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How to import large sql file in phpmyadmin

Posted by: admin November 1, 2017 Leave a comment

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I want to import a sql file of approx 12 mb. But its causing problem while loading. Is there any way to upload it without splitting the sql file ?

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Try to import it from mysql console as per the taste of your OS.

mysql -u {DB-USER-NAME} -p {DB-NAME} < {db.file.sql path}

or if it’s on a remote server use the -h flag to specify the host.

mysql -u {DB-USER-NAME} -h {MySQL-SERVER-HOST-NAME} -p {DB-NAME} < {db.file.sql path}

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Edit the config.inc.php file located in the phpmyadmin directory. In my case it is located at C:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin3.2.0.1\config.inc.php.

Find the line with $cfg['UploadDir'] on it and update it to $cfg['UploadDir'] = 'upload';

Then, create a directory called ‘upload’ within the phpmyadmin directory (for me, at C:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin3.2.0.1\upload\).

Then place the large SQL file that you are trying to import into the new upload directory. Now when you go onto the db import page within phpmyadmin console you will notice a drop down present that wasn’t there before – it contains all of the sql files in the upload directory that you have just created. You can now select this and begin the import.

If you’re not using WAMP on Windows, then I’m sure you’ll be able to adapt this to your environment without too much trouble.

Reference : http://daipratt.co.uk/importing-large-files-into-mysql-with-phpmyadmin/comment-page-4/

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3 things you have to do:

in php.ini of your php installation (note: depending if you want it for CLI, apache, or nginx, find the right php.ini to manipulate)

post_max_size=500M

upload_max_filesize=500M

memory_limit=900M

or set other values. Restart apache if you have apache installed or php-fpm for nginx if you use nginx.

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Just one line and you are done (make sure mysql command is available as global or just go to mysql installation folder and enter into bin folder)

mysql -u database_user_name -p -D database_name < complete_file_path_with_file_name_and_extension 

Here

  • u stands for User
  • p stands for Password
  • D stands for Database

—DON’T FORGET TO ADD < SIGN AFTER DATABASE NAME—

Complete file path with name and extension can be like

c:\folder_name\"folder name"\sql_file.sql

—IF YOUR FOLDER AND FILE NAME CONTAINS SPACE THAN BIND THEM USING DOUBLE QUOTE—

Tip and Note: You can write your password after -p but this is not recommended because it will show to others who are watching your screen at that time, if you don’t write there it will ask you when you will execute command by pressing enter.

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Solution for LINUX USERS (run with sudo)

Create ‘upload’ and ‘save’ directories:

mkdir /etc/phpmyadmin/upload
mkdir /etc/phpmyadmin/save
chmod a+w /etc/phpmyadmin/upload
chmod a+w /etc/phpmyadmin/save

Then edit phpmyadmin’s config file:

gedit /etc/phpmyadmin/config.inc.php

Finally add absolute path for both ‘upload’ and ‘save’ directories:

$cfg['UploadDir'] = '/etc/phpmyadmin/upload';
$cfg['SaveDir'] = '/etc/phpmyadmin/save';

Now, just drop files on /etc/phpmyadmin/upload folder and then you’ll be able to select them from phpmyadmin.

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Hope this help.

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I was able to import a large .sql file by having the following configuration in httpd.conf file:

Alias /phpmyadmin "C:/xampp/phpMyAdmin/"
<Directory "C:/xampp/phpMyAdmin">
    AllowOverride AuthConfig
    Require all granted

    php_admin_value upload_max_filesize 128M
    php_admin_value post_max_size 128M
    php_admin_value max_execution_time 360
    php_admin_value max_input_time 360
</Directory>

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You will have to edit the php.ini file. change the following upload_max_filesize post_max_size to accommodate your file size.

Trying running phpinfo() to see their current value. If you are not at the liberty to change the php.ini file directly try ini_set()

If that is also not an option, you might like to give bigdump a try.

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For that you will have to edit php.ini file, If you are using the ubuntu server this is link Upload large file in phpMyAdmin might help you.

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Create a zip or tar file and upload in phpmyadmin thats it..!

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I dont understand why nobody mention the easiest way….just split the large file with http://www.rusiczki.net/2007/01/24/sql-dump-file-splitter/
and after just execute vie mySQL admin the seperated generated files starting from the one with Structure

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Change your server settings to allow file uploads larger than 12 mb and you should be fine.
Usually the server settings are set to 5 to 8 mb for file uploads.

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I stumbled on an article and this worked best for me

  1. Open up the config.inc.php file within the phpmyadmin dir with your favorite code editor. In your local MAMP environment, it should be located here:

Hard Drive » Applications » MAMP » bin » config.inc.php

  1. Do a search for the phrase $cfg[‘UploadDir’] – it’s going to look like this:

$cfg['UploadDir'] = '';

  1. Change it to look like this:

$cfg['UploadDir'] = 'upload';

  1. Then, within that phpmyadmin dir, create a new folder & name it upload.

  2. Take that large .sql file that you’re trying to import, and put it in that new upload folder.

  3. Now, the next time you go to import a database into phpMyAdmin, you’ll see a new dropdown field right below the standard browse area in your “File to Import” section.

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Best way to upload a large file not use phpmyadmin . cause phpmyadin at first upload the file using php upload class then execute sql that cause most of the time its time out happened.

best way is :
enter wamp folder>bin>mysql>bin dirrectory then write this line

mysql -u root -p listnames < latestdb.sql
here listnames is the database name at first please create the empty database
and the latestdb.sql is your sql file name where your data present .

but one important thing is if your database file has unicode data . you must need to open your latestdb.sql file and one line before any line . the line is :

SET NAMES utf8;
then your command mode run this script code