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PostPosted: Thu Oct 18, 2012 10:23 am    Post subject: innodb and myisam tables Reply with quote

First might I just say that I've been waiting *years* for red gate to make mysql versions of red gate sql compare and sql data compare. I've used Sql compare / Sql data compare for years on Sql server and these are amazing tools! Great to see Sql compare for mysql.

Anyway, I am comparing the structure of 2 mysql databases. During the synchronisation, I got an error message from sql compare and the sync did not complete. Unfortunately, I notice that the synchronisation has been partly completed so the structure changes were not wrapped in a transaction. This is not good!

The database in question has a mix of innodb and myisam tables - perhaps this has something to do with it?
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Michael Christofides

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 3:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks for the kind message. I've forwarded to our development team but believe the problem may actually be whether schema changes can even be wrapped in a transaction in MySQL. Please correct me if I'm wrong, but I've included a couple of similar questions posted online who's answers suggest this:,54848,54955#msg-54955
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