(I don't feel this is a duplicate of "Migrating between Development, Staging and Production for a pre-existing ExpressionEngine site" as I'm hoping it's much simpler/specific. Maybe it is a duplicate as I'm not familiar yet with all the nuances as the site is just getting started. If that's the case I would hope detail is provided before being marked as a duplicate. Moreover in the above no particular examples were given for migrating content.)
Assuming no new add-ons and thus tables have been added to either version, say I just want to grab new entries, members, and channel categories from production to development, is there a convenient way to do that? (And changes to existing entries/members or whatever other content?) Or do I just manually export/import from select tables via MySql (does this present problems?)?