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Convert utf8 tables to utf8mb4 in MySQL

# For each database:
ALTER DATABASE
    database_name
    CHARACTER SET = utf8mb4
    COLLATE = utf8mb4_unicode_ci;

# For each table:
ALTER TABLE
    table_name
    CONVERT TO CHARACTER SET utf8mb4
    COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;

# For each column:
ALTER TABLE
    table_name
    CHANGE column_name column_name
    VARCHAR(191)
    CHARACTER SET utf8mb4
    COLLATE utf8mb4_unicode_ci;

SHOW VARIABLES LIKE '%character%';
SHOW VARIABLES LIKE '%collation%';

# Don’t blindly copy-paste this!
# The exact statement depends on the column type, maximum length, and other properties.
# The above line is just an example for a `VARCHAR` column.

ref:
http://stackoverflow.com/questions/766809/whats-the-difference-between-utf8-general-ci-and-utf8-unicode-ci
http://dba.stackexchange.com/questions/8239/how-to-easily-convert-utf8-tables-to-utf8mb4-in-mysql-5-5
https://mathiasbynens.be/notes/mysql-utf8mb4