MariaDB is an open source RDBMS that is designed to be a "drop-in" replacement for MySQL.

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When is the right time to use MariaDB instead of MySQL, and Why?

What we earn and what we lost with this migration? What should I expect as drawbacks after the migration? Is it really unnecessary to change the applications in any situation?
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How do I properly perform a MySQL bake-off?

I want to performance test (aka bake-off) MySQL server rpm against some other forks such as Percona server, MariaDB, and possibly some others. I'm hoping that by asking this question I can better ...
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Why does importing a 12 GB .sql file take more than 36 hours?

I've been waiting now for 36 hours for a 12 GB .sql file to be imported with a simple type site.sql | mysql command. I can see the ibdata1 is growing still, currently nearly 40 GB. Considering the ...
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How can I improve my SQL statement with weekly results with week starting on Thursday or any other day of the week?

I am a total newb, and I couldn't find a good way to do this anywhere. I have a database table that contains statistics that are recorded at various time throughout the week. The reporting week ...
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Substantial difference between database size under MySQL and actual size on disk

When I check the size of my databases under MySQL I get this: MariaDB [(none)]> SELECT table_schema "Data Base Name", sum( data_length + index_length ) / 1024 / 1024 "Data Base Size in MB", ...
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TRUNCATE TABLE statement sometimes hangs

Why does the TRUNCATE TABLE statement hang sometimes? What are the reasons for this type of issue? I am migrating from MySQL to MariaDB. This problem doesn't happen with MySQL, only with MariaDB. ...
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Is MariaDB a suitable drop in replacement for MySQL on a standard LAMP stack?

I've been wondering lately what (if any) are the improvements available in MariaDB over 'conventional' MySQL? I understand that where platform interoperability and/or backwards compatibility may be ...
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After I kill my clients, MySQL continues to process queries for hours

Hi I have a MySQL db with 10 million rows with lots of triggers. A php client connects to mysql and INSERT's hundreds of rows per second. When the client has been running for hours, and I terminate ...
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Optimizing MySQL -

I've been researching how to optimize MySQL a bit, but I still have a few questions. MySQL Primer Results http://pastie.org/private/lzjukl8wacxfjbjhge6vw Based on this, the first problem seems to be ...
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How can I improve this query?

About a year back I introduced a query which returns a sort of "Customers Also Purchased" data-set. At the time it ran reasonably fast however, as of late it's become very slow, sometimes taking up to ...
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Error 1046 Mariadb: No database selected

GRANT ALL ON my-database.* TO my-user@10.0.0.1 IDENTIFIED BY 'password'; ERROR 1046 (3D000): No database selected Ok I have created a database with a "-" on the name (did the same thing on the ...
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Is the innodb_lazy_drop_table problem solved?

I'm researching database configuration for MySQL/MariaDB. I've been reading the configuration chapter in "High Performance MySQL". In there, it suggests that innodb_lazy_drop_table can be used to ...
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SHOW TABLE STATUS very slow on InnoDB

Recently we've been migrating from MyISAM to InnoDB and I understand that MyISAM uses meta information against each table to track information and such - however, the database is about 1.8gb with 1+ ...
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mariadb ignoring force index

I'm trying to tune a relatively simple query: select bt.col1,bt.col2 from bigtable bt join smalltable st on bt.smalltable_id = st.smalltable_id where st.name = 'some name occuring only once in st' ...
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What are the drawbacks of using Galera Cluster instead of Master/Slave Replication?

What are the drawbacks of using Galera Cluster instead of regular Master/Slave Replication? Galera's 0 slave lag time, Synchronous replication and no Single point of failure seem very appealing then ...
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Install MariaDB 10 on Ubuntu without prompt and no root password

Pretty much the same as this question but I don't want to have a root password (this is just a dev machine). Here's what I've got: export DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive sudo debconf-set-selections ...
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How do I determine how much data is being written per day through insert, update and delete operations?

The longevity of SSDs is largely determined by the amount of bytes written by insert, update and delete operations. What is the best way to accurately determine how much data is being written by ...
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MariaDB, Triggers and last_insert_id

I have a situation where I have three tables: sample, sample_name and run (extra columns removed to be only relevant information). CREATE TABLE `sample` ( `sample_id` int unsigned NOT NULL ...
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Is there any performance difference among MariaDB (xtradb plugin) and XtraDB Server for InnoDB?

Title says it all. However i have to enter at least 30 characters.
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Purge old records from mysql ibdata1 file

Is it possible to purge old records from an ibdata1 file without taking down the database attached to it? Records that have been deleted from the database are still present when I scan ibdata1 for ...
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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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To what extent is MariaDB Java client a perfect replacement for MySQL JDBC (Connector/J)?

Premise: I ship a Java application which will make a JDBC connection to a MySQL database. (At the time of this writing it could be 5.1 or 5.5, but hopefully the question and answer don't rely heavily ...
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MySQL Full Text search increase relevance for exact matches?

I have a MySQL database of ~10,000 organisation names that I want to be able to search. I would like to use a full text search because this would enable me to find "institute of doobry" by searching ...
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How can I improve my table design for different types of an entity?

Consider an accounting system as an example. I have an Entity called Client. Client can be of different types, with different fields applicable to different types. I consider creating separate tables ...
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Slow query responce on different mysql versions, percona, MariaDB

LEFT JOIN is supposed to be faster than a NOT IN query. This is what I've read online. But practically, this seems to be opposite. I have the following query here, INSERT IGNORE INTO callrequests ...
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Indexing a reference column

Say I have a reference table like languages with only 20 records. Is it worth indexing a field like language_code (e.g. en, es) that's frequently used in queries? I'm wondering if an efficient server ...
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Do you still use MyISAM or prefer Aria storage engine?

If Aria storage engine (previously called Maria) is the "new" MyISAM, which supports transaction and automatic crash recovery: Why still use MyISAM ? Should changing storage engine from MyISAM to ...
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MySQL/MariaDB stored procedure inserts even with syntax error

createdAt has not been defined, but the query still runs when I call this proc and inserts a "0" date. Why, shouldn't it fail? DELIMITER $$ USE `MobiFit_Dev` $$ DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS ...
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Memcached plugin on MariaDB?

I'd like to try new NoSQL feature in MySQL 5.6 but I am using MariaDB 10.0.2 on Debian 6 and don't fancy coming back to MySQL. I'm wondering whether the memcached plugin has been added to MariaDB? ...
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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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Why does auto increment jumps by more than the number of rows inserted?

I am very perturbed by this weird behaviour I am seeing in the auto_increment value recorded in the bidID of a Bids table after performing bulk insertion using a stored procedure: INSERT INTO Bids ...
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how to import mysql system “mysql” database [closed]

This question might be already answered but it's almost impossible to google it. When I perform full backup of mysql server using mysqldump --all-databases then reinstall it from scratch I want to ...
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Avoiding performance hit from GROUP BY during FULLTEXT search?

Is there any clever way to avoid the performance hit from using group by during fulltext search? SELECT p.topic_id, min(p.post_id) FROM forum_posts AS p WHERE MATCH (p.post_text) AGAINST ('baby ...
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MariaDB allowing select only user to create databases

I'm baffled. I have a select only user, but somehow, the user can create a new database, and create table inside the new database. It can't create tables inside other db. It's really odd. This is ...
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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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Any way to speed up my queries in MariaDB with tables less than a 4 GB in size?

I'm doing some text mining work and a bit frustrated that queries are taking 6 to 10 minutes to run. My workstation has a 3.5ghz Xeon, 32GB of RAM, and 2 SSD as RAID 0. Is it possible to do ...
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MariaDB: Created_tmp_disk_tables high after start

today i looked in the status of my MySQL server which is based on MariaDB and i noticed that Created_tmp_disk_tables is very high (over 168k). I think this is the reason for my high I/O usage. I try ...
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Count/Statistic for number of SHOW INDEX queries in MySQL/MariaDB 5.5

We have a lot of SHOW INDEX FROM queries coming from our ORM layer. Usually there is a mechanism to prevent this but it doesn't seem to work at the moment. To better analyze the problem it would be ...
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mysql/mariadb: ifnull changes collation

It seems that 'ifnull' changes the default collation that is set to be used. I have tried on both mysql and mariadb: Server version: 5.5.34-MariaDB-1~precise-log mariadb.org binary distribution ...
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Setting default CHARSET and DB Engine

I recently updated my server's database system from MySQL to MariaDB. After update, everything works well. But, when I went to phpMyAdmin, the default charset and types are changed: At the end of ...
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Update old database with SQL dump

I had to recover a database with a some months old full backup. I have however in my possession a most recent but unfortunately incomplete SQL dump for this same database done with mysqldump. Is ...
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Best practice for upgrading mysql on a master-master setup

Anyone have experience upgrading a master-master setup of Mysql 5.1 to a release version of Mysql while trying to keep at least one server online (in my case we are upgrading to MariaDB 5.5).
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MariaDB CUstom Functions

In MySQL, I wrote functions in C++, compiled them as .so, and added them to MySQL. I am trying to find a website that shows an example for doing the same in MariaDB. I cannot find any instructions, ...
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How do I safely import MySQL data in a directory to a running MariaDB server?

We're integrating another office into ours. That includes some of their data. I have a new installed MariaDB 5.5 server. The data dir = /home/data/MariaDB. I've done a new/fresh install into that ...
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Why InnoDB ALTER TABLE is so slow? [closed]

The machine has a 4-core hyper-threaded Intel i7 670 @ 2.8GHz, 16G RAM, 8G of which is InnoDB buffer pool. The database resides on Intel SSD disk. DBMS is MariaDB 5.5.30 x64 running under Windows ...
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Install MariaDB without password prompt in Ubuntu

I need to install MariaDB server in Ubuntu without password prompt. For this purpose, I execute the following commands, but it doesn't gave me any progress. It again shows password prompt. I used the ...
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Does MariaDB-Galera Cluster support LAST_INSERT_ID and mysql_info?

As far as I understand, Galera does not support table locking, but what information can be retrieved about the last query? LOCK/UNLOCK TABLES cannot be supported in master-master replication. Lock ...
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Oracle Flashback Archive aka Total Recall in MySQL

What would you suggest as a replacement system to achieve the same functionality of Oracle Flashback Archive aka Total Recall in other DBMS, in general or specifically in MySQL or MariaDB? ...
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MySQL - Autoincrement does not increment sequentally if last row was deleted

I have a table which contains an auto incremented primary key id. If I delete the last row (highest id, for exampe id = 6) and insert a new row, the new id starts at 7. Which paramater I have to ...
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Daily and Differential Backups [closed]

Is there a program with which I can create daily MySQL, PostgreSQL and MariaDB backups with these requirements: The first time, make a full backup. The second time, only the changes since the last ...