JLBN – Backups & Restores on WAMP

In this setup guide for WAMP, we will show you the simplest method to backup your WAMP server.

Before attempting any change, even the first time password setup, you should perform a full backup based on this setup backup guide for WAMP.

Note: Even this guide is used for Wampserver, you can apply this method on other wamp package such as Xampp, EasyPHP, so on. Just make sure to select correct file(s) in proper location(s) 😉

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42 thoughts on “JLBN – Backups & Restores on WAMP

  • September 23, 2012 at 2:30 am


    I want to transfer all the files that I have worked in wampserver from one computer to the another. I have tried exporting to extension gzipped from mysql and importing to the new computer but there comes some error, which define…

    I would like to request if you could teach me step by step to perform the transfer of the files.


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  • August 24, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    Good day sir,i am new to PHP and i decided to teach myself,i just installed the server and upon trying to do some adjustment in d sql,it gave me this error:
    Error MySQL said: Documentation #1045 – Access denied for user ‘root’@’localhost’ (using password: NO) phpMyAdmin tried to connect to the MySQL server, and the server rejected the connection. You should check the host, username and password in your configuration and make sure that they correspond to the information given by the administrator of the MySQL server.

    pls what do i do because am destabilized

  • August 7, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    A question directly related to wamp backup.

    One of my databases have a mixture of storage. Some tables are INNOB and others are MyIsam. I know I can still do the backup since the backup is a mere matter of copying the wamp folder to a safe location.

    What affects could there possibly be if I restored some files from the backup and those files were type INNOB?

    • August 10, 2011 at 8:19 pm

      If you meant phpMyAdmin when mentioned MySQL monitor, then the way you use phpMyAdmin to log in and access Databases will not be the same like in commands. For INNODB, you can NOT copy and paste folder(s) like MyISAM but have no choice to backup/export as sql file then restore/import into new Database 😉

  • August 7, 2011 at 6:20 pm

    I have a question and hope this is the right place for it, but if it is not please accept my apologies.

    I am running a local of my Joomla 1.5.23 website on WAMP and I have been using the mysql monitor, but there seem to be a lot of comman types or command statements that don’t work with this monitor such as;
    mysql> mysql -u root test; or mysql> mysql -u root -p.

    By doing a \h I get the help that show the active commands, so how are commands such as the above changed to work with the mysql monitor?

  • August 7, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    You can right click on each file and set the security for each file. If you know how to use the mysql monitor you can do it there to, but knowing the commands takes some education if you cannot find the information by searching. These errors can cause access problems so they do need to be taken care of.

  • June 9, 2011 at 6:21 am

    I am a complete beginner and have just successfully completed installing Wamp and WordPress. Many many thanks for making each step so crystal clear! I have just one question that I just can not seem to find an answer through Google or wordpress, and I am very unsure what to do: I have just installed a new theme into WordPress, and when I enter into the themes featured panel there are a whole pile of errors, basically telling me to configure my permissions to 755. I do not have any idea how to do this, could you please help. I am using Windows7.

    Many thanks

    Many thanks

    • June 12, 2011 at 9:04 am

      wulbo, on Windows, don’t worry about those permissions; if still worry, you can right click on file(s) and select Read Only to protect them 😉

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