Mogens Melander wrote:
> On Tue, July 17, 2007 04:29, Baron Schwartz wrote:
>> B. Keith Murphy wrote:
>>> Hey all. I have a bit of a problem. We are upgrading from ver 4.1.x to
>>> 5.0.45. That's not the problem :). The problem is that MySQL recommends
>>> dumping and importing your data when doing this upgrade to make sure
>>> things go as smoothly as possible. We have quite a bit of data spread
>>> multiple servers. We have slaves off each master server and the plan is
>>> upgrade the slaves and then make them the masters.
>>> The problem is that I am realizing that this dump/import is going to
>>> hours and in some cases days. I am looking for any way to speed this up.
>> The fastest way I've found is to do SELECT INTO OUTFILE on the master,
>> selects into a sort of tab-delimited format by default -- don't specify
>> options like field terminators or whatnot. This file can then be imported
>> directly into LOAD DATA INFILE, again without options.
>> I think this is faster than loading files full of SQL statements, which
>> have to
>> be parsed and query-planned etc.
>> I thought mysqldump had an option to dump this way, but I can't see it
> I think you are looking for the --single-transaction option :)
I found the option I meant:
-T, --tab=name Creates tab separated textfile for each table to given
path. (creates .sql and .txt files). NOTE: This only
works if mysqldump is run on the same machine as the