I'm trying to backup and SQL database (for a copy of vBulletin), and need to restore it later.

I read through Kevin's tutorial on the subject, but am a bit confused: where exactly does it go when I save it? I couldn't figure it out. I probably sound like a moron to some of the more experienced people here, but I can handle that if I can figure out how this is done.

Also: is it safe, and reliable? Losing the posts/threads on the forum would be a disaster.