Cannot import database into MySQL

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I'm attempting to import an exported DB into a new database on my server but when I try I get an error code as follows:
Import DB error – #1115 - Unknown character set: 'utf8mb4'
My research suggests that the server version of MySQL, currently 5.1.x, should be updated to 5.5.x or above. My local development server is using MySQL 5.5.42 and this is for a WP site using the latest version. Any suggestions?
Hello, Sorry for the problem with the database import for your WordPress site. In general, all of the servers at InMotion have an updated version of MySQL. I just checked one at and it was at 5.6. If you're on a server where the version o f MYSQL is older, you can contact our live technical support team and they can move your account to a newer server. You should also double-check the encoding of your exported database. You may need to see how the file was exported and change the encoding. I hope this helps to answer your question, please let us know if you require any further assistance. Regards, Arnel C.