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MYSQL_CONVERT_TAB(1)         MySQL Database System        MYSQL_CONVERT_TAB(1)


       mysql_convert_table_format - convert tables to use a given storage


       mysql_convert_table_format [options] db_name


           This utility is deprecated in MySQL 5.6.17 and removed in MySQL 5.7

       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 2.13, "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

       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, "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.


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       For more information, please refer to the MySQL Reference Manual, which
       may already be installed locally and which is also available online at


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