• An article on my webhost on backing up mysql with phpmyadmin, says it’s best to first optimize the db.

    Then, download the structure only.
    Then, download the data only.

    Is there some advantage to doing it this way?


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  • The advantages of optimizing the DB before downloading are self-evident.

    The reasons for downloading the structure and data seperately would be if you wish to create an empty database with a given structure and fill in the data without another blog.

    But in praticality wise, it’s easier to just grab the structure and data together.


    Just FYI:

    Scott ‘Skippy’ Merrill has a plugin for backup: at: http://www.skippy.net/blog/category/wordpress/plugins/wp-db-backup/

    Lester ‘GaMerZ’ Chan has a plugin for backup:
    This Plugin does a backup and has an optimization option but is a little trickier to install:

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    Ok, got it. Yes, I have the backup plugin installed but for learning and familiarity purposes, I generally go the extra rigor, phpmyadmin route.


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