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Section: MySQL Database System (1)
Updated: 11/15/2007
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NAME

mysql_convert_table_format - convert tables to use a given storage engine  

SYNOPSIS

mysql_convert_table_format [options] db_name
 

DESCRIPTION

mysql_convert_table_format

converts the tables in a database to use a particular storage engine (MyISAM by default). mysql_convert_table_format is written in Perl and requires that the DBI and DBD::mysql Perl modules be installed (see Section 4.21, lqPerl Installation Notesrq).

Invoke mysql_convert_table_format like this:

shell> mysql_convert_table_format [options]db_name

The db_name argument indicates the database containing the tables to be converted.

mysql_convert_table_format understands the options described in the following list.

*
--help

Display a help message and exit.

*
--force

Continue even if errors occur.

*
--host=host_name

Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

*
--password=password

The password to use when connecting to the server. Note that the password value is not optional for this option, unlike for other MySQL programs. You can use an option file to avoid giving the password on the command line.

Specifying a password on the command line should be considered insecure. See Section 6.6, lqKeeping Your Password Securerq.

*
--port=port_num

The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.

*
--socket=path

For connections to localhost, the Unix socket file to use.

*
--type=engine_name

Specify the storage engine that the tables should be converted to use. The default is MyISAM if this option is not given.

*
--user=user_name

The MySQL username to use when connecting to the server.

*
--verbose

Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does.

*
--version

Display version information and exit.

 

COPYRIGHT

Copyright 2007 MySQL AB

This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation; version 2 of the License.

This documentation is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

You should have received a copy of the GNU General Public License along with the program; if not, write to the Free Software Foundation, Inc., 51 Franklin Street, Fifth Floor, Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

Please email <docs@mysql.com> for more information or if you are interested in doing a translation.  

SEE ALSO

For more information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which may already be installed locally and which is also available online at http://dev.mysql.com/doc/.  

AUTHOR

MySQL AB (http://www.mysql.com/).


 

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