How to backup the database of your phpBB3 forum
Backing up the database of your forum is easier than ever with phpBB3. All you have to do is to select the Maintenance tool-bar from the top menu in your Administration Control Panel and then click on the Backup link in the left menu. Next, click on the Select all link in order to select all tables for the backup and then click on the Submit button. You can leave the default settings intact. In a few moments a download pop-up for your database will appear.
If you have a big forum with a lot of users and posts the backup might take some time to be created.
The files can be downloaded through your favourite FTP client.
Detailed instructions on how to create and restore backups can be found in our cPanel Backup tutorial.