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Tips on Moving MySQL Database from Development to Production Server

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  • Tips on Moving MySQL Database from Development to Production Server

    Is it possible to copy a MySQL database from one machine to another? I have a local version of MySQL running on my development machine and I am ready to deploy my completed MySQL based web application at a hosting service. How do I get my MySQL database to that new machine? I know that I will need to install MySQL on this machine, but how about the specific MySQL database?

    I know this is not an Alpha Five question but since MySQL is so popular as an SQL backend for Alpha Five developers I thought maybe someone could give me a nudge in the right direction.

    Thank you,
    CPGood

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    Re: Tips on Moving MySQL Database from Development to Production Server

    You can backup your MySQL db and restore it at the new location. I use Navicat for this but you should be able to use WorkBench.
    Peter
    AlphaBase Solutions, LLC

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    • #3
      Re: Tips on Moving MySQL Database from Development to Production Server

      Or you could do a DUMP followed by an IMPORT on the other Server.

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      • #4
        Re: Tips on Moving MySQL Database from Development to Production Server

        Hello

        Yes as mentioned in post 3
        If you are using navicat connect to your local db and dump file and select a location to save that file, it will be saved with .sql extension..
        Then using the same navicat log onto the server and connect to the db and the execute the SQL file, when asked browse and select the file you have just created.
        If you don't have navicat the steps will be the same in workbench or you can do the same on command line, I am sure.
        thanks for reading

        gandhi

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        • #5
          Re: Tips on Moving MySQL Database from Development to Production Server

          SQLYOG is also a great choice for mysql. May be less than Navicat.

          Some build their database online where they will need it and never have to move it. That is if your host allows remote working/access.
          Dave Mason
          dave@aldadesktop.com
          Skype is dave.mason46

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          • #6
            Re: Tips on Moving MySQL Database from Development to Production Server

            phpadmin

            output to SQL

            run that SQL on the new database
            Al Buchholz
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            "Make it as simple as possible, but not simpler."
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            • #7
              Re: Tips on Moving MySQL Database from Development to Production Server

              PHP Admin works real well. Cpanel(if you have it) does a nice job for backup as well.
              Using Joomla, I simply use a tool called akeeba backup.
              Dave Mason
              dave@aldadesktop.com
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