I don’t recall what triggered the need to find another way to backup a WordPress database, but I recalled seeing something about a command line option in WordPress. I did some research and found this article ( https://www.liquidweb.com/kb/backup-wordpress-database-wp-cli/ ).

What are interesting about WP-CLI is the simple syntax. To backup from a SSH command prompt, the command is “wp db export”.

Please simple. ;-)