Mysql – How to restore a dump file from thesqldump


I was given a MySQL database file that I need to restore as a database on my Windows Server 2008 machine.

I tried using MySQL Administrator, but I got the following error:

The selected file was generated by
mysqldump and cannot be restored by
this application.

How do I get this working?

Best Solution

If the database you want to restore doesn't already exist, you need to create it first.

On the command-line, if you're in the same directory that contains the dumped file, use these commands (with appropriate substitutions):

C:\> mysql -u root -p

mysql> create database mydb;
mysql> use mydb;
mysql> source db_backup.dump;