Download Wordpress Database

Hi all - I’m a newbie to all of this. I know enough to be dangerous. Right now, I’m downloading a copy of my wordpress site so I can mess around with it locally without affecting anything live. I’m in the process of trying to download MAMP and mess with that, but one of the steps is to download the “database”. I read the instructions here:

On the first step, “where” exactly does it put it on my “droplet”? I’m running it on Ubuntu. I’m not sure if I can ftp it out of my droplet. Any clarity would be appreciated.


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My god. Why does every single DigitalOcean documentation page, whether their own or in the “Community Forums”, provide instructions that just plain don’t work?

What’s the Username if it’s not “sammy”? What’s the password? How do I get those? I picked ones I wanted to use and it said “mysqldump: Got error: 1045: Access denied for user ‘sammy’@‘localhost’ (using password: YES) when trying to connect”.

Geez, I wish I could just get working instructions on how to do this. Why does DigitalOcean make everything so hard?

I’m getting a -Bash: mysqldump: command not found

Do i need to change my folder?

Hi @xMudrii,

Thanks so much for the detail! When you say “SSH into the droplet”, is that just using terminal to access the droplet?