Not sure if this well help, but SQLYog (the best mysql GUI EVER) has an
option that will take two databases and create a schema difference (ALTER
statements, etc.) as well as I think data maybe?
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Ananda Kumar [mailto:anandkl@stripped]
> Sent: Wednesday, March 10, 2010 10:43 PM
> To: Don Read
> Cc: John Oliver; mysql@stripped
> Subject: Re: Merging deltas from one table to another?
> I think mysqldump does not provide this option.
> You can extract the data into a file and use "load data
> infile 'file_name
> replace into table_name"
> replace into table_name select * from old_table_name;
> For the above to work, there need to be primary key or unique
> index. If
> primary key or unique index is not present, it would just
> insert the data.
> Extrating data into a file will take lot of time if the data
> set is too
> On Thu, Mar 11, 2010 at 3:32 AM, Don Read <don_read@stripped> wrote:
> > On Mon, 8 Mar 2010 14:14:09 -0800 John Oliver said:
> > > OK, a Drupal site I deal with has two copies... a
> production site and a
> > > test site. After new changes are developed, they're put
> on the test
> > > site. Once the test site is deemed to be OK, that entire site and
> > > database will be copied over to the production site.
> > >
> > > The issue is, while that work is taking place, changes are still
> > > happening on the production site, like new user
> registrations and some
> > > form input. What I'm thinking is, we can dump the
> affected tables and
> > > then import them into the test site, which started life
> as a mirror copy
> > > of the production site. If I were to:
> > >
> > > mysqldump -h db_server -h user -pPASSWORD database
> table_1 table_2 >
> > > /tmp/db.sql
> > Get the table layout on the production box:
> > mysqldump --add-drop-table ...
> > >
> > > On the production side, and then:
> > >
> > > mysql -h test_db_server -h user -pPASSWORD database < /tmp/db.sql
> > ...
> > --
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> > It's always darkest before the dawn. So if you are going to
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