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Error importing large database - Fatal error: memory limit exceed

Category: Databases

2013-08-25 6:32 pm EST

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Hi everybody,

The exact error I get while in myadmin php is this..

Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 60616901 bytes) in /usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/phpMyAdmin/libraries/import.lib.php on line 290

I found these possible solutions..
one says Running a script like BIgDump.
or changing memory limits as admin.

but before attempting anything like this I thought it wise to seek out some expert guidance from you fine people.


I dont plan on keeping both databases running for long. I'm just testing some modifications and I usually do that on a clone of my live site.
once im totally done, my clone with its new mods becomes my live site and the old site is erased.

Just incase resource consumption is a particular concern for you guys.

I appreciate any help you guys can lend to this delema.


Juan Reyes

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2013-08-26 10:53 am EST
Hello Juan,

Thank you for your question. By default, you can only import a database to us that is under 50MB. If you need to upload a larger database, we have a workaround that is explained in this helpful article.

If you have any further questions, feel free to post them below.
Thank you,


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