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Command line version of PostgreSQL to MySQL converter

To schedule conversion or call database migration from an automation script you can use console version of PostgreSQL-to-MySQL called P2SAGENT.EXE. Find this file in PostgreSQL-to-MySQL installation folder. The program accepts the following parameters:

--dest=...   MySQL database name
--dump   convert PostgreSQL database into MySQL script file
--help   display help message and exit
--logfile=...   path to the logfile where execution traces will be written
--mode=...   how to process existing MySQL database
(0 - overwrite the entire database, 1 - overwrite existing tables only, 2 - skip existing tables, 3 - merge, 4 - synchronize)
--mysqlh=...   MySQL server IP address or network name
--mysqlu=...   MySQL user name
--mysqlp=...   MySQL user password
--myport=...   MySQL port
--no_schema   do not include schema name in table name
--pgport=...   PostgreSQL port
--posgsh=...   PostgreSQL server IP address or network name
--posgsu=...   PostgreSQL user name
--posgsp=...   PostgreSQL user password
--profile=...   path to the file to load conversion settings from
--silent   use this option to disable program output
--skip_idx   skip converting indexes
--src=...   PostgreSQL database name
--tab_def   convert table definitions only
--tab_file=...   file containing table names to convert (one table name per line)
--views   convert PostgreSQL views into MS SQL format

In the following example the program converts all tables from PostgreSQL database "db 1" into MySQL database "db1_sql":

P2SAGENT.EXE --src="db 1" --posgsu=postgres --posgsp=qwerty --dest="db1_sql" 
--mysqlh=orahost --mysqlu=SYSTEM --mysqlp=the_passsword


  1. If you specified a profile, there is no need to specify any other parameters
  2. The default mode is 'overwrite'. You can change it using '--mode' parameter
  3. You can omit 'mysqlh' parameter to connect local MySQL server
  4. It is necessary to specify port parameter only if it differs from the default (3306 - for MySQL, 5432 - for PostgreSQL)
  5. If you omit 'tab_file' parameter, all tables from the specified schema will be converted
  6. Command line parameters that contain spaces should be enclosed in quotes (for example --dest="my database")