I completely removed Acquia Dev Desktop & XAMPP and installed MAMP.

Plain vanilla Drupal 8 that I downloaded which is works. Now I want to import the database dump created by ADD, but keep getting an error message saying the file is too big. I believe the problem centers around php.ini. I can find no php.ini in the WAMP folder. I found php.ini-development & php.ini-production. I increased the parameters in both files relating to maximum file size upload, but they had no effect. I then copied php.ini-development & renamed it php.ini. I restarted the server, but it had no effect. Got any ideas as to how to fix this problem? i want to uploaded my new drupal website to this url https://www.kvtech.ae please help me to fix this problem.

Parameters changed - max_execution_time = 30 to 1200

Changed post_max_size=8M to 128M max_execution_time = 60 to 90000 upload_max_filesize=2M to 128M

Versions -

MAMP 3.2.0

Apache 2.2.27 Nginx 1.7.5 MySQL 5.5.41 PHP 5.3.23 & 5.4.1 & PHP 5.4.40 & 5.4.45 & 5.5.0 & 5.5.24 & 5.5.29 & 5.6.0 & 5.6.8 & 5.6.13 & 7.0.0 OpenSSL 1.0.2e APC 3.1.13 APCu 4.0.4 & 4.0.7 eAccelerator 1.0 XCache 3.0.4 & 3.1.0 OPCache 7.0.4 Python 2.7.6 mod_wsgi 3.4.0 Perl 5.16.1 mod_perl 2.0.8 phpMyAdmin 4.2.7 SQLiteManager 1.2.4 phpLiteAdmin Freetype 2.4.10 curl 7.36.0 libpng 1.5.18 ImageMagick 6.8.9-1 Imagick 3.1.2 gd 2.1.0 zlib 1.2.7 libxml2 2.9.1 gettext iconv 1.14 mcrypt 2.5.8

  • FYI - The drupal Admin->Reports->Status page will have a link next to the PhP version that will show you a lot of info about PhP.. including the location of the current PhP.ini. – CG Monroe Sep 26 '17 at 15:23

Here's my preferred way of importing large databases.

I log in with mysql command line:

/Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysql -uroot -proot

Then I create the database:

drop database mysite_local;
create database mysite_local;
use mysite_local;

Then to import the large database command by command use:

source ~/Downloads/mysite_local.sql

Then exit the mysql client:


You can also set up your drush to jump right into your database. Since you'll be using the MAMP mysql instead the default on, you'll want to set up a symlink so that you can type mysql instead of the path to MAMP's mysql:

ln -s /Applications/MAMP/Library/bin/mysql /usr/local/bin/mysql

To get the terminal to recognize MAMP's php, you can add the correct php to your path variable in your bash profile. For example:

export PATH=$PATH:/Applications/MAMP/bin/php/php7.1.1/bin

To refresh the terminal so it uses the new path, type:

source ~/.bash_profile

At this point go to the site directory, for example, /Applications/MAMP/htdocs/web/sites/mysitefolder/ and type:

drush sql-cli

If you've set things up properly, you should be able to jump right into your database.

Or if you have a zipped file, you could do this to import the database:

gunzip ~/Downloads/dump-file.sql.gz | drush sqlc
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I assume you are trying to import this via phpMyAdmin and that the file is an standard DB dump.

I would recommend either doing this via drush or the mysql command line. E.g.:

drush @mysite sql-cli < \backup\my-dump.sql

Note: drush @mysite status should show db schema and user name.


mysql -u user -p d8-database-schema-name < \backup\my-dump.sql

Another alternative would be to use the MySQL Workbench Tool. Excellent GUI tool that runs on any OS and can even access databases via SSH. Set up a connection to your DB, then load the dump as a script. Make sure your target database schema is selected as default.

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