Posted By: Zack
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
How do I get this working?
It should be as simple as running this:
mysql -u <user> -p < db_backup.dump
If the dump is of a single database you may have to add a line at the top of the file:
If it was a dump of many databases, the use statements are already in there.
To run these commands, open up a command prompt (in Windows) and
cd to the directory where the
mysql.exe executable is (you may have to look around a bit for it, it’ll depend on how you installed mysql, i.e. standalone or as part of a package like WAMP). Once you’re in that directory, you should be able to just type the command as I have it above.