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Old 08-29-2008, 03:06 PM   #1
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Rename database


i need to rename mysql database in CLI mode, please guide me in this regard.

Old 08-29-2008, 03:16 PM   #2
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myfoot, apparently you don't like to look up things yourself. I have looked at your previous posts and your questions are always very general with no details of what you're trying to do. Also, the questions you ask show that you don't use search engines or know how to use the manual pages in Linux. So instead of giving you the answer to your question, I am going to show you how YOU can find it yourself. At least show some initiative and people would be more happy to help you. Most posts answering your questions are links to web sites found on google or references to man pages.

To use google:
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Press the 'Google Search' button. Look through results to see if they solve your problem.
If they don't solve your problem, try different search phrases.
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To use man pages:
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I don't mean to sound harsh, but it bothers me when people don't at least make an effort to do something themselves.

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Old 08-30-2008, 05:43 AM   #3
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As per my knowledge its not possible in CLI mode.Thats why i asked this question from you gurus. but you really disappointed me.if my question is irritating you than dont reply me next time.

bydefault databae installed in /var/lib/mysql/data/yourdatabasename,

you can rename it.but it may corrupt your datbase.
Old 08-30-2008, 06:59 AM   #4
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don't think so...
1. stop mysqld
2.make a backup of /var/lib/mysql
3. mv oldname newname
4. start mysqld
5. enter mysql as dba
6. use mysql
7. update tables containing a reference to your db
8. make a test


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