[Solved] Can’t import database through phpMyAdmin file size too large

For Upload large size data in using phpmyadmin Do following steps.


I have been trying to import Database through phpMyAdmin. My database file is a.sql and it’s size is 1.2 GB I am trying to import this on local and phpMyAdmin is saying:

You probably tried to upload too large file. Please refer to documentation for ways to workaround this limit.



Here is what I’ve done:

  1. Gone to my XAMPP installed directoy C:\xampp\php
  2. Open the “Configuration Settings” file named php.ini using your text editor, preferably you can also you Notepad for Windows machine.
  3. Somewhere nearby on line no 886, please update it to upload_max_filesize = 128M
  4. Similarly on line no 735 post_max_size = 128M
  5. On line no 442 max_execution_time = 300
  6. On line no 452 max_input_time = 60
  7. Restart your Apache from either XAMPP Control Panel or using CMD in Windows https://stackoverflow.com/a/6723485/969092




For Upload large size data in using phpmyadmin Do following steps.

  1. Open php.ini file from C:\wamp\bin\apache\Apache2.4.4\bin Update following lines
    max_execution_time = 259200
    max_input_time = 259200
    memory_limit = 1000M
    upload_max_filesize = 750M
    post_max_size = 750M

    than after restart wamp server or restart all services Now Upload data using import function in phymyadmin. Apply second step if till not upload data.

  2. open config.default.php file in c:\wamp\apps\phpmyadmin4.0.4\libraries (Open this file accoring to phpmyadmin version)
    Find $cfg['ExecTimeLimit'] = 300;Replace to $cfg['ExecTimeLimit'] = 0;
    Now you can upload data.

You can also upload large size database using MySQL Console as below.

  1. Click on WampServer Icon -> MySQL -> MySQL Consol
  2. Enter your database password like root in popup
  3. Select database name for insert data by writing command USE DATABASENAME
  4. Then load source sql file as SOURCE C:\FOLDER\database.sql
  5. Press enter for insert data.

Note: You can’t load a compressed database file e.g. database.sql.zip or database.sql.gz, you have to extract it first. Otherwise the console will just crash.

Use command line:

where MYDATABASE.sql is your sql file.

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