Import mysql dump to RDS Db Instance

mysql -h host.address.for.rds.server -u rdsusername -p rdsdatabase < backupfile.sql
  • host.address.for.rds.server = this will be what is referred to as the “end point” in your RDS description/settings page
  • rdsusername = the master user account which you created during RDS setup.
  • rdsdatabase = a blank database which you created inside the server on your RDS instance.
  • backupfile.sql = the sql dump file your made of your pre-existing installation’s database.

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