InnoDB : MySQL's ACID-compliant Storage Engine

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Optimizing MySQL for Read-Only?

We have 14 GB worth of CSV's which total 138 million rows. I imported this into a MySQL table first with InnoDB, and then tried again with MyISAM. In both cases, a simple SELECT on primary key ...
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Can I have an InnoDB master and MyISAM slaves with Full-Text for searching?

I'd like to use InnoDB on the master, for its transactional ability, but MyISAM on the slaves for the full-text search ability. Is this possible?
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How do you read MySQL InnoDB Monitor output?

I am new to DB Administration. I am trying to figure out the cause of deadlock exceptions, but I am unable to make sense of the logs. The log says that "transaction 1 is rolled back". Why is this the ...
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Why doesn't InnoDB store the row count?

Everyone knows that, in tables that use InnoDB as engine, queries like SELECT COUNT(*) FROM mytable are very inexact and very slow, especially when the table gets bigger and there are constant row ...
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Is one-to-one relationship normalized?

Consider we have a large set of statistical data for a record; e.g. 20-30 INT columns. Is it better to keep the entire set in one table as they all belong to a record OR creating a another table ...
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Enabling InnoDB on an existing MySQL production server

We have a MySQL 5.1.59 server that has 30-40 existing MyISAM databases. I need to deploy an application that requires InnoDB databases. Can I just enable/configure InnoDB in /etc/my.cnf and restart ...
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why/how does the number of matched columns influences the way of excecuting a query

Imagine the following situation: Table A uses MyISAM and contains 4 fields (text) with a combined FULLTEXT-index. FULLTEXT fulltext1 | fulltext2 | fulltext3 | fulltext4 Table B uses InnoDB and ...
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Mysql load from infile stuck waiting on hard drive

I've got a windows 7 64 bit machine that I'm using for some load testing of a mysql db. My program uses sqlalchemy to connect and run several load from infile statements on said database. These bulk ...
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Should I put followers_no & following_no & product_no & last_login and etc in the user table? Won't updates cause fragmentation on the table?

I have a table for users in a social networking site. I want it to be efficient from ground up. If I put mentioned fields on the table then I have to update user's table on each changes. Should I have ...
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Warnings: Why are statements with limit clause unsafe even if there isn't a limit?

I'm a bit irritated because of some warnings in mysql errorlog. Example 1: [Warning] Unsafe statement written to the binary log using statement format since BINLOG_FORMAT = STATEMENT. The statement ...
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Can SHOW TABLE STATUS query performance on MySQL be improved - Amazon RDS

I have a fairly large database on the Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) running on MySQL 5.1.57. There are 900+ tables, so that running the "SHOW TABLE STATUS" query can take up to 30 seconds. ...
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Deleting Entries from Table not reducing my DB file

Iam usind INNODB Engine with innodb_table_per_file , so every table has it's own .ibd file instead of ibdata1 file. When i Entered 512 Record in my users table its size get increased to 200kb from 96 ...
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How can I optimize this mySQL table that will need to hold 5+ million rows?

The table has about 12 rows. Indexes: idint(11), Unique, auto-increment, primary ATTACHMENTIDvarchar(14), Unique MLSNUMBERbigint(20) POSITIONint(10) FILETYPEvarchar(32) I'm doing an extended ...
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Innodb UPDATE performance

We recently switched one of our tables to innodb and now we are experiencing very slow UPDATE execution times. An update which used to take 0.010-0.030 seconds can now take over 70 seconds. Some ...
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Why is DELETE so much slower than SELECT, then DELETE by id?

I have a fairly busy InnoDB table (200,000 rows, I guess something like tens of queries per second). Due to a bug I got 14 rows with (the same) invalid email addresses in them and wanted to delete ...
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MySQL: reducing ibdata file size for MyISAM tables

My Question is actually very similar to this one and also includes a good answer for a case with InnoDB Engine tables: Is there any best way to reduce the size of ibdata in mysql.?, I have noticed ...
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Need suggestions for best way to archive MySQL (InnoDB) tables

Problem: I have two fairly large tables. A 'wall' table for messages between users with 9 million rows at 2 GB and a 'chapter' table at 2 million rows and 18 GB. I want to keep the number of active ...
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whether a big (but not used) ibdata1 slow anything down

Hi I have an ibdata1 that is around 10 gig. I have gradually migrated to 'file per table' using the innodb_file_per_table=1 option such that there are no big tables in ibdata1 anymore. I recently ...
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InnoDB : Deadlock from one reader and one writer

This sort of has me miffed. One query is doing a select that includes a table that is undergoing a heavy UPDATE, but that update takes under 1/2 a second, and there are no other writers to that ...
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Will a composite Primary Key use the 15/16 page fill factor or the 1/2?

I understand that if a PK is a consecutive number, it will fill a page as its maximum which is a factor of 15/16. If it is a random PK the page fill factor will be of 1/2. I was wondering if my PK ...
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How to sync two MySQL high load tables with 10M rows?

I have two identical MySQL innodb table with 10M rows each. One is used at backend while other at application end. Thus, either of them loaded. I need to synchronize them in a way which is fast and ...
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innodb_buffer_pool_size not changed

I use MySQL 5.5.23-1~dotdeb.0 (Debian) and here is the relevant part of my.cnf default-storage-engine = innodb innodb_buffer_pool_size = 3G innodb_log_file_size = 256M innodb_thread_concurrency = 8 ...
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Rows missing after online conversion from MyISAM to InnoDB

We have a reasonably small database that we wanted to convert from MyISAM to InnoDB. Being database noobs, we just converted (using alter table) without even taking the site down. Now that the ...
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InnoDB vs MyISAM with many indexes

I am not sure if there is a right or wrong answer to this question, as I suppose it severely depends on the situation, but for the sake of a mental exercise, I'll go ahead and ask it anyway: I have a ...
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Which mysql storage engine to choose?

I'm confused about which mysql engine should I choose (lets talk about the most used : MyISAM and InnoDB). The theories say: Both work with BTree indexes, but MyISAM can work with FULLTEXT index ...
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Capabilities of InnoDB INSERT Performance

Hi I am running the most recent version of Percona Server. Server version: 5.5.24-55 Percona Server (GPL), Release 26.0 I have a 10 cpu box of these characteristics. processor : 0 vendor_id ...
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How do you tune MySQL for a heavy InnoDB workload?

Assuming a production OLTP system with predominantly InnoDB tables What are the common symptoms of a mistuned/misconfigured system? What configuration parameters do you most commonly change from ...
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Serialized objects vs multiple tables

What would be the best way to store several entries in a database, each containing a list of other entries? An example of this would be a table of receipts, where each receipt has some information ...
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Lock wait timeout exceeded on insert despite low lock_time in the slow query log

Our Java/Spring application reports occasional lock wait timeouts on single record INSERTs to a MySQL 5.5 InnoDB table. Here are a few slow query log records for some of the failed INSERTs. # ...
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MySQL insists on trying to use InnoDB even when told not to, please help

We're trying out MySQL 5.5, and have installed it on one of our slave servers as a test run. Our main server is 5.0, and we have zero optimization here for InnoDB, so I want everything to just be ...
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Copying a database for testing in a safe way

For testing purposes I have to create a copy of a production MySQL database that cannot be touched. These are the steps I would follow: Create a reduced size database backup: mysqldump prodDB ...
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MYSQL Slow SELECT with multiple joins and ORDER BY

I have this query SELECT r0_.id AS id0, r0_.deleted_at AS deleted_at1, r0_.updated_at AS updated_at2, r0_.created_at AS created_at3, r0_.is_vehicle_offer AS is_vehicle_offer4, ...
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What storage engine should I use for this MySQL table?

I have a table where I store all the urls from my website, and I update them from time to time when a visitor enters. The primary key is the url itself varchar(255). I have set it to use InnoDB but ...
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Delete by primary key takes too long

What would make a query that deletes a row using the primary key of the table .. take too long ? This is a table with about 1.4M rows that gets .. 70%/30% read/write . I don't know where to look. ...
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MySQL transaction size - how big is too big?

I have an import process that runs every so often and I want it to be an 'all or nothing' kind of deal, aka: a transaction. There are many aspects, and the imports may yield anywhere between ...
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How to recover previous values in Mysql Table?

I have MySQL Innodb table of 14M rows. There was a coloumn called is_disabled which had different values. By mistake I ran the query without the where clause: update url_queue set is_disabled=1 ...
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Cannot update certain rows in innodb tables

I found the following on http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/innodb-deadlock-detection.html When InnoDB performs a complete rollback of a transaction, all locks set by the transaction are ...
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What to set innodb_buffer_pool and why..?

I have 170GB of InnoDB index and Data. I have to readjust the innodb_buffer_pool size for better performance.The Max table size of a InnoDB table(Index+data) is 28GB. So what should be the optimal ...
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Are two indexes needed?

Our MySQL database will contain an encyclopedia. The encyclopedia will be shown in pages where every page contains entries starting from a letter. Which indexes should I use? Should I have two ...
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MySQL lost records in a master slave scheme

We have developed a web application that uses two MySQL servers set up with replication (master-slave scheme). The application was to be used for a couple of days only, when ~ 50-60 users would enter ...
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In InnoDB, does a Transaction imply any implicit locking of a table?

The Isolation level is REPEATABLE_READ. The logic is as under: Transaction begins Read data from Table A If (Table A has Any Data) End Transaction and exit If Table A has No Data, Proceed further ...
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What is a database with “.res” in its name?

I'm not that experienced with MySQL and I'm trying to fix some databases. In mysql, a "SHOW DATABASES" shows (among others) the main database "MainDB" and another database "MainDB.res". If I'm trying ...
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Changing to InnoDB increases iostat

I have changed my MyISAM tables to InnoDB and from that day, iostat is increasing continuously. My findings on the server say that mysqld is the one who is increasing iostat. But how can it increase ...
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Can I safely kill OPTIMIZE TABLE on an InnoDB table?

MySQL's documentation for kill warns: Warning Killing a REPAIR TABLE or OPTIMIZE TABLE operation on a MyISAM table results in a table that is corrupted and unusable. Any reads or writes to ...
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Need advice for a 'tag' table design

My website has different content types. All content types should be tag-able (except if specified in the model, whatever). I can think of 2 options for my design: 2 tables option : 1 table for the ...
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InnoDB possible error

We are moving now from MyISAM to InnoDB. We have faced previous problems in MyISAM where the index fail and the table is not available for access. So we are wondering what type of errors that InnoDB ...
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Log file for mysql

I would like to know where will my error logged for mysql server. As of now I just see one log that is in /var/log/mysqld.log. I saw some have .err files too am I missing something here? What would ...
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some InnoDB settings in My.cnf are messing up everything, why?

When I edit my.cnf in MySQL 5.0 in filemanager and add the following settings, I get logged out automatically from Kloxo and when I remove these line and restart server everything is ok then: ...
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Which is faster, InnoDB or MyISAM?

How can MyISAM be "faster" than InnoDB if MyISAM needs to do disk reads for the data? InnoDB uses the buffer pool for indexes and data, and MyISAM just for the index?
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Restore the data from Snapshot Backup when the data spans over multiple directories?

Problem : I have one master and various slave on EC2, all running with the innodb_file_per_table as OFF. We have done some testing work on one of the slave say server A.and it takes a huge amount of ...