mysql_convert_table_format(1) — Linux manual page



NAME         top

       mariadb-convert-table-format - convert tables to use a given
       storage engine (mysql_convert_table_format is now a symlink to

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::MariaDB 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

       •   --user=user_name

           The MariaDB user name to use when connecting to the server.

       •   --verbose

           Verbose mode. Print more information about what the program

       •   --version

           Display version information and exit.

COPYRIGHT         top

       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.,
       2010-2020 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
       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
       02110-1335 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 10.8                   15 May 2020        MARIADB-CONVERT-TAB(1)