To transfer the the large mySQL database, you need to learn how to use command to do it.
Large, means the database is bigger than 8 MB after compressing.
phpmyadmin, is a wonderful web tool for mySQL. But the limitation of upload is 8 MB. If the backup file is larger than it, you can not upload it, of course can not import it.
The platform I am working is Linux, Centos. It is ssh command environment.
1) Backup, export all tables of one database into one file.

mysqldump -u root -p databasename | gzip > backup.sql.tar.gz

I use this command to backup my forum database. The result is gzip file, means after compressing. I have a database is above 500MB. The gz file is about 125MB.
When I have the gz file, I can download it to my PC, or put it on other server for transferring.


2) Import into mySQL server

mysql -u root -p databasename < backup.sql.tar.gz

or

mysql -u root -p databasename < backup.sql

By these command, you can import, export, dump any size of MySQL database.

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