySQL Database in cPanel

February 7, 2023 / MySQL

This guide will show you how to manually back up the MySQL database in cPanel.

Steps to be followed:

  1. Log in to cPanel.
  2. Click on the “Backup” option under the “Files” section.
  3. Click on the name of the database under the “Download a MySQL Database Backup” section of the following dialogue to download it.
  4. A compressed archive saving prompt will appear. Be careful to save the file on your hard drive in a secure location, ideally not on the same partition as the operating system.
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This way, you can manually backup a MySQL database in cPanel. For more information on web hosting, please visit our support team.


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