Easily split up large .SQL files for import using SQL Dump Splitter

Easily split up large .SQL files for import using SQL Dump Splitter

This is another little handy utility I’ve found myself using recently.

If you’ve ever worked with phpMyAdmin you know that it often times place a restriction on the .sql file size that you wish to upload (size depends on your hosting typically). This can be a burden when you want to import a particularly large database. That is when Sql Dump Splitter (new link edited) comes to the rescue.

Just specify the max file size that you can upload, and Sql Dump Splitter will take care of the rest. It will split your large .sql file out into smaller, ordered, numbered files. You can then easily import them one by one using phpMyAdmin.

So large .sql file imports are no longer an issue! Thanks SQL Dump Splitter.

There are 13 comments .

nik —

this spliter not working at all, it just create files of 0 bytes huh…..

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xiaoxiao yu —

It seems the software only support the sql file less than 2GB. How to deal with the larger sql files?

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Bacalov —

Same problem… 🙁 2GB Limit…

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The site is not working at all could you please check

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Vladimir Barbarosh


Try out http://sqlsplit.com

This is online .sql file splitter.

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    thanks Vladimir, although I see that the source code is available on github, I would advise anyone to be cautious about uploading sql scripts containing passwords or other sensitive information to an online service. Just make sure you use common sense.

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Shahid Mahmood

Have compressed the files before uploading??? If not just compress the .sql into .zip or .rar format and import it to your database. A 2GB file is compressed to 6000 MBs Approximately.

The PHP myadmin will automatically extract the uploaded files and import them to the database or table u want to update.

Hope this helps….

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Shahid Mahmood

oh sorry 600 MBs approximately.

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