MyISAM is the non-transactional storage engine for MySQL. It provides high-speed storage and retrieval, as well as fulltext searching capabilities. In addition, it is the default storage engine type for versions of MySQL prior to 5.5.

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Doubts about Converting MyISAM to InnoDB (master/slave and more)

I want to convert my MySQL DB (46 Tables, 2.1 GB) from MyISAM to InnoDB. I have a couple of questions about this process. Since I have a Master/Slave structure, do I need to manage this and change ...
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Is it possible to block a specific query, or return a static result?

Before you yell at me for doing it wrong, I know I'm doing it wrong. I'm using WHMCS (source code is not available), and we have a quarter of a million invoices. One particular query, which runs on ...
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Unable to select the records from specific partition in mysql?

I've created a table using the following query, CREATE TABLE employees ( id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY, fname VARCHAR(25) NOT NULL, lname VARCHAR(25) NOT NULL, store_id ...
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Converting live MyISAM table to InnoDB

I have a table that tracks web traffic. The table is constantly written and read from. Since table is pretty big in size I have to make sure the application will not "freeze" in the process of ...
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What storage engine do I need - Mysql?

I have designed a database and came to the point of actually deciding which storage engine is better for my case. I estimate that during the first few years I would have around 100,000 - 500,000 ...
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Fulltext Search Doesn't Match a Hashtag

We maintain a table that looks like this to perform search queries on our forums database. I'll draw your attention to the FULLTEXT columns: CREATE TABLE `forums_posts_search` ( `post_id` ...
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Deleting a Large Crashed MyISAM Table

Our server has a large MyISAM MySQL table that is no longer needed and is currently crashed. If we repair it then it greatly slows down our server consuming sources and it's almost 50GB so the process ...
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Add UNIQUE index fails with duplicate entry error, but no duplicates found

Given table: CREATE TABLE mytable ( field_a CHAR(15) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', field_b MEDIUMINT UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT 0, field_c SMALLINT UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT 0, field_d SMALLINT ...
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Convert MyISAM to InnoDB

What are the considerations needed when converting myisam to innodb. I have a table around 80 GB with engine myisam. I would like to convert into innodb. What are the considerations needed to ...
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Got an error reading communication packets

Facing error in MySQL Log which is "Got an error reading communication packets" for multiple IP's. Current MySQL version is 5.0.67 running in Linux Things looked into so far are as follows ...
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Tuning MySQL MyISAM for large joined updates

I have a database with two tables that I would consider small. I need to update values on the larger of the two tables (1,100,000 rows, 75M MYD, 120M MYI) from the join of the two tables. The smaller ...
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MySQL instance stalling “doing SYNC index”

Problem An instance of MySQL 5.6.20 running (mostly just) a database with InnoDB tables is exhibiting occasional stalls for all update operations for the duration of 1-4 minutes with all INSERT, ...
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INSERT take too much time

I have in my MySQL DB a few tables Most of the time, I'm only doing INSERT in my db. I have up to 4 connections to the DB, each one inserting into a different table. There cannot be two connections ...
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Migrated servers… Innodb tables stayed innodb, but database is showns as MyISAM. Problem?

I moved servers. I exported DB on old, imported to new. Kept getting syntax error on import until I tried no compression. Weird, but it worked. I was skeptical so I compared the two carefully and ...
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Database Tuning Issues

I'm not a DBA so looking for some advice on tuning a MySQL (MyISAM) database. I've found that during peak hours we are getting pretty severe load spikes which are slowing down the web front-end. I've ...
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mysqlcheck --repair a specific table?

I logged in my server via SSH and committed a "repair table xxx" query on a MyISAM table with 34 million rows and 69GB of data. Unfortunately the SSH connection was lost. When I logged back in I found ...
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Tuning Issue / Temporary Tables

I've got a MySQL database (MyISAM) that handles a lot of read/writes and uses temporary tables quite frequently. Recently it's started having massive load spikes at peak load, and noticed that there ...
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Why would the size of MySQL MyISAM table indexes (aka MYI file) not match after mysqldump import?

I've been archiving some MySQL (version 5.0.96) MyISAM tables locally and deleting from my server after checking the data. Every time the process has been pretty similar and comes off mostly without a ...
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Configuration required for a big mysql database around 20GB

I need to host a single machine database (constraints), wherein the database size is roughly 20gb. Most of the tables are in MyISAM. Any way I can actually run it with decent speed ? Alternatives I ...
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MySQL: OPTIMIZE TABLE vs. myisamchk

I have a very large table (~50GB) and periodically rows are purged from it and I want to run OPTIMIZE TABLE to recover the space. But I do not have enough space to run it. If I do run it the server ...
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Disable Primary Key on MyISAM Table

I wanted to speed up a large insert bulk by disabling keys. So I ran the following command on a MyISAM table: alter table my_table disable keys; When I execute show index from answer_2011, I see a ...
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Invision Power Board 3.4.6 - mysql locks during query with pending updates

about 2 weeks ago, we started experiencing random lockups and slowdowns on our forums. We've been running this site for around 6 years minimum with no issues. the site and db are on dedicated vms. The ...
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Cannot delete MySQL trigger. Appears in information_schema, but no .TRN file

I have a MySQL database with a few tables and triggers. A process was trying to drop one of the triggers and it failed with the following error: Malformed file type header in file 'trigger_name.TRN' ...
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MySQL - high CPU usage (MyISAm tables) in LAMP

I have a LMAP stack running on Centos 6.6. Here is the detail which may help. # cat /etc/redhat-release CentOS release 6.6 (Final) MySql version # rpm -qa | grep -i mysql ...
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Database storage engine and performance [duplicate]

What will be the performance issue when I change my database storage type from MyISAM to InnoDB?
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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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How important is InnoDB versus MyISAM? [duplicate]

Does it really matter if the default storage engine is InnoDB? My default storage engine is MyISAM
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Are TEXT fields stored separately from the row in MySQL-ISAM?

We have a "notes" table and some of the queries are getting very slow even though we're not searching on the note contents. We're wondering if moving the note content into a separate table would speed ...
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Optimal engine for small lookup tables in MySQL

I have following question: I am designing web application with several dozens of small lookup tables: These tables usualy contain three columns (ID, Name, Description) and a couple of rows (mostly ...
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Confused over table_open_cache

I've been reading about the table_open_cache and I'm slightly confused about how big it should be, I've seen conflicting advice. My DB is running on MyISAM and has 199 tables. I ran into an issue ...
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Fixing MyISAM database without losing data

My old server was crashed but I was able to recover the databases from MySQL through testdrive. I'm trying to dump a database using mysqldump but it gives error for certain tables are crashed and ...
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Delete and Recreate Indexes in MySQL to reduce table size for copying the db to a new server?

I have to move a given database of 100gb from server a to server b and later this year to server c with a copy for testing to server d. So all servers are Unix (mostly Debian) with MySQL. The ...
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Why MySQL SELECT performance depends on table size? [closed]

I've got two identical tables with the following structure: CREATE TABLE words ( id bigint(20) NOT NULL, `text` int(11) NOT NULL, w1 int(11) NOT NULL, w2 int(11) NOT NULL, w3 int(11) NOT ...
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How to define partition according to Date?

I am currently using MySQL 5.6. In my database, I have a log table called paramlog_ems. It has 2M rows I want like to partition this log table according to Date. Here is the table structure: ...
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MySQL select by primary key against 100M of records within 30ms

I have no expirience with MySQL and database performance tuning in general. Wondering whether it is possible to perform a large number of selects against 100 millions of records by primary key within ...
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MySQL, can't find MYD files on OS X, MAMP

Try as I may I can't find the data files for my MAMP installation! FRM files are here: /Applications/MAMP/db/mysql/database_name/ but, there are no corresponding MYD or MYI files anywhere. The ...
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Query databases that have MYISAM tables that do not have only fulltext index tables

I am trying to query from the information_schema where the database (table_schema) has MYISAM tables but does not have only fulltext index tables. The statistics tables is very poorly designed for ...
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MySQL - SELECT on MyISAM Table on index - Does table size (rowcount) matter?

I was arguing with a coworker if SELECT * WHERE t BETWEEN ? AND ? on a MyIsam table where t is an index is significantly slower for huge tables. The hypothetically returned dataset is always the ...
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My.cnf tuning for a MySQL Slave [duplicate]

I have a MySQL Slave (MyISAM) where I only run SELECT statements. I would like to have a standard configuration in order to easily duplicate it on new slaves in the future. Currently the my.cnf is ...
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MySQL hangs in killed state

I have a strange situation where a mysql OPTIMIZE query will never end. After killinh it, it remains in the "killed" state. Scenario to reproduce: OS: CentOS 6.5 MySQL: 5.6 Engine: MyISAM (with at ...
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Query perfomance with multiple JOINs on MyISAM-based DB

I'm working with Enron Email Dataset in MySQL database. After I executed data import from the dump file into MyISAM-based DB, I got the set of tables without any connections between them via foreign ...
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MySQL - high CPU usage (MyISAM tables)

We have a server running LAMP stack on CentOS release 5.6 (Final) MySQL is having high CPU usage constantly which causes server to lag as shown top - 13:50:47 up 80 days, 13:53, 1 user, load ...
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Will 'sleeping' connections open files other than the socket in MySQL?

Recently, in our MySQL replication setup, the replication slave crashed due to 'too many open files' error. We brought it backup, but trying to figure out what caused the unexpected hike in the number ...
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Is searching an alternate index on a partitioned myISAM table concurrent or serial?

I have a myISAM table with 30 partitions. The primary key is a SHA1 hash value, which is also used in the partition selection function. I also have an alternate key - an autoincrement integer. Since ...
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Complex query performance in MySQL InnoDB versus MyISAM

I am running on MariaDB 10.0.15 on a 4GB RAM cloud server with Local SSD disk for database. My model: users <n---n> right_holders <n---n> tracks ---n> raw_detections I have this ...
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Space not reclaimed after dropping MyISAM table

I just dropped a rather large MyISAM table (~4 gb); it was 350k rows with about 11k of data per row. However, when I run df -h on my database server, I am still at 100% disk usage, so much so that I ...
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MySQL Table not repairing

Table info: Database name: user_motiva Table name: wp_options.frm wp_options.MYD wp_options.MYI wp_options.TMD when I do a mysqlcheck -r --all-databases it gets hung on that table even if you ...
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Heavy load causing MySQL Slave threads to remain “locked” or “Sending data” indefinitely

We have been rapidly adding MySQL servers as slaves to our master database server to help alleviate a massive increase in search (read-only) traffic to our web service. This past week, I was tasked ...
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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, ...