InnoDB : MySQL's ACID-compliant Storage Engine

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What are some key configuration settings for using an InnoDb table for session storage?

I want to start clustering my PHP app servers but don't want to go for a sticky-sessions load balancing setup at this point. However, I want sessions that are persisted to disk and implement proper ...
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Is it normal to use many Triggers?

I have many so-called summary columns throughout my database to count number of rows in other tables. For example, counting the number of comments by a user (a column in the user table). Currently, I ...
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How does innodb_stats_on_metadata relate to query execution plan stability?

The MySQL documentation for innodb_stats_on_metadata says "It can also improve the stability of execution plans for queries that involve InnoDB tables." That is a little vague. What is an example ...
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Is innodb_file_per_table advisable?

We have an application where just one of the table will be growing into million of lines but the rest will just below a million. So what is the advice should we go with innodb_file_per_table or leave ...
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“SQL_NO_CACHE” for innodb buffer pool

I'm guessing the answer is no, but I was wondering if there was anyway to tell innodb to not store fetched pages in the buffer pool? The reason for looking at doing this is check summing tables. I'd ...
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Mysql int vs varchar as primary key (InnoDB Storage Engine?

I am build a web application (project management system) and I have been wondering about this when it come to performance. I have an Issues table an inside it there are 12 foreign keys linking to ...
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Number of locks exceeded when adding foreign key constraint

I'm adding a foreign key constraint to table a (17mil rows) that references table b (15mil rows): >ALTER TABLE a ADD FOREIGN KEY (b_id) REFERENCES b (id); ERROR 1206: The total number of locks ...
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Does the order of columns has a significant effect on INSERT?

Do we experience a noticeable difference in performance for these two queries? INSERT INTO table (col1, col2, col3, col4, col5) ... and INSERT INTO table (col5, col3, col1, col2, col4) ... Do we ...
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Percona vs MySQL

What is Percona? How does it differ from MySQL? When should we consider switching (or upgrading) from stock MySQL to Percona? To add some specifics in our situation we almost exclusively use ...
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How to use ON DUPLICATE KEY for UPDATE

Consider a table of CREATE TABLE test ( id int(11) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, external_id int(11), number smallint(5), value varchar(255), UNIQUE INDEX (external_id, number), PRIMARY KEY(id) ...
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Is UNIQUE(), INDEX() different from UNIQUE INDEX()?

Is there any different how mysql treats UNIQUE (column1, column2), INDEX (column1) and UNIQUE INDEX (column1, column2) and UNIQUE (column1, column2) In the latter, I think mysql will ...
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Sort buffers and tables on disk, MySQL/InnoDB

I have the following type of query frequently running: # Time: 120322 13:03:29 # User@Host: root[root] @ localhost [127.0.0.1] # Query_time: 17.039286 Lock_time: 0.000141 Rows_sent: 24 ...
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How to set a specific directory location for individual MySQL database?

Is it possible to set each database in MySQL to use a separate datadir? I'm running a userdir development (sandbox) server and would like to put the MySQL data files for the database(s) for that user ...
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Find out MySQL index size for a concrete index

In MySQL, for InnoDB engine, how do I find out the size of one of the indexes I have in the same table ? I know I can select the index_length from information_schema.tables, but this gives the total ...
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How can I find who holds the lock based on the hex-dumped?

I've been reading the Diagnosing MySQL InnoDB Locks article. Karl E. Jørgensen writes on 2008 so I'm consfusing it is in effect. I would like to supply a snippet of the SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS: ...
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MySQL subquery slows down drastically, but they work fine independently

Query 1: select distinct email from mybigtable where account_id=345 takes 0.1s Query 2: Select count(*) as total from mybigtable where account_id=123 and email IN (<include all from above ...
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ACID-compliance of MySQL master-master replication?

I've created two MySQL 5.1 servers, replicating off each other (log-bin) in a low latency environment (different AZs within an EC2 region). All tables that are being replicated are using the InnoDB ...
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mysqladmin debug writes out Current locks but PROCESSLIST and INNODB STATUS don't show any

I'm using the 1.1.8 mysql-cacti-templates to gather metrics on MySQL 5.0.77 (CentOS 5.7). Both the InnoDB Current Lock Waits and InnoDB Lock Structures graphs are charting with Cur[rent] values but ...
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How to improve InnoDB DELETE performance?

So I have this audit table (tracks actions on any table in my database): CREATE TABLE `track_table` ( `id` int(16) unsigned NOT NULL, `userID` smallint(16) unsigned NOT NULL, `tableName` ...
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How to use RESTRICT for Foreign Key in mysql?

In the database structure of CREATE TABLE Country ( name varchar(40) NOT NULL, PRIMARY KEY (name) ) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CHARSET=utf8; CREATE TABLE City ( name varchar(40) NOT NULL, ...
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LOAD DATA (400k rows) INFILE takes about 7 minutes, cannot kill the “logging slow query” process?

MySQL version: 5.5.13 The query that I'm using: SET AUTOCOMMIT=0; LOAD DATA INFILE '/data10/select_into.outfile/v3_zone_date.out' INTO TABLE v3_zone_date FIELDS TERMINATED BY ','; COMMIT; ...
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Ibdata usage and Recommendations?

I have a Production server On November 5,2011 the ibdata size was 100G. In Approximate 3 months it is increased to 200G.So it has just doubled its size.So it is a Huge Data.Currently lvm is 251G. I ...
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MariaDB XtraDB Performance Tuning

I believe that innodb has a single read thread. However, with MariaDB you can set multiple read threads. I'm unsure what the recommended value would be. Questions Does anyone have any experience ...
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Usage of RESTRICT or No ACTION in FOREIGN KEY Constraints

Sorry if this question is naive, but I was unable to understand possible usage of RESTRICT or No ACTION. Consider a simple database of CREATE TABLE column1 ( first_id int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, ...
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How do you identify InnoDB table corruption?

I have some tables that are partitioned and have several indexes on a replicated slave. After copying the snap shot (verified safe) to a new slave and upgrading mysqld from 5.1.42 to 5.5.15 and ...
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Is there any reason not to use Percona 'innodb_fast_checksum'?

I recently came across a change that Percona Server implemented over normal MySQL InnoDB. The new feature is innodb_fast_checksum XtraDB can use a more CPU-efficient algorithm, based on 4-byte ...
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How to update mysql my.cnf without getting error?

I updated the MySQL my.conf file and and restarted my server without a problem. As soon as I tried to access a table I received the error mysql #1033 - Incorrect information in file: I reverted ...
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What would be the fastest approach to bulk update this mysql table (Innodb)?

I have a table with 100M rows. I am able update my table like 850 updates / minute. How to speed this up? I am using following approach: mysql -uroot < query_file where query_file contains 1M ...
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MySQL tables/databases into different disks

I am aware that there is a possibility to have a single database server with many tables/databases, and you can separate some of those tables/databases into separate disks. Lets say you have 5 ...
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How to recover a crashed innodb table…?

I Have a Innodb table i got the error as mysql> check table City; +-------------------+-------+----------+----------------------------------------------------------+ | Table | Op | ...
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Xen snapshots and live Innodb tables?

I am wondering if I can trust my host doing it's nightly snapshots with live Innodb tables. From what I have read: "Innodb is ACID-compliant, so you can "safely" use fs snapshot with Innodb tables." ...
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Moving the binary location of MySQL for replication

Is it possible to move the contents of /var/lib/mysql when setting up replication instead of doing mysqldump > for export and mysql < for insert on the slave, because in our current setup it takes ...
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Scheduled optimization of tables in MySQL InnoDB

What is the best way to schedule automatic optimization of tables in a MySQL InnoDB database? Can I use events for example? I have recently had a big performance issue (when querying) with one of the ...
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mySQL 5.1 changed innodb_log_file_size getting error on restart

In order to optimise my MySQL 5.1 (running on Window 2008 WebServer). I changed a few InnoDB options in my.ini namely the innodb_buffer_pool_size and innodb_log_file_size. But now when I am trying to ...
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Good strategy to replicate MySQL data

I'm working on MySQL database, well i have a master instance and slaves, and i need to add a new slave to Master. I adopt a simple strategy to do so: Stop slave, import data to new slave, and finally ...
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Concurrent MySQL updates hang with InnoDB (on Amazon RDS)

I'm running into a problem where multiple MySQL updates being performed at the same time will lock up and takes several minutes to finish. I'm using InnoDB, so I'm confused as to why this could be ...
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importing myisam 5.0 database into a 5.5 innodb server

I have MySQL 5.0 and 5.5 servers (but not a 5.1 server). The 5.0 server is myisam only, the 5.5 default is innodb. I need to move a database from the 5.0 server to the 5.5 server. The database is ...
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Unexplained InnoDB timeouts

I've been seeing some very basic updates timing out lately and have not been able to determine the cause. An example: //# Query_time: 51 Lock_time: 0 Rows_sent: 0 Rows_examined: 0 UPDATE photos ...
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How to join two table and show one query result in MySQL?

I have a table1 (records 3), and table2 (records 3). Where i have field name in both. Now i want to make a result from those two table, which will show me both table records and take only one if there ...
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Is InnoDB Engine up to speed against Memory Engine?

I am exploring the efficiency of different database engines in MySQL version 5.5.18 to see which is best suited for use with a range query on a dataset of 5 million rows: SELECT P.col1, P.col2, ...
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MySql replication with Raw Data and InnoDB tables

I want to start replication on DB that has many InnoDB tables and MyISAM tables. I did everything according to manual Creating a Data Snapshot Using Raw Data Files. Firstly, I tried copied all ...
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MySQL: Is it safe to have a table with multiple millions of rows?

I have a very complex search query to write that will touch many tables, have conditions and joins. For efficiency reasons, I am strongly considering creating a "cache table" where I would maybe once ...
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Problem with InnoDB “per table” file sizes

I Have configured the mysql server with innodb per table. There was a table watchdog having approximate 19GB of watchdog.ibd file. I have truncated the table now it has zero record. But the ...
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Mysql Memory table getting many locks

On my site I log every pageview (date, ip, referrer, page, etc) in a simple mysql table. This table has the following activity: 1 SELECT per minute 1 DELETE per minute no UPDATE queries Lots of ...
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InnoDB table vs MEMORY table for a mysql environment with many inserts

I run my sites all on InnoDB tables which is working really well so far. Now I like to know what is going on in real-time on my sites, so I store each pageview (page, referrer, IP, hostname, etc) in ...
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How to optimize the my.cnf of a MySQL server that mixes InnoDB and MyISAM tablespaces?

I have a database that, because of some issues, I needed to convert some tables from MyISAM to InnoDB. I basically did this: set sql_log_bin = 0; set sql_mode = 'STRICT_ALL_TABLES'; ALTER TABLE ...
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Write lock during mysqldump even using --lock-tables=false

When I try to dump an online database using --lock-tables=false, others cannot update the table. Are there any methods to solve this? As I am using MyISAM, does --single-transaction for InnoDB help? ...
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MySQL 5.5 InnoDB = OFF?

We run a server with MySQL 5.5. 95% of the tables are set to the InnoDB engine. However whenever I look at the my.ini file (using the MySQL Workbench) under mysqld section innodb is unchecked and OFF ...
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How to make CREATE INDEX in InnoDB table faster

I have platform RHEL 5 with 8G RAM and MySQL version 14.12 distrib 5.0.86. I want to create an index in an InnoDB table, but it takes a long time: Time | State | Info 2291 | copy to tmp ...
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MySQL deadlock - cannot restart normally?

MySQL version 5.5.13-1 A snippet from the SHOW ENGINE INNODB STATUS\G: LATEST DETECTED DEADLOCK ------------------------ 111218 10:22:34 *** (1) TRANSACTION: TRANSACTION 1318D95B, ACTIVE 0 sec ...