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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 engine

       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 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 MySQL 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 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

       ?   --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 MySQL 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.

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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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