Working with XAMPP and and phpMyAdmin makes dealing with databases more visual, but importing large db dumb files can fail/take a long time.
Importing from the command line is faster and more stable.
Use the XAMPP
mysql, if there is not a global
./mysql -u root -p db_name < ~/path/to/db/file.sql
- Importing a ca. 300MB file takes ca. 5 seconds.
- Make sure the DB "db_name" already exists.