How to import large .sql files into MySQL via shell? | Softescu | Full Service Digital Agency for Drupal & Mobile in Romania
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01.10.2009

If you seek to import a large MySQL file via the shell in Linux, the following command might be helpful to you:

shell>mysql -uusername -ppassword db_name < dumpfile.sql

If you are already running mysql, you can execute an SQL script file using the source or \. command:

mysql> source dump.sql
mysql> \. dump.sql

 

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MySQL, Linux, import

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