NTC Hosting Blog

Keep your dynamic web content by regular database backups! Watch our videos on how to create a MySQL dump file and restore a database

Today’s dynamic websites such as e-commerce stores, community sites, blogs, forums, etc. rely heavily on content and taking care of the content’s security must be a regular priority task for site owners. Since dynamic content is stored in SQL databases – all basic content security operations should be performed on the database side of website management. Making a weekly or even daily backup of your website information, including e-shop products specs, customer details, forum messages or any other type of data, is the most reliable method of protecting it.  

Performing a backup of your SQL databases is a truly easy task, since databases are simply files stored on your web server, just like Word documents are files stored on your PC. Learning how to make a database backup is even easier in case you receive relevant guidance on the basic procedure steps. With our newly updated MySQL Database Dump article you will be given all necessary how-to instructions in the form of comprehensive examples and MySQL dump backup video tutorials.   

How to create a MySQL dump file (a video tutorial)

If you use MySQL databases to organize your dynamic website contents, you will need to know how to back up the stored information by creating a MySQL dump file – a universal backup solution. The easiest way to do this is by using the feature-rich graphic environment of phpMyAdmin

The automatic database backup procedure it ensures is really simple – you just need to take advantage of the tool’s export function to create a dump file in the desired format. This way, you will be able to re-create the database table(s) and restore their contents. If all that sounds too complicated for you – jump straight to the embedded create-MySQL-dump-file video tutorial for a detailed overview of the procedure.

How to restore a MySQL database from backup (a video tutorial)

Now that you get the knack of the MySQL-dump procedure, you will have to get familiarized with its follow-up operation – restoring the database from the backup file. This is done with the purpose of using the ‘dumped’ database information after the backup operation has been completed. For detailed guidance on how to import a MySQL database from a dump file – take a look at our video tutorial embedded in the same article. 

Well, no matter whether you are about to migrate your website from one host to another, or wish to make some changes to your database or just perform regular security actions – making a backup of your database is what you do need to know how to handle.

Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to post a comment.

Recent Posts