The main question: Is there an easy (e.g., semi-automated) way to
transfer table structures from one database on one system to another
database on another system? When I was still working with PowerHouse
(from Cognos), there was a way to export the structure of a data
table to a file that could be executed on the destination system and
it would re-create everything you needed. I'd love to find that kind
of functionality with MySQL! :-)
The secondary question: I've seen the MySQL manual and some tutorials,
but is there a FAQ? Is there any interest in a "knowledge-base-ish"
interactive FAQ that would allow browsing and searching? I have
something in mind (and a place to host it!), but I don't want to
waste / duplicate effort.
(1) Look at mysqldump.
(2) Look at the manual page - it's got lots of FAQ-type stuff in it. I also
think that someone on the list is working on a more formal FAQ.