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MySQL 3.x to 5.x Migration

I have a legacy MySQL 3.x database with the MyISAM engine and I need to export that to a MySQL 5.x server.

Is it possible to migrate from MyISAM to Innodb?

Also, what is the best approach for that? MySQLAdmin allows you to create a backup file whichI think it is like a SQL dump with a bunch of SQL statements.

If I were to migrate to InnoDB I would have to change its schema file.

What is the best, fastest, easiest and safest way to accomplish this task?

Thanks.
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CarlosScheidecker
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Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]Billing EngineerCommented:
after the migration (keeping the MyISAM in the first place, you can then "move" a table via ALTER to the InnoDB tablespace, with:

ALTER TABLE yourtable STORAGE InnoDB;

you could also specify the tablespace, if you have several of them ,...
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CarlosScheideckerAuthor Commented:
That is great. I ve used MySQLAdmin that create the backup (old data dump). Then I have restored it to MySQL 5 and used Angellll's suggestion. Worked like a charm.
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CarlosScheideckerAuthor Commented:
To the point.
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