Omeka installation



I’m sure this is a lot simpler than it seems to me, but when I’ve attempted to upload the db.ini file, as per Omeka’s installation instructions, I’ve run into the same error message again and again. I try to upload the db.ini file through the phpMyAdmin and see the following:


SQL query:

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DATABASE Configuration FILE ;

MySQL said: Documentation
#1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right syntax to use near ‘Database Configuration File’ at line 1

For the life of me, I can’t seem to sort it out. I’ve copied the host, username, password, and db name as generated by the e-mail I received after the 1-click installation. Many thanks for anyone who can assist.


It’s reporting that there is a problem with the file you are trying to import.

Open it up and take a look. You might be able to edit out the problem, resave, and import as usual.


The file you’re trying to upload is a configuration file, not a MySQL dump. It has to be uploaded using a FTP client (such as WebFTP), not phpMyAdmin.