Importing vB Database through phpmyadmin for convertion


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When trying to import the vb database through phpmyadmin I get this:
Fatal error: Allowed memory size of 134217728 bytes exhausted (tried to allocate 127302282 bytes) in/usr/local/cpanel/base/3rdparty/phpMyAdmin/libraries/import/sql.php on line 103
after the upload went to 99%.
Any idea why?

Will be merging a vb db in my xenforo.


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try creating a php.ini and putting it in your home directory. could work, but only on a few shared hosts i know.

Other alternative is to ask your host, they can then increase the limits for you.
What should I have in it?

ini_set('memory_limit', -1); ?


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Brett Peters

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I downloaded syphex dumper, trying to figure out how to use it exactly.
I am unfamiliar with that one, As for bigdump you simply edit the .php file to include your database details (similar as you would XF config)
Then upload it to your server (put in a folder and set folder permissions to 777)
Navigate your browser to /bigdump.php


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If your host allows shell access then you can use the restore command which is ideal:

mysql -uUSERNAME -pPASSWORD DBNAME < /PATH/TO/backup.sql

You can also use your CPanel:
Hey Jake I already got that solved, do you mind helping me with this