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Learning Mambo : A Step-by-Step Tutorial to Building Your Website by Douglas Paterson

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Migrating the Locally Created Database

Our next step is to move the data from your local site onto your Mambo server installation.

We begin by making a backup of the local database we want to migrate.

Backing Up the Database

Backing up your database can be done from the Backup Database option of the Components | MOStlyDBAdmin DB Tools menu. This component comes with the standard Mambo installation, but not Mambo Lite, and it would need to installed separately if you are using Mambo Lite.

You select what you want done with the backup; whether it should be displayed on the screen, downloaded to your browser so you can save it locally, or saved directly onto the server. You can also choose the format of the backup, a ZIP file or a text file for example, ...

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