Where my .sql file should be located?

Hello there,

I have created a new raw Droplet (raw one), then using my command line I installed LAMP (installed MySQL server & PHP).

I brought my Drupal (databse.sql & public_html folder as Zip) from other hosting service by (wget).

I was able to unzip my public_html … and that works just fine.

But I am unable to import my database.sql to MySQL server (I don’t prefer to install and use PhpMyAdmin), I am new to this, and here are some questions:

1- Where should I put my database.sql file before importing? 2- Should I run mysql> command OR I just use my terminal shell and run “mysql -u -p database < database.sql… etc”? 3- how can I test that MySQL server is working good? how to test that my database.sql file has tables on it?

I need to ask this question because I want to have a good idea toward this action, you can say, I need your any knowledge regrading to that.

Any help is much appreciated !

Thanks -Batis

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Thank you Jarland for your help… At the moment, I am on /var/www/html directory, and when I run the command: mysql -uUSER -p DATABASE < IMPORTED.sql I got nothing…

I run mysql > SHOW DATABASES; mysql > USE DATABASE; mysql > SHOW TABLES;

I find empty values !

Any idea?

Thanks Batis

Hello friend!

You are thinking in the right direction here. The location of the .sql file will not matter as you are going to import it into a database, which will then live in /var/lib/mysql (not using the .sql format). Check out the “Import” section of this article from a while back:

Kind Regards, Jarland