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Clone database using PhpMyAdmin

Last modified: October 5, 2022
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How To Clone Database using phpMyAdmin

This guide is for users who want to clone their MySQL database through phpMyAdmin.

Besides using the command line or dashboard to export, import way to duplicate a database, user have the option to use phpMyadmin function to clone their database.

After accessing phpMyAdmin via cPanel / Helm / WebSitePanel,

  1. Select the database user want to copy (by clicking on the database from the phpMyAdmin home screen).
  2. Once inside the database, select the Operations tab.
  3. Scroll down to the section where it says “Copy database to:
  4. Type in the name of the new database.
  5. Select “structure and data” to copy everything. Alternately, user can select “Structure only” if user want the columns but not the data.
  6. Check the box “CREATE DATABASE before copying” to create a new database.
  7. Check the box “Add AUTO_INCREMENT value.”
  8. Click on the Go button to proceed.

If click on the home icon, user will notice the new database listed in the left column. By going inside, user will find the database is a copy of the previous database.

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