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Linux 2.6 - man page for mysql_upgrade (linux section 1)

MYSQL_UPGRADE(1)		      MySQL Database System			 MYSQL_UPGRADE(1)

       mysql_upgrade - check and upgrade MySQL tables

       mysql_upgrade [options]

       mysql_upgrade examines all tables in all databases for incompatibilities with the current
       version of MySQL Server.  mysql_upgrade also upgrades the system tables so that you can
       take advantage of new privileges or capabilities that might have been added.

       mysql_upgrade should be executed each time you upgrade MySQL.

       If mysql_upgrade finds that a table has a possible incompatibility, it performs a table
       check and, if problems are found, attempts a table repair. If the table cannot be
       repaired, see Section 2.11.4, "Rebuilding or Repairing Tables or Indexes" for manual table
       repair strategies.

	   On Windows Server 2008, Vista, and newer, you must run mysql_upgrade with
	   administrator privileges. You can do this by running a Command Prompt as Administrator
	   and running the command. Failure to do so may result in the upgrade failing to execute

	   You should always back up your current MySQL installation before performing an
	   upgrade. See Section 7.2, "Database Backup Methods".

	   Some upgrade incompatibilities may require special handling before you upgrade your
	   MySQL installation and run mysql_upgrade. See Section 2.11.1, "Upgrading MySQL", for
	   instructions on determining whether any such incompatibilities apply to your
	   installation and how to handle them.

       To use mysql_upgrade, make sure that the server is running, and then invoke it like this:

	   shell> mysql_upgrade [options]

       After running mysql_upgrade, stop the server and restart it so that any changes made to
       the system tables take effect.

       mysql_upgrade executes the following commands to check and repair tables and to upgrade
       the system tables:

	   mysqlcheck --all-databases --check-upgrade --auto-repair
	   mysql < fix_priv_tables
	   mysqlcheck --all-databases --check-upgrade --fix-db-names --fix-table-names

       Notes about the preceding commands:

       o   Because mysql_upgrade invokes mysqlcheck with the --all-databases option, it processes
	   all tables in all databases, which might take a long time to complete. Each table is
	   locked and therefore unavailable to other sessions while it is being processed. Check
	   and repair operations can be time-consuming, particularly for large tables.

       o   For details about what checks the --check-upgrade option entails, see the description
	   of the FOR UPGRADE option of the CHECK TABLE statement (see Section, "CHECK
	   TABLE Syntax").

       o   fix_priv_tables represents a script generated internally by mysql_upgrade that
	   contains SQL statements to upgrade the tables in the mysql database.

       All checked and repaired tables are marked with the current MySQL version number. This
       ensures that next time you run mysql_upgrade with the same version of the server, it can
       tell whether there is any need to check or repair the table again.

       mysql_upgrade also saves the MySQL version number in a file named mysql_upgrade_info in
       the data directory. This is used to quickly check whether all tables have been checked for
       this release so that table-checking can be skipped. To ignore this file and perform the
       check regardless, use the --force option.

       If you install MySQL from RPM packages on Linux, you must install the server and client
       RPMs.  mysql_upgrade is included in the server RPM but requires the client RPM because the
       latter includes mysqlcheck. (See Section 2.5.1, "Installing MySQL on Linux Using RPM

       mysql_upgrade does not upgrade the contents of the help tables. For upgrade instructions,
       see Section 5.1.10, "Server-Side Help".

       mysql_upgrade supports the following options, which can be specified on the command line
       or in the [mysql_upgrade] and [client] groups of an option file. Other options are passed
       to mysqlcheck. For example, it might be necessary to specify the --password[=password]
       option.	mysql_upgrade also supports the options for processing option files described at
       Section, "Command-Line Options that Affect Option-File Handling".

       o   --help

	   Display a short help message and exit.

       o   --basedir=path

	   The path to the MySQL installation directory. This option is accepted for backward
	   compatibility but ignored. It is removed in MySQL 5.7.

       o   --datadir=path

	   The path to the data directory. This option is accepted for backward compatibility but
	   ignored. It is removed in MySQL 5.7.

       o   --debug=debug_options, -# debug_options

	   Write a debugging log. A typical debug_options string is d:t:O,file_name. The default
	   is d:t:O,/tmp/mysql_upgrade.trace.

       o   --debug-check

	   Print some debugging information when the program exits.

       o   --debug-info, -T

	   Print debugging information and memory and CPU usage statistics when the program

       o   --default-auth=plugin

	   The client-side authentication plugin to use. See Section 6.3.6, "Pluggable

	   This option was added in MySQL 5.5.10.

       o   --force

	   Ignore the mysql_upgrade_info file and force execution of mysqlcheck even if
	   mysql_upgrade has already been executed for the current version of MySQL.

       o   --plugin-dir=path

	   The directory in which to look for plugins. It may be necessary to specify this option
	   if the --default-auth option is used to specify an authentication plugin but
	   mysql_upgrade does not find it. See Section 6.3.6, "Pluggable Authentication".

	   This option was added in MySQL 5.5.10.

       o   --tmpdir=path, -t path

	   The path name of the directory to use for creating temporary files.

       o   --upgrade-system-tables, -s

	   Upgrade only the system tables, do not upgrade data.

       o   --user=user_name, -u user_name

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

       o   --verbose

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

       o   --version-check, -k

	   Check the version of the server to which mysql_upgrade is connecting to verify that it
	   is the same as the version for which mysql_upgrade was built. If not, mysql_upgrade
	   exits. This option is enabled by default; to disable the check, use
	   --skip-version-check. This option was added in MySQL 5.5.32.

       o   --write-binlog

	   Cause binary logging to be enabled while mysql_upgrade runs. This is the default
	   behavior; to disable binary logging during the upgrade, use the inverse of this option
	   (that is, start the program with --skip-write-binlog).

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       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.

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       Boston, MA 02110-1301 USA or see http://www.gnu.org/licenses/.

       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/.

       Oracle Corporation (http://dev.mysql.com/).

MySQL 5.5				    01/30/2014				 MYSQL_UPGRADE(1)

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