If you are here, you are probably getting the error Unknown collation: ‘utf8mb4_unicode_ci’ when trying to import a database. We will not get into the technical explanation of why this happens, we’ll focus on the solution instead.
Forget about the old export file. Create a new one and follow the steps:
- Choose Custom from Export Method.
- Scroll down to Format Specific Options and select MYSQL40 at Database system or older MYSQL server to maximize output compatibility
- Scroll at the bottom, click Go
Now you can import the new generated file. Did this solution work for you? Please let others know by leaving comments below!