MYSQL_CONVERT_TAB(1)       MariaDB Database System      MYSQL_CONVERT_TAB(1)

NAME         top

       mysql_convert_table_format - convert tables to use a given storage

SYNOPSIS         top

       mysql_convert_table_format [options] db_name

DESCRIPTION         top

       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 2.15, “Perl
       Installation Notes”).

       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 supports 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 MariaDB 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
           MariaDB programs.

           Specifying a password on the command line should be considered
           insecure. You can use an option file to avoid giving the password
           on the command line.

       ·   --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 MariaDB user name 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         top

       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
       2010-2015 MariaDB Foundation

       This documentation is free software; you can redistribute it and/or
       modify it only 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
       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

SEE ALSO         top

       For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base,
       available online at

AUTHOR         top

       MariaDB Foundation (

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MariaDB 10.1                     14/12/2015             MYSQL_CONVERT_TAB(1)