I am facing an issue with a MySql dump file (i.e mydump.mysql) generated by a Drupal export module. I am trying to import it on a local Drupal installation via Acquia Dev Desktop.

When browsing for my dump file, this application filters for .sql, .sql.gz and .mysql files. I thought it would load my .mysql easily, but I get an unsupported file type .mysql error.

Is there a way to convert my .mysql file into a .sql file, knowing that I don't have access to the original database used to generate my mydump.mysql? I would like to try to feed a .sql file to Acquia Dev Desktop instead.

P.S.: I am on Windows 7 if this is relevant. Thanks.

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    Can't you just change the extension via Windows Explorer or command line, or copy the file giving the new copy the .sql extension? This doesn't sound like a conversion to me, just a rename. Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 20:59
  • Please copy the first 10 lines of mydump.mysql and paste it in your question. Commented Feb 14, 2012 at 21:14
  • @Aaron I tried a simple rename, but I when I try to load the file, I get a 'The Pipe is being closed' error message after a couple of seconds. Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 8:10
  • @RolandoMySQLDBA I tried to open the file with Notepad++, but it seems like the content is binary. When I try to paste the 10 first lines here, SO only displays one unreadable character. Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 8:11
  • Have you tried renaming .mysql file to .sql file?
    – user6717
    Commented Feb 15, 2012 at 10:51

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For the records, I finally managed to load my dump into Acquia Dev Desktop after renaming the file to .sql and specifying/using exactly the same database name as the original database name.

I don't know what caused the original issue or what solved it, since I don't believe the database name should be an issue at all.


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