InnoDB : MySQL's ACID-compliant Storage Engine

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Transaction Lock Timeouts When Updating a Row

I'm trying to determine the cause of an InnoDB transaction lock timeout. This one is very strange in that it appears to be a deadlock error instead - nonetheless, here's the output of my slow log ...
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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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What is the use of ibdata1 file in mysql?

I have application which has the backend db as Mysql(InnoDb engine), and currently my client wants to decrease the size of the ibdata file to some fixed size. I found the three below solutions. ...
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Recover a MySQL InnoDB from ibdata1 that won't repair using innodb_force_recovery

We have a MySQL database that we have manage to grab the raw files from a server with a fatal hardware failure. However, this failure seems to have occurred when the DB server was running. As a ...
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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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Amazon RDS I/O requests - 1 query = 1 billable I/O?

I have an InnoDB database that I'd like to migrate onto Amazon RDS. My current implementation, hosted on my own server, shows roughly 8M queries per month. The RDS site say that I/O Rate $0.10 ...
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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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Is this Dedicated Server good enough to Run MySQL on Linux Ubuntu?

I have a web application that runs simple logic. Most of the SQL procedures that I have only do simple selects, some simple join table and some simple inserts. I want to get a dedicated server for My ...
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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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Frequently slow queries while in the 'Update' state

I have two tables that I update very frequently, one with a direct UPDATE .. and another INSERT .. ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE ... Normally these queries are instant but at times will take 0.1s to 1+ ...
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MySQL Innodb corruption

I recently inherited a Drupal site that has an Innodb corruption. MySQL will run for sometime--usually about 24-hours but will eventually need to be manually restarted(see log output below). I have ...
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innodb_flush settings on Amazon RDS

Setting innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 2 improves my application performance considerably on my local development environment. The response time and number of requests per second on a 40 concurrent ...
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Investigate peak in MySQL throughput

Recently one of our servers has ran out of memory and crashed. After reviewing the munin graphs, it appears that the only metric (other than memory usage) that peaked just before the crash was the ...
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Why do my ON UPDATE/ON DELETE rules disappear?

I'm trying to connect a couple of Mysql tables with foreign keys and ON UPDATE/DELETE rules. My rules are working on all tables except the last one (OrderContains). Why aren't my rules working? I am ...
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when will Innodb support activation of triggers on cascade foreign key? [closed]

The Manual says: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.6/en/innodb-restrictions.html Currently, cascaded foreign key actions do not activate triggers. Any Idea when will this be implemented. Is ...
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mysql 5.5 corrupt - missing temporary table

One of our mysql instances crashed and failed to start: 120422 10:04:13 InnoDB: Error: trying to open a table, but could not InnoDB: open the tablespace file './databasename/#sql-29f6_45.ibd'! ...
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MySQL: how to restore table stored in a .frm and a .ibd file?

I have previously saved a copy of /var/lib/mysql/ddms directory ("ddms" is the schema name). Now I installed a new MySQL on a freshly installed Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS by running apt-get install ...
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MySql - Clean ibdata1

I have a database that its entire size is ~44GB, out of it ibdata1 is ~35GB that doesnt make sense, the size of the data shouldnt be more then 10GB. i use the following query to get an esstimation of ...
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Prevent reset of auto_increment id in Innodb database after server restart

I recently read that because of how InnoDB recalculates the AUTO_INCREMENT value when the server restarts, any records on the high end of the ID list may have their IDs reused. Normally, this isn't a ...
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What happens when InnoDB hits its tablespace autoextend max?

The latest version of High Performance MySQL (3rd ed.) recommends that one: ...place an upper limit on the tablespace's size to keep it from growing very large, because once it grows, it doesn't ...
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Mysql Innodb: InnoDB: ERROR: the age of the last checkpoint is InnoDB: which exceeds the log group capacity

I really need some mysql expertize. I am a newbi to mysql and I am seeing some server crash of my db in the past 1 week. I am using mysql 5.1.36 on Ubuntu. This is a dedicated mysql server with Dual ...
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Mysql: Insert performance INNODB vs MYISAM

I am inserting into a simple small table with 5 attributes and 1000 rows. I observed when the engine is INNODB, each insert is taking 0.03 - 0.05 seconds. I changed the engine to MYISAM, then the ...
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How do you remove fragmentation from InnoDB tables?

I have a Database having number of tables. I want to delete some records from the tables say the no of records are more than 20K or 50K. The All the Tables are InnoDB. And file_per_table is off. ...
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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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Unit testing with InnoDB transactions

So, I'm running some unit tests against some InnoDB tables in MySQL. Each unit test is wrapped in a transaction: setUp: SET autocommit = 0; SET SESSION TRANSACTION ISOLATION LEVEL SERIALIZABLE; ...
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Is there any performance difference among MariaDB (xtradb plugin) and XtraDB Server for InnoDB?

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Why using innodb_file_per_table?

There are many articles exaggerating (IMHO of course) the need for innodb_file_per_table. I understand that with innodb_file_per_table, there should be a better control over the individual tables; ...
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InnoDB UPDATE slow need a better option

I'm using MySQL 5.5 with a table in InnoDB running: deleteme tinyint NOT NULL DEFAULT 0;` UPDATE `import` SET `deleteme` = 1; -- Set the delete field LOAD DATA LOW_PRIORITY LOCAL INFILE ...
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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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Should I use the Infobright database or is there a better aggregation solution?

We are a MySQL front-end shop and have a system currently logging event data in a highly structured format. Think apache traffic log. We need to be able to aggregate counts of this data (cube) vis a ...
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Foreign key constraints with MySQL/InnoDB

I am try to do some performance testing with varchar foreign keys vs int foreign keys and was wondering how foreign key constraints effect performance of MySQL. I assume that they effect ...
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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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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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InnoDB row locking - how to implement

I've been looking around now, reading the mysql site and I still can't see exactly how it works. I want to select and row lock the result for writing, write the change and release the lock. ...
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InnoDB - How to get top locked tables and rows which are locked

I was searching for a tool OR query which can give me top locked tables and which particular row is locked, Is it possible to get ?
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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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When are InnoDB table index statistics updated?

In a vanilla build of MySQL 5.5.20, when are InnoDB table index statistics updated? What events trigger such updates? I've seen comments suggesting that the following might trigger it: table is ...
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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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Why does InnoDB store all databases in one file?

It was convenient that MyISAM used to store each table in a corresponding file. InnoDB has made advancements in many aspects, but I wonder why InnoDB stores all databases in one file (ibdata1 by ...
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What does 'ibfk' stand for in MySQL?

If I create a foreign key constraint for table 'photos' in phpmyadmin, I later see that the constraint is named 'photos_ibfk_1', and the next constraint is called 'photos_ibfk_2', etc. From this I ...
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Why does MySQL choose this execution plan?

I have two queries, select some_other_column from `table` order by primary_index_column asc limit 4000000, 10; and select some_other_column from `table` order by secondary_index_column asc ...
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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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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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Are many NULL columns harmful in mysql InnoDB?

As I explored the clustered B-tree index system of InnoDB, I think that the presence of many NULL (or small) columns has no significant effect on InnoDB performance. Does the presence of excess ...
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How to recover the innodb when mysql data dir moved from one system to another system?

I have transfer the mysql data dir from one linux box to another box. When i start the mysql server. I can find that the innodb based DB are corrupted. So, may i know how to recover the corrupted ...
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“freeing items” taking forever on inserts, updates and deletes

Recently I migrated all my MySQL database tables from MyISAM engine to InnoDB. I'm using the DotCloud MySQL service as my server (http://docs.dotcloud.com/services/mysql/). After the migration, ...
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Using multiple cores for single MySQL queries on Debian

I am running a MySQL server for tests on a VM (VMWare) with Debian as guest OS. The guest has four emulated CPU cores, so I set thread_concurrency to four. I am doing expensive joins on large tables, ...