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MySQL Database Restore


There are three options available to backup your MySQL databases

Using Site Backup & Restore

  1. Log in to your Bluehost cPanel account.
  2. Under the Files section, select Site Backup & Restore.
  3. Click the Restore tab.
  4. Select MySQL Database option.
  5. Select the desired archive date.
  6. Select the desired database.
  7. 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.

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