Back up and restore MySQL databases using MySQL Workbench 6

Please note that this video is primarily intended for customers of Fasthosts. If you’re a customer of a different provider, you can still follow the process in this video, but you might need to get your database settings from your current provider.

A written version of this guide can be found here:

Connecting to your database: 0:00 – 3:21
Backup your database: 3:23 – 7:20
Restore your database: 7:20 – 11:40

MySQL Workbench 6 is a powerful visual tool for administering your MySQL database. It replaces MySQL’s previous GUI tools, such as MySQL Administrator and MySQL Query Browser, allowing you to configure, maintain, and backup your database in one place.

It can be downloaded here:

Difficulty: Experienced

How long will it take me?
Around 10 minutes

What will you need?
– A MySQL database.
– Your Database name and IP address.
– A Database user
– A copy of MySQL Workbench 6

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Duration: 11:52
Publisher: Fasthosts Internet
You can watch this video also at the source.

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