Import SQL file using command line

How to import SQL file using command line.

mysql -u username -p database_name < file.sql

Note-1: It is better to use the full path of the SQL file file.sql.

Note-2: Use -R and --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 --no-create-db or -n option), before you can import it.


shell> mysqldump db_name > backup-file.sql

You can load the dump file back into the server like this:

UNIX

shell> mysql db_name < backup-file.sql


The same in Windows command prompt:

mysql -p -u [user] [database] < backup-file.sql

PowerShell

C:\> cmd.exe /c "mysql -u root -p db_name < backup-file.sql"


MySQL command line

mysql> use db_name;
mysql> source backup-file.sql;


Regarding the time taken for importing huge files: most importantly, it takes more time because the default setting of MySQL is autocommit = true. You must set that off before importing your file and then check how import works like a gem.

You just need to do the following thing:

mysql> use db_name;

mysql> SET autocommit=0 ; source the_sql_file.sql ; COMMIT ;


Among all the answers, for the problem above, this is the best one:

mysql> use db_name;
mysql> source file_name.sql;

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