To export a database using phpMyAdmin, follow these steps:
- Open phpMyAdmin in your web browser.
- Select the database you want to export from the left-hand sidebar.
- Click on the "Export" tab at the top of the page.
- Choose the export method:
Quick - This option exports your database with the default settings.
Custom - This option allows you to customize various settings for your export.
For a basic export, the "Quick" option will be sufficient.
- Choose the format for your export. The default format is SQL, but you can also choose other formats such as CSV or XML.
- If you chose the "Custom" export method, you can now customize various settings such as selecting specific tables, adding compatibility options, or changing the export output.
- Click on the "Go" button at the bottom of the page.
- Choose where you want to save the export file on your computer.
- The database export will now begin, and you will see a progress bar on the screen.
- Once the export is complete, you can access the saved file on your computer.
That's it! You have successfully exported a database using phpMyAdmin.