the import of the dump will not remove your other tables unless there is a naming
conflict, then the table will be overwritten. As far as the prefix goes you can edit the
dump file, find the create table statement for each table and add the prefix. If you have
lots of tables or a huge dump file it might make sense to use a more automated approach,
perl or python scripts will work on most platforms. The prefix will also make sure you
have no naming conflicts I guess
From: news on behalf of Robert D. Crawford
Sent: Wed 1/28/2009 11:39 AM
Subject: questions about merging
I hope I get the terminology right. I am not sure merge is what I want,
so let me describe what I need.
I have a sql dump from a db that is a mediawiki. I cannot upgrade the
software on the old server and need to move it to a new server. I have
only one db available to me on the new server that currently holds a
wordpress blog. As I understand it this should be no problem as long as
the table names do not conflict, right?
I know the command for restoring the db from the mysql command prompt.
First, I want to make sure that doing
mysql -p <dbname> < dump.sql
is not going to hose the current db. Next I want to find out if there
is an easy way to change the table names. I need the tables prefixed
with the wiki name.
Can anyone help me to figure out the easiest and safest way to
accomplish this? If any more information is needed I can get it for
you, I'm sure.
Thanks in advance for any help or pointers to relevant documentation,
Robert D. Crawford rdc1x@stripped
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