How to Duplicate a Database using phpMyAdmin

To duplicate the database follow these steps:

1. Log into cPanel > Databases section > phpMyAdmin menu:



2. Select the database from the list on the left and click the Operations option from the top bar:



3. On the next step, you need to specify a name for the new duplicate database in the Copy database to field.
Make sure the following options are selected:
'Structure and Data'
'CREATE DATABASE before copying'
'Add AUTO_INCREMENT value'

and then click the Go button:



4. Once the process is completed, you will see a message and the new database will appear in the list of the databases on the left side:




It’s also possible to copy the database manually. You need to follow these steps:

1. Log into cPanel > Databases section > MySQL Databases menu:



2. Create a new database following this article. We will use “nctests_wp952_copy2” database as the newly created one.
3. Once the database is created, navigate to phpMyAdmin menu:



4. Choose the database that you need to copy. (to select the tables, checkmark Check All  under the tables) > click Export option from the top bar:



5. Select Export Method: Quick and Format: SQL
Click Go:



The selected database will be saved to your computer.

6. After that, select the newly created database from the left side of phpMyAdmin and click Import from the top bar:



7. Select the exported sql file from your computer using the Browse button and then click the Go button:



8. Once done, you will see a notification that your database was successfully imported and all the tables will appear in the new database:



NOTE: Maximum size of the database that can be imported in phpMyAdmin is 50MB. Larger databases have to be imported/exported via SSH.


That's it!




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