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Unable to restore a mysql database from dump produced by mysqldump

novice.programnovice.program EntrantCurrent User Role Beginner
Hello All,

I have made a dump of my database in which one table is pretty huge (about 4 million records) and has good number of indices(One full text index along with a primary key and 3 unique indices). When i try to restore this dump the restore hangs(its been running for five days now) when it tries to execute the statement which enables keys (ALTER table x ENABLE keys).

Any suggestions on how to go about restoring this dump are more than welcome. The table in question is a myisam table.



  • xaprbxaprb Mentor Inactive User Role Beginner
    Is it done yet?

    The short answer is, don't use mysqldump for really big tables.
  • kostagr33kkostagr33k Entrant Current User Role Beginner
    Any explanation as to why not to use mysqldump on large tables? Any good alternatives for both innodb and myisam tables?

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