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MySQL: got a packet bigger than ‘max_allowed_packet’ bytes

Came across this rather annoying error when importing a rather large database into mySQL.

Here’s an easy fix:

Open mySQL console as root:

mysql> set global max_allowed_packet=1000000000;
mysql> set global net_buffer_length=1000000;

Then import your database:

# mysql db_name < sqldump.sql

Done.

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