How can I download my website database

Posted June 22, 2020 2.2k views

I need to download a back up database from my website. Please help me to do so.

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Hi @valeksejevs7,

You can download your Website’s database from your terminal. To do so, SSH to your droplet

ssh root@YourDropletIP

To Export a database, open up terminal, making sure that you are not logged into MySQL and type,

mysqldump -u [username] -p [database name] > [database name].sql

The database that you selected in the command will now be exported to your droplet.

The username and name should be provided in your configuration file of your website.

There is a DigitalOcean tutorial as well:


by Etel Sverdlov
MySQL is a powerful database management system used for organizing and retrieving data. This tutorial explains how to import and export MySQL databases and how to reset a root MySQL password