Originally Posted by hzSari
Make sure that the version of mysql server are same for easy transfer of the database. Of course any version is fine for the transfer, but if it is same, the transfer of db would be hassle free.
I found that the built in export/import features work well as they also transfer comments, users, images etc... and change all the paths. Using the WP built in method gets rid of the potential problems of MySQL incompatibilities between versions.
But if for some reason you do need to export/import in phpmyadmin then I have found that version numbers do "occasionally" matter but not too often.