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MYSQL_CONVERT_TAB(1)		      MySQL Database System		     MYSQL_CONVERT_TAB(1)

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 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.

       o   --help

	   Display a help message and exit.

       o   --force

	   Continue even if errors occur.

       o   --host=host_name

	   Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.

       o   --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.

	   Specifying a password on the command line should be considered insecure. See
	   Section 5.3.2.2, "End-User Guidelines for Password Security". You can use an option
	   file to avoid giving the password on the command line.

       o   --port=port_num

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

       o   --socket=path

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

       o   --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.

       o   --user=user_name

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

       o   --verbose

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

       o   --version

	   Display version information and exit.

COPYRIGHT
       Copyright 2007-2008 MySQL AB, 2008-2010 Sun Microsystems, Inc.

       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 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/.

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
       Sun Microsystems, Inc. (http://www.mysql.com/).

MySQL 5.1				    04/06/2010			     MYSQL_CONVERT_TAB(1)
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