Our QA environment has all it's database names suffixed with "test". For example dbname1 in production would have a counterpart dbname1test in QA. (This is largely to help protect against prod/qa configs getting mixed up).

There are a handful of tables I would like to replicate the actual production tables into QA. I'm not sure how I would go about telling it to say "replicate from dbname1 there to dbname1test there"

Is this even possible?


Yes, there is. Put this in your my.cnf file:


See Replication Slave Options and Variables: replicate-rewrite-db

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    Thank you, and my apologies for missing this in the docs. – atxdba Sep 17 '11 at 16:31

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