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MySql File to large to import using Windows XAMPP Post MySql File to large to import using Windows XAMPP 2 years ago

You probably tried to upload too large file. Please refer to documentation for ways to workaround this limit. Error when trying to import a file in MySQL.

A workaround for this is.

Get the MySQL backup and if zipped e.g. database.sql.gz, then unzip it.

Now go to your sql.exe in a windows command prompt.

$ cd xampp\mysql\bin

Login into MySQL through the command line.
$ C:\xampp\mysql\bin>mysql.exe -h localhost -u root -p
Enter password:
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 826
Server version: 5.5.15 MySQL Community Server (GPL)

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Type 'help;' or '\h' for help. Type '\c' to clear the current input statement.

mysql> use [database name]
Database changed

# Enter here the backup SQL file location
mysql>source C:\Users\[Your Name]\Desktop\[Database Name].sql