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Copy Entire Database or Rename Database

Is there a way for me to copy an entire database in cPanel?

  1. Go to cPanel > MySQL Databases and Create a New Database with the name you want.
  2. Go to phpMyAdmin and in the left menu click the original database you want to copy (do not click on any tables inside).
  3. Look to the top tabs and choose Operations.
  4. Enter the new database name (full name e.g. username_databasename) next to Copy database to: and uncheck "CREATE DATABASE before copying". Only "Structure and data" should be selected.
    • Note: You cannot use Rename database to: because you cannot create databases in phpMyAdmin.
  5. Click the GO button in the same box.


Or you can open a support ticket with the details, and our administrators will do it.


Is there a way for me to copy an entire database from another server?

You will need to export the original database, and import to a new database.

How to export?

  1. Go to existing database in phpMyAdmin
  2. Click Export at the top
  3. Leave the settings as they are, click the "Save as file" checkbox and click Go
  4. This will download a .sql file to your computer


How can I import a 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. Browse for the .sql file on your computer and click Go


Note: phpMyAdmin will timeout after 30 seconds of attempting to import.


Is there a way to rename a database?

Unfortunately, the only way to rename a database is to copy it to a new, empty database with the desired name.

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