mysql_convert_table_format man page

mysql_convert_table_format — convert tables to use a given storage engine


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 2.15, “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 given.

· --user=user_name

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

· --verbose

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

· --version

Display version information and exit.

See Also

For more information, please refer to the MariaDB Knowledge Base, available online at


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14/12/2015 MariaDB 10.1 MariaDB Database System