I have a mysql dump from version 5.5.50. I want to import it into a mysql instance on another machine, running version 5.7.13. I am using the following command to do the import:
mysql -u root -p dbname < /home/dump.sql
I want to be sure that this command will completely overwrite everything on the new mysql instance. That instance already has a database with the same name and some temp data in it.
Or should I manually drop the database on the new instance prior to doing the import to ensure they're completely identical after the import?