Configuring: Downloading/uploading (back up and restore) a MySQL database
The following sections describe how to export/download and import/upload databases.
Important: In general, we do not recommend uploading databases, since MySQL is primarily an online-based database. Uploading will overwrite the database, so it should not be done frivolously. Upload only when it is absolutely necessary. Problems, such as timeouts, can occur with large databases. If you have any questions, contact The Moo Crew.
A database dump converts a database or table into a text file with SQL statements for the structure and the data. This text file can be moved or saved and then restored back into database format.
Note: You can also save the structure and data in two different files, by following these steps twice: once with only Structure selected and then with only Data selected.
Importing/Uploading from a saved backup
Uploading will overwrite the database, so you should only do it when absolutely necessary. Problems, such as timeouts, can occur with large databases. If you have any questions, contact The Moo Crew.
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