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Unable to import SQL file to MySQL on AWS-RDS

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Adam BellFlag for Hong Kong asked on
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I am trying to import a SQL file dumped using MySQL administrator from v5.5.12, first using MysQL8 on Windows 10 then using 5.6.41 on AWS/RDS, the error using MySQL Workbench 8 is:

15:25:12 Restoring C:\path\sql\sqlfile.sql
Running: mysql.exe --defaults-file="c:\users\users\appdata\local\temp\tmpyzknop.cnf"  --protocol=tcp --user=myuser --port=3306 --default-character-set=utf8 --comments --database=mysql  < "C:\\Users\\users\\OneDrive\\Documents\\sqlfile.sql"
ERROR 1044 (42000) at line 21: Access denied for user 'myuser'@'%' to database 'mysql'

Operation failed with exitcode 1
15:25:17 Restoring C:\Users\abell\OneDrive\Documents\\sqlfile.sql
Running: mysql.exe --defaults-file="c:\users\user\appdata\local\temp\tmpvhirjz.cnf"  --protocol=tcp --user=myuser --port=3306 --default-character-set=utf8 --comments --database=mysql  < "C:\\Users\\user\\OneDrive\\Documents\\sqlfile.sql"
ERROR 1045 (28000): Access denied for user 'myuser'@'123.456.78.9' (using password: NO)

Operation failed with exitcode 1

I've established that the username and password with which I logged on to AWS.RDS via Workbench is the master user for this instance, BUT I also notice it doesn't have DBS and maintenance perms and I am not sure if these are required or how to set them from AWS dashboard ? or how to create a new user for the existing RDS instance MYSQL as permission is denied using the master account I created at setup.

I don't see anything obvious but am conscious of syntax differences between Windows and Linux eg paths, but don't think that's the issue as I'm getting consistent permission denial whichever way I go.

It seems  the fundamental problem is authentication, so if I cam using the 'correct' login credentials, either it is not the correct account for AWS ?

Lastly, I am assuming that the account used for import does not need to have the same username and password as the box the SQL file was dumped from ?

Any advice on this enormously appreciated, I am more used to data than sysadmin, have trawled through the various sites, docs, but not getting any progress....
Adam Bell

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