Make copy of Database

If I want to make an exact copy of a MySQL database from one place to another, can I just export all the tables (in sql format), save to my local machine, create a new databae on a different place & just import all the content from the exported file (or files)?
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Dave BaldwinFixer of ProblemsCommented:
Yes, I do it all the time for backups.  Note that if this is for an active site, your copy may be out of date by the time you upload it on the second server.

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Jim RiddlesPrepress/OMS SpecialistCommented:
Not sure which version of MySQL you are using, but see the following link for a full explanation:

Log on to your MySQL shell from the command line and execute the following commands:
mysqldump db1 > dump.sql
mysqladmin create db2
mysql db2 < dump.sql

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Substitute "db1" and "db2" with whatever names are appropriate.
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