Plesk phpMyAdmin Copy Database Bug + Workaround

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If you are administering a plesk server running version 8.x then you are likely dealing with phpMyAdmin version 2.8.x.x which has a bug that prevents you from performing database copy operations due to one missing space in the generated SQL.

One possible solution here is to simply install phpMyAdmin in its own right and of course use the latest version which has resolved this bug.

If however you would rather not bother with that, you can do this quite easily from the command line using the following commands.

First the SQL query:


Then, from the command-line, do the following:

$ mysqldump -u root --password=pass db1 | mysql -u root --password=pass db2

I suppose you could start hacking on the bundled phpMyAdmin source code to fix the bug without upgrading the whole version… Ever looked at the phpMyAdmin source code?