Export Database using PHP

Hello Guys, This tutorial will help you to export sql file to from your database. Sometimes few of client doesn’t provide phpMyAdmin or cPanel access. So by this tutorial you can export your sql file to database by a simple way.

<?php
define(‘DB_HOST’,’YOUR DATABASE HOST’);
define(‘DB_USER’,’YOUR DATABASE USER’);
define(‘DB_PASSWORD’,’YOUR DATABASE PASSWORD’);
define(‘DB_NAME’,’YOUR DATABASE NAME’);

backup_tables(DB_HOST,DB_USER,DB_PASSWORD,DB_NAME);

/* backup the db OR just a table */
function backup_tables($host,$user,$pass,$name,$tables = ‘*’)
{

$link = mysql_connect($host,$user,$pass);
mysql_select_db($name,$link);

//get all of the tables
if($tables == ‘*’)
{
$tables = array();
$result = mysql_query(‘SHOW TABLES’);
while($row = mysql_fetch_row($result))
{
$tables[] = $row[0];
}
}
else
{
$tables = is_array($tables) ? $tables : explode(‘,’,$tables);
}

//cycle through
foreach($tables as $table)
{
$result = mysql_query(‘SELECT * FROM ‘.$table);
$num_fields = mysql_num_fields($result);

$return.= ‘DROP TABLE IF EXISTS ‘.$table.';';
$row2 = mysql_fetch_row(mysql_query(‘SHOW CREATE TABLE ‘.$table));
$return.= “\n\n”.$row2[1].”;\n\n”;

for ($i = 0; $i < $num_fields; $i++)
{
while($row = mysql_fetch_row($result))
{
$return.= ‘INSERT INTO ‘.$table.’ VALUES(‘;
for($j=0; $j<$num_fields; $j++)
{
$row[$j] = addslashes($row[$j]);
$row[$j] = ereg_replace(“\n”,”\\n”,$row[$j]);
if (isset($row[$j])) { $return.= ‘”‘.$row[$j].'”‘ ; } else { $return.= ‘””‘; }
if ($j<($num_fields-1)) { $return.= ‘,'; }
}
$return.= “);\n”;
}
}
$return.=”\n\n\n”;
}

//save file
$handle = fopen(‘new_db-backup-‘.time().’-‘.(md5(implode(‘,’,$tables))).’.sql’,’w+’);
fwrite($handle,$return);
fclose($handle);
}