mysql -h host.address.for.rds.server -u rdsusername -p rdsdatabase < backupfile.sql

  • host.address.for.rds.server = this will be what is referred to as the "end point" in your RDS description/settings page
  • rdsusername = the master user account which you created during RDS setup.
  • rdsdatabase = a blank database which you created inside the server on your RDS instance.
  • backupfile.sql = the sql dump file your made of your pre-existing installation's database.