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I have a database that I would like to create a copy of on the same domain. I have a database named "forum1" that I would just like a copy of created with the name of "test".


I've tried backing up of "forum1" and restoring it to "test" but this doesn't seem to work. I download the backup and then upload the very same .gz file and it seems to lock up. The backup screen has been "Waiting for [domain name]" for a long time now.


Is there another/faster way to do this?


Thank you.

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I'm not sure if I have posted this before but here is the easy way to copy an existing database to a new database via cPanel.


*For this example the databases are cpaneluser_existingdb and cpaneluser_newdb

  • Log into cPanel
  • Create a new database named "newdb" via MySQL Databases or MySQL Database Wizard
  • Go to phpMyAdmin and select the database "cpaneluser_existingdb"
  • Select the Operations tab
  • Locate the section labeled "Copy database to"
  • In the text box enter the name of the new database you created, cpaneluser_newdb
  • Select the radio button labeled "Structure and data"
  • Uncheck the box labeled "CREATE DATABASE before copying"
  • Check the box labeled "Switch to copied database"
  • Click the Go button and let the magic happen


If you don't feel comfortable doing this, you can always do as Bruce suggested and open a ticket. We will gladly do this task for you.

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