I have a connection between my localhost and a remote server using putty SSH tunnel.

Thats fine.

Now I need a command to get the sql file on my local machine i.e. c:\folder\test.sql and import it into mysql on the remote server

I thought maybe...

mysql -u username -p testpass -h localhost -P 3307 prefix_testdb

then do a command like

mysql -p -u username database_name < c:\folder\test.sql 

this command did not work.

How can I acheive this?


Before anything, you need to export your database:

mysqldump -p --opt dbname >test.sql

Using SCP, copy over SSH your file:

scp test.sql user@domain:/path/to/test.sql

And import it (you need to create dbname before):

mysql -p -D dbname <test.sql
  • I need to use the sql file I already have on my c:\ – Jkk May 23 '12 at 12:03
  • Take a look at WinSCP. – Silviu May 23 '12 at 13:41

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