How to Use phpMyAdmin to Export MySQL Database Files

December 14, 2021 / MySQL

If you are using a Plesk user to maintain an effective web hosting environment, the process of exporting a MySQL database via phpMyAdmin is slightly different from a normal phpMyAdmin setup.

Here is a guide on how to use phpMyAdmin in Plesk to export MySQL database files:

  1. Log in to Plesk.
    Login plesk
  2. Select the “Databases” section from the left-hand side of the screen.
  3. Click on “phpMyAdmin”. You will enter into the “phpMyAdmin” page.
  4. Now, select the database from the left-hand side of the screen.
  5. A list of tables will appear. Select the tables from the list or you can also select all.
    list of tables
  6. Click on the “Export” button at the top of the screen.
  7. Select the export method“Quick” is selected by default, also select the format.
  8. And press the “Go” button.
  9. A .sql file will be downloaded to your PC as shown below. And then you can save it in the right place for your reference.
    exporting .sql file

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