I am pretty new to managing servers, right now I have trouble to find the location of our database. I see the DB in phpmyadmin, is there a way to find the real location using phpmyadmin ?
Running ubuntu 12.04 server
First, get rid of phpMyAdmin. It's just a giant security hole, and doesn't even have a very pretty interface. You'll find that almost no professional DBAs or system administrators will go anywhere near it. It's not even really necessary, since the basics of SQL aren't hard to pick up.
Second, the database files themselves are in MySQL's