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27 February 2013 at 9:26am
Hi, I am a SS newbie and I am trying to upgrade a site but I am stuck backing up the database. I am trying to bring my site back into my MAMP server but the database seems to be too large for import.
Can anyone help?
28 February 2013 at 10:32am
You've tried zipping up the database export file, right?
If that doesn't solve it, do you have a lot of versions of each page?
There's an SQL script somewhere that deletes the older versions of each page and this might reduce the size of the database somewhat. I can't google it now, but I remember it worked quite well.
28 February 2013 at 8:58pm
You could spilt your database import file into multiple files.
1 March 2013 at 7:22pm
Alternatively, you can just pipe the SQL dump directly into MySQL. I can't remember where MAMP keeps its binaries, but the command to run from Terminal will be something like:
/Applications/MAMP/.../bin/mysql -u root -p databasename < /path/to/file.sql
If the root MySQL user doesn't have a password, drop the -p and if the database hasn't been created but the sql file has a CREATE DATABASE line at the top, then you can drop the databasename.
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