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How to Manually Backup the Databases

Step 1: Head to your cPanel and browse to phpMyAdmin which is located in the Databases box.

Step 2: Select the database you want to backup from the left sidebar.

Step 3: Browse to the Export tab.

Step 4: Leave all options on default. They are usually best for regular situations.

Step 5: Scroll down the Save as File and make sure the box is checked.

Step 6: Then choose gzipped for Compression and select a name for the database. If you want the format DATE DATABASES-NAME then enter the following (Case Sensitive): %m-%d-%Y – __DB__

Step 7: Click Go and that’s your database backup.

To restore a backup, use the Import tab.

Updated on 08/04/2020