This is the User Manual for the MySQL Utilities.

MySQL Utilities is both a set of command-line utilities as well as a Python library for making the common tasks easy to accomplish. The library is written entirely in Python, meaning that it is not necessary to have any other tools or libraries installed to make it work. It is currently designed to work with Python v2.6 or later and there is no support (yet) for Python v3.1.


This manual is arranged in an order designed to provide a quick reference for how to use MySQL Utilities. It begins with a brief introduction of MySQL Utilities then presents a list of common administration tasks with examples of how utilities can be used to perform the tasks. From there, the manual begins a deeper dive into the utilities starting with overviews of each utility leading to a detailed description of each via a manual page format. Thus, the manual provides a documentation solution for several needs.

How to Use This Manual

You can use this manual to get a quick solution to an administrative task complete with explanation of how to run the utilities involved and the options and parameters needed. See the tasks chapter for this information.

You can use the manual to learn what utilities exist and how each fits into your own administrative needs. See the utility overview chapter for this information.

You can also use the manual to get more information about each utility and what each option and parameter does via the manuals section.

The manual concludes with a look at extending the MySQL Utilities library, a look at the developer testing environment, and a list of frequently asked questions.

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