Thanks Shawn, This may work for us with some script changes. We'll take a look.
By the way, too bad we cannot rename a database, or can we?
See http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/rename-database.html about removal of a "dangerous RENMAE DATABASE" statement...
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From: shawn l.green [mailto:shawn.l.green@stripped]
Sent: Friday, March 21, 2014 3:34 PM
Subject: Re: Locking a Database (not tables) x
On 3/21/2014 1:42 PM, David Lerer wrote:
> Frequently, we import a production dump that contains only 1 or 2 databases into one of our QA instances that contains many more databases. (i.e. "database" being a "schema" or a "catalogue).
> At the beginning of the import script, we first drop all objects in the QA database so that it will be a perfect match (object wise) to production.
> Is there an easy way to lock the whole database for the duration of the import - so that no developers can update the database?
> Obviously, I can revoke permissions, but I was wondering whether there is a better approach.
If you start with a DROP DATABASE xxxx that will pretty much ensure
that nobody gets back into it.
Then re-create your tables in a new DB (yyy)
As a last set of steps do
CREATE DATABASE xxxx
RENAME TABLE yyy.table1 to xxxx.table1, yyy.table2 to xxxx.table2,
.... (repeat for all your tables).
DROP DATABASE yyy
Because this is essentially a metadata flip, the RENAME will be quite
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