I am trying to restore a mysql db using a .sql.gz file. I am using mySql console to run a command because file size is too large for phpMyAdmin. Command I am using is
gunzip C:/Vik/Gya/Source/beed_2013-04-06.sql.gz | mysql -u root -p bd
ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the
manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right
syntax to use nearat line 1.
C:/Vikalp/Gyankosh/Source/beedictionary_2013-04-06.sql | mysql -u root
If you type
gunzip and you get a SQL syntax error that complaints about gunzip, you are already logged into the mysql console. The mysql console is not a general purpose shell!
You are using Windows and I suspect you haven't installed gzip in your computer (it isn't a builtin utility). It's a classical Unix tool but you can find binaries for Windows. Install it and run your original command with a couple of tweaks:
Make sure you're in Windows prompt (
Redirect gunzip result to stdout rather than a file:
gunzip --stdout C:/Vik/Gya/Source/beed_2013-04-06.sql.gz | mysql -u root -p bd
Alternatively, you can run the dump from within MySQL promt (
mysql>) if you uncompress it first (you don't need specifically command-line gzip, most GUI archivers such as 7-Zip support this format):
mysql> \. C:/Vikalp/Gyankosh/Source/beedictionary_2013-04-06.sql