I usually export a Drupal database from one instance of phpMyAdmin to another on a different server without any issues but lately I have been getting the error when I import:

#3510 - Tablespace my_database doesn't exist.

The line of SQL causing the problem is:

/*!50100 TABLESPACE `my_database` */ ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8

I've never encountered tablespaces before and I cannot see where in phpMyAdmin I can avoid this problem either in the export or import process.

How can I avoid the problem of non-existent tablespaces when I export/import?

Export server:

Server version: 5.7.23 - MySQL Community Server

Protocol version: 10

Import server:

Server version: 8.0.22-0ubuntu0.20.04.3

Protocol version: 10

1 Answer 1


Before importing, removing the text /*!50100 TABLESPACE `my_database` */ wherever it appears in the exported MySQL file solves the problem.

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