Bluehost Web Hosting Help

MySQL Database Restore

Summary

There are three options available to backup your MySQL databases

Using Site Backup & Restore

  1. Select "Site Backup & Restore" from the Files category, after logging into cPanel.
  2. Click the Restore tab.
  3. Select "MySQL Database" option.
  4. Select the desired archive date.
  5. Select the desired database.
  6. Click "Restore" option on the right, or from the interactive mouse-over menu.

Using phpMyAdmin

  1. Login to your cPanel and click phpMyAdmin icon in Databases section.
  2. Select the database you wish to import the backup from the drop-down list.
  3. Click on the Import tab.
  4. Click the "Choose File" button.
  5. Click the "Go" button.
    Note: This can take a significant period of time, depending on the size of the file being imported, the number of operations the .sql file must perform, and a number of other variables.

Using the Command Line

Use the command line in SSH. Please see the separate Helpdesk article here.

         mysql -p -u username database_name < file.sql 
         

Note: You will be prompted for your MYSQL password. Enter your password and this will export a copy of the database into your specified filename.


If you need assistance with any of these procedures, please contact our Support department.

Knowledgebase Article 87,781 views bookmark tags: admin database mysql php phpmyadmin restore (updated 645 days ago)


Was this resource helpful?

Did this resolve your issue?


Please add any other comments or suggestions about this content:





Recommended Help Content

Knowledgebase Article

Managing Your Database Using phpMyAdmin

A repository of information on how you can manage your database by using the phpMyAdmin interface. (updated 457 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

How to import a MySQL Database using phpMyAdmin

How do I import a backup of my database (.sql file) using phpMyAdmin? (updated 456 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

Restore MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool

How to restore MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool (updated 622 days ago)

Related Help Content

Knowledgebase Article

Restore MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool

How to restore MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool (updated 849 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

How to copy a database in phpMyAdmin

A guide to duplicating a MySQL database using phpMyAdmin (updated 457 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

Dropping columns from a database table in phpMyAdmin

A tutorial on how to perminately delete columns from your mySQL database using phpMyAdmin (updated 455 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

MySQL Backup Date Discrepencies

Site Backup & Restore tool displays unexpected dates. (updated 1042 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

How to add tables to a database in phpMyAdmin

Guidance on adding tables to your mySQL database in phpMyAdmin (updated 457 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

Searching through a MySQL database in phpMyAdmin

Step by step directions on how you can search your database using phpMyAdmin (updated 456 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

Backup all MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool

How to backup all of your MySQL databases using the Site Backup & Restore tool (updated 984 days ago)

Knowledgebase Article

MySQL Database Import via Command Line

How do I import a database using command line? (SSH) (updated 637 days ago)