What Is phpMyAdmin
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phpMyAdmin is a free web application that provides a convenient GUI for working with the MySQL database management system. It is the most popular MySQL administration tool that is used by millions of users worldwide and has won numerous awards and honors.
Written in PHP, it has all common functions that you may need when developing a MySQL-based application or website. It also gave birth to several similar products, for example phpPgAdmin which provides similar functionality for the PostgreSQL DBMS.
You can use phpMyAdmin for Windows or almost any other operating system ever existed. It can export and import database created and managed by MySQL DBMS, as well as work with some other data formats.
The list of supported formats includes SQL, CVS, CodeGen, CVS for Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Word 2000, JSON, LaTeX, MediaWiki Table, OpenDocument Spreadsheet, OpenDocument Text, PDF, PHP Array, Texy! Text and YAML data types.
With phpMyAdmin you can:
The tool is very simple to set up and use. It is usually installed on the same computer with MySQL database, so all commands are executed very quickly and don’t rely on network connectivity.
While phpMyAdmin is a perfect tool for browsing the database, managing user privileges and executing SQL queries, it can’t be considered a full-featured administration tool.
Administration expects you to not only be able to work with an object, but also deal with unpredictable situations, such as SQL injections, user mistakes and other cases of database corruption. Especially it touches the matter of automatic MySQL backup.
The export/import functionality of phpMyAdmin lacks a lot of the features that you would expect to find in a backup software solution:
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The good news about backing up MySQL tables with phpMyAdmin is that it saves data as database dumps, similarly to how Handy Backup and mysqldump work.
Resulting files can be used not only for disaster recovery, but also to conduct different experiments and migrate from MySQL to other database management systems. You can learn more about it on the MySQL Recovery feature page.
Version 7.9.9, built on 26 January, 2018
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Backup Terms Glossary
Current glossary explains various terms that you may come across while working with Handy Backup or other backup software.
Handy Backup is a backup utility for Windows Servers and PCs that is famous for its flexibility and ease of use.
The glossary contains 219 terms. The current section Databases contains 19 terms.
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