Import Large MySQL Databases into PHPMyAdmin with BigDump.php


Although this script has been around for almost 9 years, its still an essential tool for every developers toolbox. Big Dump staggers the database import so your server does not timeout. Here is a quick tutorial on how to use Big Dump.


  1. Download the latest version of Big Dump here.
  2. Open up bigdump.php open the file with notepad or other text editor you are using configure: Server, database name, username, password, and the file name(database file you want to upload).

3. Upload both your SQL file and bigdump.php to your server

4. Browse to bigdump.php (www.yourdomain/bigdump.php) and click start import.

5.Wait a few minutes and you will see a confirmation screen similar to the one below. Make sure to delete bigdump.php off your server when you are finished.

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