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
DBD::mysql Perl modules be installed (see
Section 2.12, “Perl Installation Notes”).
Invoke mysql_convert_table_format like this:
shell> mysql_convert_table_format [options]db_name
db_name argument indicates the
database containing the tables to be converted.
mysql_convert_table_format supports the options described in the following list.
Display a help message and exit.
Continue even if errors occur.
Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.
The password to use when connecting to the server. The password value is not optional for this option, unlike for other MySQL programs.
Specifying a password on the command line should be considered insecure. See Section 22.214.171.124, “End-User Guidelines for Password Security”. You can use an option file to avoid giving the password on the command line.
The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.
For connections to
localhost, the Unix socket file to use.
Specify the storage engine that the tables should be converted to use. The default is
MyISAMif this option is not given.
The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the server.
Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program does.
Display version information and exit.