"ERROR 1227 (42000) at line x: Access denied" when using doadmin user

I made a dump of a MySQL DB with mysqldump and am now trying to restore it to my DigitalOcean managed DB using the doadmin user and I get this error:

ERROR 1227 (42000) at line 18: Access denied; you need (at least one of) the SUPER, SYSTEM_VARIABLES_ADMIN or SESSION_VARIABLES_ADMIN privilege(s) for this operation

Line 18 of the SQL dump is this:


I comment that line out by prepending # to that and then got an error on these lines:

SET @@GLOBAL.GTID_PURGED=/*!80000 '+'*/ '060bc47a-c804-11ec-a3fa-b269afb00e36:1-4029';

Manually commenting out the lines is fine for MySQL dumps that are a few MB big but it’s a lot trickier with a multi GB DB dump.

Any ideas?

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May 11, 2022
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Hi @jimwigginton,

the command you’ve used:

  1. sed 's/SET @@SESSION.SQL_LOG_BIN.*//' -i backup.sql
  2. sed 's/SET @@GLOBAL.GTID_PURGED.*//' -i backup.sql

I’m glad it has helped you. Having said that, yes the doadmin user on the Managed platform does not have permissions like a root user. This is because the product is managed at it has limitations. Imagine every person having root access to the Managed Database.

I was somewhat able to get around this by doing this:

sed 's/SET @@SESSION.SQL_LOG_BIN.*//' -i backup.sql
sed 's/SET @@GLOBAL.GTID_PURGED.*//' -i backup.sql

I still think it’s weird that the default doadmin user doesn’t have the maximum possible permissions…

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