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Re: Moving partitions
Posted by: Jonathan Stephens
Date: March 25, 2008 10:58AM

You can't transfer partitions directly from one table to another in the way you're suggesting, but you can accomplish the same thing using INSERT ... SELECT followed by either of:

a. (If you want to remove the data whilst preserving the partition's definition in the original table:) DELETE using the same WHERE clause as the INSERT ... SELECT (and OPTIMIZE TABLE to reclaim the space).

or

b. (If you want to remove the partition definition from the original table:) ALTER TABLE ... DROP PARTITION.

Jon Stephens
MySQL Documentation Team @ Oracle
Orlando, Florida, USA

MySQL Dev Zone
MySQL Server Documentation
Oracle

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