Installing MySQL repository question

December 3, 2019 55 views

To import a database it’s apparently necessary to install a mysql repository or something else. After downloading it from Oracle, the computer asks what application to open it with. I thought it was the application. What application is it supposed to use to open it?

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Thank you

1 Answer


I can see that you are referring to the Managed MySQL databases, in this case I would recommend following the steps in this tutorial on how to install the MySQL client:

Once you have the MySQL client, you can then import your database backup.


by Mark Drake
If you're new to working with managed databases, the best way to perform certain tasks, like connecting to the database, may not be self-evident. In this guide, we will go over how to install client programs for a variety of database management systems, including PostgreSQL, MySQL, and Redis, on an Ubuntu 18.04 server. We'll also explain how to use these programs to connect to a managed database instance.
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