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I have a 4-core MySQL server with 4 GB of RAM, holding 19 MyISAM tables (total: ~164GB of data) and 32 innodb tables ( 5mb ) .


  • Since the databases size is smaller than the available memory, how can I make full usage of my server's resources?
  • What settings should I attempt configure in my.cnf?
  • Can I force data + indexes to stay in memory?
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While this does not answer your question, I strongly recommend switching over to InnoDB. Here's why –  Shlomi Noach Oct 2 '13 at 5:00

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