InnoDB : MySQL's ACID-compliant Storage Engine

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Why does innodb_flush_method = O_DSYNC provide such a performance boost with SAN-backed storage?

I've seen some people suggest that O_DSYNC should be used with a SAN. The MySQL docs have this to say about O_DSYNC in general: In some versions of GNU/Linux and Unix, flushing files to disk with ...
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InnoDB buffer pool active pages

I'd like to optimize (lower) the InnoDB buffer pool size. How can one find out how many distinct pages are active in the InnoDB buffer pool? A page could be made young twice in a while (see SHOW ...
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Recover innodb database from ibdata1 and *.frm files only

I have a problem on my server. I had a hard disk error on my server, and I restarted it. After that, I started wamp server software, but mysql services were not started. I checked all mysql data, ...
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Optimizing a large number of INSERT … SELECT statements

I have a MySQL InnoDB database with two tables related by a foreign key. Each time a row is inserted into one it uses an INSERT ... SELECT statement from the other to get the corresponding foreign ...
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importing mysql data folder from an old instalation

i want to restore one database from my old mysql folder, i copied mysql/data folder from old installation into my current mysql folder, yet its not starting up any more. when i check the error_log ...
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Amazon RDS MySQL 5.5 Innodb Lock wait timeout exceeded

Ever since we've moved to Amazon RDS, we've had some pretty crazy performance issues, and today we started having locking issues. Because of that, I figured it was just a timeout issue, and went to ...
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Is it suitable innodb_buffer_pool_size for MySQL Master-Slave

I am wondering how to decide the value of innodb_buffer_pool_size for my Master-Slave style database. I have a set of MySQL, 1 x master + 1 x slave. As I know that the innodb_buffer_pool_size is ...
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how to recover .ibd and .frm files in mysql

so i am developing java application with mysql 5.6.13, few days before i purchased new laptop, from previous laptop i forgot to create dump of application instead i copied folder of my database(.ibd ...
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InnoDB: detected cycle in LRU for buffer pool 0, skipping to next buffer pool

While looking through the error log for something else I noticed a couple instances of message posted as the subject. What is this about? Googling for the "error" doesn't bring much up. This is on ...
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InnoDB engine is not loading after tuning parameters

After installing MySQL-5.1.73, I placed default my-huge.cnf into /etc/my.cnf and started the mysql service. It was running without any issue. Now, I tunned some parameters in /etc/my.cnf file. Below ...
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How to calculate the space I need for the indexes?

CREATE TABLE info( home CHAR(10) CHARACTER SET latin1 NOT NULL, id TINYINT UNSIGNED NOT NULL, galaxy TINYINT UNSIGNED NOT NULL, galaxy_pos INT UNSIGNED NOT NULL, events TEXT NOT NULL, UNIQUE ...
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what is the best configuration for innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit?

There are 3 different configuration is available for innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 0 innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 1 innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit = 2 Which ...
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Deleting & Reclaiming space from InnoDB table

I have a 700GB InnoDB table which I'm not writing any more data to (only reading). I would like to delete the older data it holds and reclaim that disk space (as I'm running out of it). The delete ...
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Mysql 5.5 InnoDB growing CPU - Going crazy

Good morning, I'm currently facing a problem where CPU usage keeps going up until the server crash. I've tried multiple best practices proposed in this forum and on Percona, reinstalled the server ...
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Database cache problem

I have server based on Linux 64 Bit centos 6.5 and Mysql innoDB engine I created database for php script require database installation , after i successfully finished installation for first time i ...
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Two MySQL Server accessing same database over NFS

I want to run two separate MySQL instances on two separate machines, but using same data directory over nfs, is it possible with InnoDB Storage Engine? Application operation will assure the following: ...
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MySQL best practice DB recovery

I am trying to figure out what is the best practice is for Mysql recovery after a power failure. I need to find a way that if a server (which is running on a virtualbox VM) goes down when it goes ...
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What are the main differences between InnoDB and MyISAM?

What are the main differences between InnoDB and MyISAM?
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InnoDB primary key efficiency

I've read a number of articles regarding efficiency of primary keys depending on the storage engine, and I am left confused. Given a simple many-to-many table with two fields, storeId and zoneId, ...
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Adding new tables — memory usage increases

I added more tables to my mysql server. 20% increase in tables that are all innodb. I have 200 + databases that use the same schema. Does adding more tables increase memory usage? I am using about ...
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How can I store least used table files to a slower drive?

Is it possible to separate the least used and most frequently used data files on to separate disks when using InnoDB?
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How to decide whether to enable MySQL query cache using InnoDB

How should the decision to enable / disable the MySQL query cache be made, on a server that uses just InnoDB tables. Say for example, if the cache is enabled, then how should the output of: SHOW ...
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Why does that query cause lock wait timeouts?

From time to time, I find a lot of these errors in my PHP error log: MYSQL.1213: Deadlock found when trying to get lock; try restarting transactionSQL The problem persists for about 2 or 3 minutes. ...
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MariaDB Galera setup with drastically different amounts of memory used on cluster nodes - why?

We have a 3 node MariaDB Galera cluster. All nodes are identical and the config on each is identical. They have 64GB of RAM each. The output of the following query is 28: SELECT ...
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Fastest way to create local copy of live InnoDB MySQL database?

We have a MySQL database (InnoDB) on our live Ubuntu 12.04 server which has grown quite large (25gb+). Every month or so we need to copy this database to our development machines to work on locally. ...
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MySQL High Availability for InnoDB

I am looking for MySQL High Availability with huge transactions. I prefer to go with InnoDB Engine. I prefer to use MySQL Master - Slave Replication. However, this option provides us Manual fail over ...
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MySQL - Best long read query solution within a replication based system

I'm working on a project where work in a queue requires a database read against heterogeneous table schemas (InnoDB/MyISAM). The queries constructed during the "read" process can result in 10-15 ...
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How does InnoDB store tables in ibdata file? [closed]

There are two tables and their default engine is InnoDB. I want know the following What's inside the ibdata file ? How does InnoDB store these two tables ?
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How to acheive Concurrency in mysql when there is 500+ request simultaneously to the server

I am using Mysql (InnoDb), in this I am facing problem when we checked the curl request upto 500 connection at a time (simultaneously) but when we try more than that then my servers goes to idle ...
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using Aria vs InnoDB vs MyISAM

I was wondering (if anyone knows) if Aria database is crash safe . I had some tables with MyISAM which were getting corrupted very often and switch them to InnoDB . However innodb is a bit slower and ...
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Move all InnoDB databases into one subdirectory (innodb_file_per_table is ON)

First of all, excuse my English. I want to run a MySQL 5.6 on ZFS volume, and need to move all InnoDB databases to one subdirectory (which in fact will be a different ZFS filesystem). For example, by ...
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When do I need transactions /locks?

I know that transactions are meant to group several operations as one. But if for example in the same table one transaction does DELETE FROM table where state = 'done' and another does either SELECT ...
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Mysql slowly uses memory until it starts to use swap

I am running a 1gb of RAM rackspace database server. For some reason in about 2 days the memory usage goes from using very little swap, to using 100mb. If I don't restart sql it will keep using more ...
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What do spikes in InnoDB lock structures indicate?

I co-maintain a high traffic site similar to StackExchange. It runs MySQL 5.1 (working on replacing it with MySQL 5.5 or MariaDB). All our tables are InnoDB. MySQL goes down a couple of times a day. ...
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Is it common practice to mix InnoDB and MyISAM tables on same server?

I've got a single database of about 4.5GB running on a server with 8GB RAM. The vast majority of the tables are MyIsam (about 4.3GB), but I'm soon going to be converting some of them to InnoDB. (It's ...
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mariadb 5.5.36 with innodb plugin

I installed mariadb 5.5.36 on a win32 system. Everything runs fine except innodb requests are 2 x slower than an identical MySQL installation. So I want to switch back to original innodb plugin to ...
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How to repair, or drop/create a corrupted table in mysql?

Situation: I have a MySQL database with 104 tables, running locally on XAMPP on windows 7. All the tables have InnoDB engine. XAMPP MySQL is running as windows service. As front end I have PHP ...
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Is there a rule of thumb regarding the size and number of a buffer pool instances?

I know the consensus seems to be approximately 75% of ram should be dedicated to the buffer pool. But, I'm more interested in the optimal number of buffer pool instances. What are some things to ...
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Slow queries with many self joins in variable-column database

I'm creating a table structure which needs to handle a variable number of columns. To handle that case the table structure is a listing of cells with a column and row number. To view the table a ...
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Delete Query takes a long time

I have a innodb table that counts circa 1 billion entries. I started a delete operation (with a small where condition on an indexed column) that should delete a lot entries, leaving circa 100 million. ...
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mysql directory grow to 246G after one query, which failed due to table is full

I was trying to run the following statement with the hope to create a join of two existing tables. create table CRS_PAIR select concat_ws(',', a.TESTING_ID, b.TRAINING_ID, a.TESTING_C) as k, ...
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Why do MySQL threads often show “freeing items” status when the query cache is disabled?

When I run SHOW PROCESSLIST, there are often a large number of INSERT/UPDATE threads in the "freeing items" state. The MySQL manual suggests that at least part of the reason for a thread to be in ...
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Converting UUID's from CHAR(32) to BIN(16)

I have a few questions relating to UUID's, but before I go on, let me explain our schema a bit, first, we're on MySQL 5.5 (Percona's version to be exact)... In each applicable table, we use a two ...
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MySQL not releasing memory

MySQL seems to want to keep an entire table in cache (table size = ~20GB) after any large inserts or select statements are performed on it. Right now my innodb buffer pool is 20GB. Total RAM is 32GB. ...
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Is the overhead of frequent query cache invalidation ever worth it?

I'm currently working on a MySQL database where we are seeing a large number of invalidations from the query cache, primarily because of the high number of INSERT, DELETE and UPDATE statements that ...
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Are MySQL transactions under-utilised?

I have a vague understanding of transactions that it means you can help the server understand that a series of queries are related. Scenario : Suppose I have a series of queries which creates a user ...
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Innodb buffer pool and multiple joins

assume we have 1 Billion records and want to store them in One or Three tables by post_type. post_id -> primary key post_type -> ( page, group, user ) user_id -> index date -> ...
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Can CPU cores be separated for MySQL?

Is it possible to separate CPU cores in Mysql? I understand it is possible for Memory as we can tune it in innodb_buffer_pool_size or innodb_additional_mem_pool_size. How about CPU cores in ...
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RDS MYSQL instance rebooted and won't load INNODB table

So my production db in RDS apparently either crashed or was rebooted during a version update, and upon being restarted mysql couldn't load one of the innodb tables: as evidenced by the following error ...
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MySQL 5.1: Upgrade innodb plugin

My application is running on MySQL 5.1.58 community edition. As I studied on SO websites that After acquisition by Oracle, new InnoDB plugin has been released and MySQL 5.1 with InnoDB plugin is the ...