Today I had to import a large amount of SQL data into an existing database.
In detail I needed to import the latest ip2nation data into my wordpress database. Because the file has a lot of records managing the import via the phpMyAdmin GUI leads to timeouts. So I had to do the import via SSH console.
Here are the few steps that were needed to do this using just the console click to investigate.
Download the current database:
cd ~ wget http://www.ip2nation.com/ip2nation.zip
Unzip the SQL code:
Execute the SQL and import the data using MySQL user “root”:
mysql -u root -p mywordpressdatabase < ip2nation.sql
After entering the password import of the data begins and (hopefully) finishes after some time.