I read the “Backup MySQL” section on DH Wiki, and did a backup as outlined using phpMyAdmin. It seemed to download quickly, and the downloaded file opens without any problems.
When I log in to my DH panel and look at my mySQL Databases, my database shows as 10.24MB. When I export it from phpMyAdmin, the file is 6MB. Is this normal? I did not use any compression. Does this mean that I do not have a complete backup?
I clicked Select All as instructed.
I noticed on the wiki that it was not recommended to use phyMyAdmin for downloading databases larger then 8MB, so this is why I am asking. I am nervous about using mysqldump since I have never done that before. Doesn’t dump mean delete? I’m so afraid of messing something up.
Thanks for reading this. Any input is appreciated.