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How to Copy or Rename a Database

How to Copy a Database

To copy a database you will need to export the original database, and then import it onto a new database.

How to Export the Original Database

  1. Go to phpMyAdmin
  2. Click on the existing database on the left sidebar
  3. Click Export at the top
  4. Click the "Save on server in the directory" checkbox, and click Go
  5. This will save a .sql file to a temporary folder on your account.

How to Import onto a New Database

  1. Create a new database in cPanel
  2. Go to phpMyAdmin
  3. Click the new database name in the top left
  4. Click Import in the main area of phpMyAdmin
  5. Click the radio button "Select from the web server upload directory /home/USERNAME/tmp/:"
  6. Select the database you imported earlier from the drop down box and click Go
Note: phpMyAdmin will timeout after 30 seconds of attempting to import.

If you experience this timeout you will need to import your database using SSH. Instructions for that can be found at HostMonster.com/cgi/help/162



For security reasons, it's best to upload your database to the /home/USERNAME section of your account. (Replace USERNAME with your account username.)


Renaming a Database

Unfortunately, the only way to rename a database is to follow the above direction and import the database to a new, empty database with the desired name.

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