How to export large mysql database from digitalocean cloud server into DigitalOcean Managed Databases?

Hi. There is a local mysql database on a cloud server with a size of 52GB+ How do I export it to DigitalOcean Managed Databases?


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Hi there @vlladoffwork,

I would usually use one of the tools listed on the MySQL website for exporting databases. I would usually default to the mysqldump tool here:

Example usage:

  1. mysqldump -h your_host -u your_user -p your_db_name > db-name.sql

However, for some extra performance I might sometimes use mysqlpump instead:

The syntax is quite similar:

  1. mysqlpump -h your_host -u your_user -p your_db_name > db-name.sql

Once you have the databased exported into a .sql file, you can import it with the mysql command into your Managed MySQL cluster.


  1. mysql -h your_host -u your_user -p your_db_name < db-name.sql

Hope that this helps! Regards, Bobby