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We plan to implement MySQL Clustering.The database should support 5 years of data and expected data/year is 1TB. When we created a test enviornment with the DB size as 200GB, NDB Cluster took more than 2 hours to restart.

Is MySQL Clustering a viable option for an application that expects 5TB of data in 5 years, if yes, could you please guide on the suggested architecture and configuration for such a setup.

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currently the maximum data set size is around 3TB, if you are using all in-memory data. You can increase that if you use disk-based tables

MySQL Cluster also has very flexible replication to external storage engines, ie to InnoDB, so many users manage their "hot" data in cluster, then replicate "colder / aged" data to innodb.

There is a blog describing how to configure this here:

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