mysql_convert_table_format [options] db_name
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 2.21, "Perl
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
Display a help message and exit.
Continue even if errors occur.
Connect to the MySQL server on the given host.
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. You can use an option file to avoid giving the
password on the command line.
Specifying a password on the command line should be considered
insecure. See Section 18.104.22.168, "End-User Guidelines for Password
The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection.
For connections to localhost, the Unix socket file to use.
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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