I have a
.sql file with an export from
phpMyAdmin. I want to import it into a different server using the command line.
I have a Windows Server 2008 R2 installation. I placed the
.sql file on the C drive, and I tried this command
database_name < file.sql
It is not working. I get syntax errors.
- How can I import this file without a problem?
- Do I need to create a database first?
mysql -u username -p database_name < file.sql
Check MySQL Options.
Note 1: It is better to use the full path of the SQL file
Note 2: Use
--triggers to keep the routines and triggers of original database. They are not copied by default.
Note 3 You may have to create the (empty) database from MySQL if it doesn’t exist already and the exported SQL don’t contain
CREATE DATABASE (exported with
-n option), before you can import it.