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How to import and export database via phpMyAdmin ("Access denied create database db_name" error)

In cPanel you can import and export databases using the menu phpMyAdmin, which you can find in the section Databases.

Please note, only databases of 50MB maximum, can be imported/ exported in PHPMyAdmin. Larger databases have to be imported/exported via SSH. To do this follow the instructions here or simply submit a ticket to our HelpDesk.

To import a database:

• Log in your cPanel.

• Navigate to PHPMyAdmin in the section 'Databases'

Select the database that you will need import to.

On the upper bar, click the tab 'Import'.

Click 'Browse' and locate the .sql file from your computer.

Click 'Go' so that it is imported into the database.

And you will see a notification that your database was successfully imported.

To export a database:

• Log into cPanel.

• Navigate to PHPMyAdmin in the section 'Databases'

Choose the tables that you need to export, or click 'Check All'

On the upper bar, click the tab 'Export'

Select the required file from the drop-down menu in 'Format' and click 'Go' button.

If you received this error message, you can resolve the issue by following the next steps:

"Access denied create database db_name" error. How to fix it?

If you received this error message, you can resolve the issue by following the next steps:

• Open the dump of your database using any text editor on your computer ( for instance, Notepad or WordPad);

• Find the line : CREATE DATABASE db_name ( it can usually be found at the beginning ) (*db_name – your database name ). And delete it.

Save it and import it using the instructions provided above.

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