InnoDB : MySQL's ACID-compliant Storage Engine

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is this dead simple query too slow?

I have added and removed a few indexes from my user table and, while testing, didn't see the performance gains I had hoped. As a result, I removed the indexes and tried a simple query to see what my ...
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See indices implicitly created for foreign key constaints in MySQL

When I add a foreign key constraint to my table, SHOW INDEX doesn't show any new indices, but the overall space used by the indices in that table increases. Apparently, the index for the field I put a ...
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innodb_buffer_pool & innodb_buffer_pool_instances

I have a database dedicated server with one quad-core cpu and 48GB Memory. Total database size is about 6GB and my ultimate goal is to get the maximum performance out of this system. At First, to ...
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Is it safe to delete the innodb schema on a new Amazon RDS instance?

As per the title, I'm struggling to find out if it's safe to delete the innodb schema that's created on a fresh Amazon RDS instance. mysql> SHOW DATABASES; +--------------------+ | Database ...
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How do you update a large MySQL table that's on a server?

I have an application on a web server. The PHP front end for the application queries a MySQL database which has a table that contains 60 million taken domain names. My application queries this ...
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show table name + number of records for each table in a mysql innodb database

How to list all tables in the current database, together the number of rows of the table. In other words, can you think of a query to come up with something like this in mysql? ...
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InnoDB compression: memory usage

InnoDB offers table compression for Barracuda-type tables and the recommendation seems to be to "adjust" buffer_pool_size. The documentation is rather vague about the definite impact of compression on ...
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How does subpartitioning actually work and what physical files are created?

I can't understand how the subpartitioning works in mysql. I am reading the following example: create table invoices ( customer_id int not null, product_id int not null, amount decimal ...
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Row size error with MySQL

I'm running a MySQL server on my Macbook (for testing). Version is 5.6.20 from Homebrew. I started running into "Row size too large" errors, and I've been able to reduce it down to this test case. ...
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Why are simple SELECTs on InnoDB 100x slower than on MyISAM?

I have quite an annoying problem. I want to use INNODB as my main database engine and give up on MyISAM as I need the former for using galera-cluster for redundancy. I copied (description follows) ...
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Table is dropped but ibd file still exists

I was dropping some unwanted tables I have in the MySQL. When I run a drop table, its showing table doesnot exists. But when a check in the data directory, the .ibd file exists and its almost 1GB. How ...
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MySQL RDS Instance eating up memory and swapping

I have an issue with memory on a RDS instance which is of db.m2.4xlarge class. Below are the specifications of the RDS instance Instance Class: db.m2.4xlarge ( 68.4 GB of RAM ) Engine: ...
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InnoDB deadlock with INSERT .. SELECT

I am trying to understand why a deadlock occurs when two workers in parallel are running INSERT .. SELECT queries on a table which has both 1) auto incremented primary key, 2) a unique index on ...
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Innodb DB Consuming IO even when no operations are being done

I am currently doing some stress testing where I am pushing inserts to the database as fast as I can. The simulation inserts 10000 records per second. After inserting around 200 million records I ...
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MySQL Delete Rows from Slave

I want to truncate the majority of data on a slave such that it only has the most recent records. I'll eventually demote the current master, making it a read-only archive, and promote the truncated ...
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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 DATE vs DATETIME read/write performace

Did anyone perform accurate read/write performance comparisons of MySQL's DATE vs DATETIME column types? Please do not bother writing "It should be faster" or "I think it's faster". I am looking for ...
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Cannot open table mysql/innodb_index_stats

After a fresh install of XAMPP and import from my linux live db that is working to the windows Dev-stage, I started encountering problems with INSERT. Everything else seems to work well. The errors I ...
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Copying datadir directory enough for backing up a database with InnoDB tables?

I have an innodb table with 80 million rows and it's extremely slow with mysqldump so I'm thinking of copying the datadir directory for a backup / transfer. I used to copy database with only MyISAM ...
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Difference between On Delete Cascade & On Update Cascade in mysql

I have two tables in MySQL database- parent, child. I'm trying to add foreign key references to my child table based on the parent table. Is there any significant difference between ON UPDATE CASCADE ...
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Revoke write privileges vs setting database to readonly

I am planning to do a database migration to a new server. During the transition stage, I do not want Apache user to be able to write anything to the database. I have two options. Revoke write ...
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How do I prove that the act of removing foreign keys doesn't corrupt existing data?

TL;DR: Prove that in practice, the execution of the alter table table_name drop foreign key constraint_name statement does not corrupt existing data. The important consideration is the execution of ...
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Why is there no data loss with mysql innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit set to 0?

Here is the MySQL info: mysql> show variables like 'innodb%flush%log%'; +--------------------------------+-------+ | Variable_name | Value | ...
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MySQL: What are the pros and cons of running with engine=Memory vs on a memory-mapped filesystem?

What is the difference (in terms of read and write perf, alter tables, backup and recoverability and consistency) of running a MySQL database on a memory-mapped filesystem vs with ENGINE=MEMORY
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select where index + other field

Learning indexing I have made an index, consisting of usergroupid and birthdate I understand that queries will then benefit from indexing when searching usergroupid and/or birthdate But what ...
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MySQL buffer pool usage + high load

We've got a quite powerful server: HP ProLiant DL360p Gen8, 2xIntel Xeon E5-2630 2.30GHz, 128GB of RAM. The whole data set should fit in memory: mysql> SELECT ...
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MariaDB ALTER TABLE produced a separate .ibd file, how can I re-integrate the data into the shared table space?

We have a multi-GB InnoDB MariaDB (recently switched from MySQL). For some reason, the value of innodb_file_per_table changed to ON (we wanted only one innodb data file explicitely). So when I ran an ...
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Wordpress blog where pages are almost-always served from cache: SSD or more RAM?

I am working on the design of a Wordpress blog which when finished will almost-always serve pages from disk cache and this is because all posts will be published in batch and then cached, with at ...
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Consistent backup of large DB --single-transaction

I need to mysqldump a large DB (330 GB) in order to set up a slave for replication. Does --single-transaction allow me to dump the entire DB without shutting mysql down and keeping it down for the ...
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Restoring data from dumped sql file gives: mysql: unknown option '--innodb_file_per_table

I was trying to separate DB indexes from ibdata1 I took the steps in what-is-the-best-way-to-reduce-the-size-of-ibdata-in-mysql I dumped data, dropped databases, and started mysql service. I got the ...
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hot/live sql backup

please excuse my ignorant question as I am still fairly new to database things so I have a mysql database and a part of it has file with average size of 10M I store them in their own directory and ...
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Is it possible to restore a database snapshot from a 64 bit system to a 32 bit one?

I would like to perform a restoration test on a snapshot backup of my MariaDB database using a test server running on a 32-bit OS. My production server is a 64-bit system. I would like to know if the ...
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MySQL consistent nonlocking reads vs. INSERT … SELECT

So, from my reading of the MySQL 5.5 documentation and some experiments I did with colleagues, I understand that the following is the case: With InnoDB tables, a simple SELECT statement (one that ...
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Finding the right MariaDB configuration

I’ve read several articles about how to configure MySQL/MariaDB, but now I’m kind of confused how to find the right values. Some articles suggest not choosing to high values, others recommend adapting ...
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Change column without interrupting service

We need to change the data type of a column in a large table (~1.7 GiB) from VARCHAR(1024) to VARCHAR(512) in order to be able to create a secondary index over two columns. We're using MySQL 5.6 with ...
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MySQL InnoDB table accepts Non-Existent Foreign Key

Using EasyPHP 14.1 VC11 and phpMyAdmin (4.1.4) to create a website project in my home computer. The MySQL version is 5.6.15 according to the EasyPHP administration page. Working on Windows 7 64-bit. ...
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Recovering from removal of ibdata1 [duplicate]

I just upgraded from Debian Squeeze to Wheezy and mysql stopped working. Blindly following some advice without any understanding of what I was doing, I removed ibdata1 in an attempt to solve the ...
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Is it safe to copy DB files directly from an LVM snapshot?

I saw two different approaches for backing up database with LVM snapshot. This article suggests spawning another MySQL instance to do an SQL dump. MYSQL Performance Blog suggests that it is safe to ...
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Change table from InnoDB to ARCHIVE in MySQL

I try change my table from InnoDB to ARCHIVE with SQL command: ALTER TABLE data_obook ENGINE = ARCHIVE; But it always show me only error: #1005 - Can't create table 'coincity.#sql-1350_8a' (errno: ...
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InnoDB import performance

I'm struggling with bulk importing a quite big InnoDB-Table consisting of roughly 10 Million rows (or 7GB) (which for me is the biggest table I've worked with so far). I did some research how to ...
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Options to include with mysqldump when taking backup of hybrid databases

I'm planning on taking backups of all MySQL databases on a remote production server. The combined database size is around 2 GB. Most of the tables are InnoDB ~1.8 GB and the rest are MyISAM. Now I've ...
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mysql server cannot launch in windows 7

I have been using MySQL as a windows service successfully on my windows 7 machine for perhaps a year. It has always worked fine. Here are the steps which I think caused it to no longer launch: ...
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mysqldump --single-transaction, yet update queries are waiting for the backup

If I use mysqldump --single-transaction, according to the docs it should do flush tables with read lock to get a consistent state and then start a transaction and no writers should be waiting. ...
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InnoDB: “Only one log file found” after binary import

My first one on DBA... After successful upgrading a master MySQL server 5.5 to 5.6.17 (CentOS 6 VPS serer), I done and moved my binary backups to a slave server (same version 5.6.17 but different ...
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How can I tell when InnoDB recovery is complete/check its progress?

I'm writing a process to bring up a new instance from our nightly database snapshots, and I want to watch its progress and perform some actions once the database is up. When mysql first comes up, it ...
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MariaDB and XtraDB/InnoDB plugins

In my vps, I thought of switching from MySQL to MariaDB (using Monty's repository for Debian Squeeze). Copying over my.cnf from MySQL to MariaDB, I saw that the new config file (the one from the ...
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Why does Amazon RDS memory utilization drop and disk space utilization rises?

I encountered a problem with my Amazon RDS(db.m2.2xlarge) where DB connections spiked up and my website started responding slowly. On looking up the metrics I was not sure why my freeable memory shot ...
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Restoring MySQL Tables from .ibd, .frm and mysqllogbin files

For some reason, when I try to open up my tables that are stored in .frm and .ibd files (whether on MySQL or phpmyadmin) it gives me a syntax error or it says it does not exist. I've read the other ...
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How can I optimize a mysqldump of a large database?

I have a symfony application with an InnoDB database that is ~2GB with 57 tables. The majority of the size of the database resides in a single table (~1.2GB). I am currently using mysqldump to ...
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How to monitor InnoDB Disk I/O using Server Status Variables?

This question is extension of my previous question "How to monitor InnoDB Disk I/O Required for MySQL? " As mention in my previous question i want to count total number of disk i/o per query, but ...