my.cnf is the configuration file for MySQL server, client programs, and utilities.

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How do you calculate mysql max_connections variable?

How do you calculate mysql max_connections ? What do you take into consideration ?
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MySQL 5.1 InnoDB Configuration / 24GB RAM - bi-xeon high load

i'm running a facebook app which currently has 300 - 600 concurrent users (and growing). To get the hardware ready for growing i changed my i7 / 12gb ram / 2x 80gb intel x25 ssd's (debian 5.0 / mysql ...
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How to configure global charset on MySQL

I tried to change the charset for our MySQL via my.cnf and it failed. I added the charset settings listed below: # The MySQL server [mysqld] port = 3306 socket = ...
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Insert-heavy InnoDB table won't use all my CPU

I have a packet log database, which is almost never queried. It just needs to be fast on inserts. I'm using InnoDB because I'd like to maintain ACID compliance, since even losing a single packet could ...
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Tools for cnf management, generation? [closed]

Does anyone know of any good tools for cnf configuration management? It's often the case I have a group of machines that has a very similar config except for a few differences such as server id or ...
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Installing and enabling both master and slave semisynchronous plugins on same server

I want to run a semisynchronous replication setup, and for simplicity I'd like to not have to INSTALL and UNINSTALL plugins when a slave is promoted to a master. So I'm wondering if I'll experience ...
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Reloading MySQL my.cnf changes

Do you have to restart MySQL to edit changes? Or can you edit them on the fly and restart MySQL or make the changes inside MySQL? This server runs 100s of website that are active and I don't really ...
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What happened to my-*.cnf in MySQL 5.6.8?

Up to MySQL 5.6.7, the official RPM was shipping with these files: /usr/share/mysql/my-innodb-heavy-4G.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-medium.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-huge.cnf /usr/share/mysql/my-large.cnf ...
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Read mysql config (my.cnf) using mysql console

I have a mysql server that is not under my control (I don't have ssh on that machine). I only have access to one database using mysql client. How can I have access to config options that are declared ...
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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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Is my.cnf for mysql 5.5 is suitable and well tuned for below hardware spec?

My Hardware Spec Technology: Ivy Bridge CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1245v2 Intel Smart Cache: 8MB Cores / Threads: 4 / 8 Frequency: 3.4GHz+ / 3.8GHz Turbo Boost RAM: 32 GB DDR3 Hard disk: 2x 2TB SATA3 Raid 1 ...
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Where does my.cnf get stored in Linux?

I am new to linux, and i just installed MySQL-server-5.1.59-1.glibc23.i386.rpm in my linux machine. I wanted to know where my.cnf file gets stored..? Will my.cnf gets created with the installation ...
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Confirm that my.cnf file has loaded OK

Does anyone know if there is a way to confirm if any my.cnf file is being read by MySQL? I only have the one my.cnf on the machine (and there are no my.ini files) which I have in /etc/my.cnf. When I ...
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Mysql fulltext search my.cnf optimization

I have open a question on http://serverfault.com/questions/353888/mysql-full-text-search-cause-high-usage-cpu Some user recommended asking here. We built a news site. Every day we will input tens of ...
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Creating and editing my.cnf by MySQL Workbench?

I just installed MySQL Server and MySQL Workbench on a clean Snow Leopard MacBook. I hooked up Workbench with the server and was able to start the MySQL Server from within the Workbench. I enter the ...
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optimal size of innodb buffer pool

I read a lot of optimal number of innodb_buffer_pool_size and people say it must be larger with 10% than the innodb tables size, what is 60M. Accordyngly this the optimal size of the buffer is about ...
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How to set datadir to different values based on the hostname in my.cnf?

How to set datadir to different values based on the hostname in my.cnf? I want to use the same my.cnf file on a Linux machine and a Mac OS X machine where the datadir should have different values.
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MySQL: bind-address 0.0.0.0 in my.cnf does not work?

I'm new to mysql. I want to connect to mysql server using whatever ip I want. I read that all I have to do is to add to my.cnf file the line bind-address = 0.0.0.0. That's what I did. I restarted ...
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MySQL: Can't find .ibd files after turning on innodb_file_per_table

Question: This a question about MySQL. Let me give the specifics of my setup: Mac OSX 10.6.8 MySQL 5.5.28 Workbench 5.2.44 for all administration InnoDB engine exclusively In order to manage ...
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MySQL “server has gone away” using SQLyog

I'm trying to copy a database from a server to my local machine, I've installed Wamp 2.2, mysql 5.5.16, but during copying db I m getting "mysql server has gone" 2006, I've tried to fix it by changing ...
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MySQL my.cnf vs my-huge.cnf

I've recently installed MySQL server and client 5.5.28 through rpm packages on an openSUSE machine, and I was not able to locate my.cnf file. I look into all directories mysql --verbose --help | grep ...
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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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16 Cores 12 GB RAM server MySql Configuration - my.cnf

The server takes 20+ seconds (wait time/slow IO response time) to response to a HTTP request even with memcached and APC installed. I believe this has something to do with MYSQL since the site as lots ...
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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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Need help tuning my.cnf file

I need help tuning mysql. Currently it is using a lot of CPU. I dont find any query that last longer than 3 seconds in SHOW PROCESSLIST and there are only around 20-25 running most of the time. Still ...
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How can I set a default session sql_mode for a given user?

I want to have a default session sql_mode that is different from the global sql_mode. I can set it manually, but I'd like to do it automatically. I thought I could add it to .my.cnf, but that ...
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“set-variable = innodb_thread_concurrency=4” or “innodb_thread_concurrency=4”

Based on this question, the asker wrote: set-variable = innodb_buffer_pool_size=2M set-variable = innodb_additional_mem_pool_size=500K set-variable = innodb_log_buffer_size=500K set-variable = ...
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Upgrading to new cPanel Server with mySQL on SSD — What should I change in my.cnf?

I'm upgrading to a faster server with whm/cpanel and the mysql databases will be on a SSD. I've read a bit about not wanting any query cache and stuff like that, but as a novice, I've learned that ...
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Drupal 7 Uses InnoDB, so do I need other configs?

If I'm optimizing a database that will be delivering multiple Drupal 7 websites, all using InnoDB, do I need to worry about [myisamchk] & [isamchk] sections, or can I just worry about the stuff ...
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The best MySQL configuration for my server

I'm little newbie in configuring mysql and I need some advices. Few days ago I made little home server on Ubuntu Server 12.04 with samba, mysql 5.5, apache 2.2, PHP 5.4.6 etc. I'm using it to ...
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How can I make MySQL client read password from mylogin.cnf?

I'm trying to make the mysql client connect to a mysql server without requiring the password to be given interactively. Steps taken: 1) First create a mylogin.cnf file $ mysql_config_editor set ...
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mariadb out of memory crash

I have recently migrated from mysql (5.5.36 MySQL Community Server (GPL)) to MariaDB (10.0.10-MariaDB-1~wheezy), along with switching my cloud hosting provider. Both machines have 2GB RAM and 1GB ...
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How to initiate MySQL on Mac OS X 10.6.8?

I followed this tutorial to install MySQL on Mac OS X 10.6.8. Now I get he following errors: $ mysqladmin version /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin: connect to server at 'localhost' failed error: ...
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Made changes to my.cnf and mysqld wont restart - no backup

I thought I'd be clever and update my.cnf file to add ft_min_word_len=2 and didn't back it up first. I will never make that mistake again. Luckily, our project is still in production and no harm done. ...
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What is wrong with table_cache hit rate?

In my.cnf I have: table_cache = 524288 open_files_limit = 65535 Both are at max allowed value for mysql config. Both are less than max open file limit: # cat ...
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Enabling LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE in mysql

LOAD DATA LOCAL INFILE is not enabled by default. Normally, it should be enabled by placing local-infile=1 in my.cnf. But it does not work for all installations. In my experience, it worked for Debian ...
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For 768M RAM server is 617M allocation in my.cnf good or bad?

I have a write-intensive web app, and I bought a VDS with 768M RAM Is this my.cnf good for my purposes? I specified bulk_insert_buffer_size to 126M and some other parameters as below: ...
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Strange issue regarding my.cnf

I'm getting a weird message from phpmyadmin saying: #2006 - MySQL server has gone away What I found online is that I should increase the size of max_allowed_packet witch should be in the my.conf ...
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Can I reduce MySQL memory usage, or do I need to add more RAM?

I have a VPS with 2.25GB of RAM. MySQL is using 1.4GB with only four users on my site right now. It seems to use this amount even when no users are online. The available memory of my server regularly ...
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How do I make binlog-format=ROW the start up default in the /etc/my.cnf file?

I can run the query SET GLOBAL binlog_format = 'ROW' and it works for that session. How do I make this setting stick after stopping and restarting MySQL? NOTE: I am on version 5.5.19 of MySQL ...
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Recommendations for my.cnf on MySQL Replicant

I have replication environment running in a master-slave configuration. The replicant is doing all writes and doing selects only very rarely - and none in which high performance is a requirement. ...
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MySQL wait_timeout setting ignored

I have a MySQL 5.5 instance running on a RedHat distro. I have edited my.cnf with the following setting: wait_timeout=30 However, client connections are sleeping and never getting killed. The ...
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MATCH AGAINST one character words returns empty rows with ft_min_word_len = 1

I've set ft_min_word_len = 1 to my.cnf file, also SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'ft_min_word%' displays ft_min_word_len as 1. Then I've reloaded all database tables and it still doesn't search for one character ...
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What does this mean - ~/.my.cnf

When I run $ mysqld --verbose --help | less I got information like Default options are read from the following files in the given order: /etc/mysql/my.cnf /etc/my.cnf ~/.my.cnf As per my ...
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For a InnoDB only DB, which of these elements can be removed?

So, I'm trying to set up a Drupal 7 my.conf file that's combining best practices from various performance blogs. I'm realizing though that some of them are older than others, and many aren't assuming ...
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MySQL 5.6 OS X 10.8: how tell if my.cnf read?

With mysqld running, I expect to see that /etc/my.cnf has been used by at least one of the commands ps aux | grep mysql | grep -v grep mysqladmin variables | grep defaults-file showing the value ...
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some InnoDB settings in My.cnf are messing up everything, why?

When I edit my.cnf in MySQL 5.0 in filemanager and add the following settings, I get logged out automatically from Kloxo and when I remove these line and restart server everything is ok then: ...
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What is the difference between setting the directive default-character-set under [client] as opposed to [mysqld]?

Reference: http://stackoverflow.com/a/8690422/784637 Correct me if I'm wrong, but the best answer suggests a way to force everything being inputted into the database to be encoded in utf-8 and ...
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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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mysql error log issue

I have mysql server running successfully. The error log location is as.. mysql> show variables like '%log_erro%'; +---------------+------------------------+ | Variable_name | Value ...