Import large SQL databases into MySQL

As rules, the bulk of all WordPress sites have small database. When I say “small”, I mean until 100 MB. But if we say about e-shops or for example about news portals, size of database may exceed several hundred megabytes. If you try import such file, you probably get the error.

How to import large SQL files into MySQL using the command line

Problem: How to import large SQL files into MySQL using the command line

Solution: It's simple, run this:

mysql -h 127.0.0.1 -u username -p database_name < /path_to_file/"database (1).sql"

Note: If your file contain spaces in the name, use quotes, as shown in the example.

UPD: For export you can use next command:

mysqldump -h 127.0.0.1 -u username -p database_name > /path_to_file/"database (1).sql"

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