Connect to MySQL with MySQL Workbench

To manage the tables and data in the MySQL database, you will need to obtain a database management system. These instructions are for the popular MySQL Workbench interface.

Download MySQL Workbench from http://www.mysql.com/downloads/workbench/ and install it on your computer.

Install and open MySQL Workbench.  Navigate to the column labeled SQL Development.

1.  Click New Connection.
2.  Enter your own Connection Name.
3.  Enter the MySQL server name in the Hostname field.
4.  Enter the MySQL db login.

When the connection is made a window will pop up and you will enter the password for your database.

For step-by-step instructions on backing up a database using MySQL Workbench, please see this community forum post.
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