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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MySQL repair deleted data - Any chance of recovery?

Well, this has been a long Saturday morning. MySQL was throwing an error when dumping backups. That error was... mysqldump: Error 1030: Got error 5 from storage engine when dumping table mytable at ...
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MySQL thousands connections after convert MyISAM to InnoDB on fail-over structure

I've acquired a fail-over structure and I migrated my databases to new structure converting all tables of my database from MyISAM to InnoDB engine, but, after import all databases, I have a problem ...
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MySQL backing up MyISAM tables by copying the physical files - and automating the process

I have 2 databases with MyISAM tables running on a Windows 2008 Server. These databases are about 20GB in size with a few tables with millions of rows. My question regards backing them up on a weekly ...
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“Unexpected EOF” during SELECT on huge MyISAM table

When executing a SELECT query that uses filesort on a huge table (2 billion rows) the execution stops after ~30mins with the following error message: ERROR 9 (HY000) at line 1: Unexpected EOF found ...
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How to setup complex multi-column index for massive table

I've searched what I could search on Google, SO, etc and haven't found an answer that would seem to fit what I'm looking for. I'm hesitant to make a post about this as I'm sure the answer is out there ...
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MyISAM recover updated row

The row (with type MEDIUMTEXT) has been accidentally updated with empty value. I can see previous data in MYD file of a table, but I can't get them neither from mysqldump or any mysql client. If I ...
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Any gotchas at all with converting from MyISAM to InnoDB?

I'm ready to move from MyISAM to InnoDB but wanted to know if there was a full list of things to look for? For example, I haven't seen any list mention that running DISABLE KEYS on an InnoDB table ...
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How do i increase the total MyISAM indexes?

I have just made a check for my server with mysqltuner. -------- Storage Engine Statistics ------------------------------------------- [--] Status: +Archive -BDB +Federated +InnoDB -ISAM -NDBCluster ...
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What is the optimal solution for converting a database schema?

I actually want to get rid of the existing constraints in the database which I know sounds crazy but we are upgrading our application to a new framework which relies on the foreign key constraint ...
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Mysql - MyISAM Default order

We are using Mysql V5.6. We have a MyISAM table. when we open the table, the records will be displayed in some order instead of primary key order. Even when selecting the records will not be retrieved ...
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Missing rows in MyISAM tables with 10-20 billion records

I've got 2 tables with 10-20 billion records each. Currently these are in MyISAM (MySQL). They only require to be built and indexed once, after this only SELECT is used. They are currently ...
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Fastest engine for Mass Updates (only updates done on table)

I have a table of 2 columns and 60 million rows. I want to update the table by incrementing one field by 1 on various different rows (This is the only type of operation that will ever be done on the ...
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What could cause waiting for table metadata lock?

I am using a MySQL 5.6 DB with MyISAM tables under FreeBSD 8.3. The main part of code is in PHP, but the problem arises, when I launch the self-written on C++ chat-server. I use the mysql.h for DB ...
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Indexed query fails to return rows in large (15 billion rows) MyISAM (MySQL) table

I have a very large table (15 billion rows) with a structure like this: CREATE TABLE `textlines` ( `PGUID` binary(16) DEFAULT NULL, `StatID` int(11) DEFAULT NULL, `Time` datetime(3) DEFAULT ...
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Configuring MySQL (my.cnf) for MyISAM and InnoDB

I want to convert some (not all) the MyISAM tables to InnoDB. Here is my current my.cnf: pastebin.com/FW8YXtLQ What would be the best configuration? (need to add InnoDB settings, byecause there are ...
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Why does MySQL slow down in loading data?

We have a really large file (26GB) that we need to upload to MySQL. In order to do so we split it into nine 3GB files. What's confusing is that the first file took only 2 minutes to load, whereas the ...
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Tables with no rows not empty

I've got a couple of tables that get cleared out regularly by a cron job on a web server. However when these tables are completely empty it looks like there is still data in them. e.g. This database ...
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MySQL database datafiles in windows SystemData directory

When I create a database and some tables in MySQL Server, it makes some data files in Windows SystemData directory in C:\ProgramData\MySQL\MySQL Server 5.5\data\mydb\. Each table has three files with ...
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How to determine the optimal sort_buffer_size?

I read from a sample configuration file which says the following: # Sort buffer is used to perform sorts for some ORDER BY and GROUP BY # queries. If sorted data does not fit into the sort buffer, a ...
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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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Is there any performance difference in using a unique index on primary key?

I know there are lost of similar questions to this one, but none that really answers this: Is there ANY difference in performance in using an unique index in a primary key, using a MyISAM table on a ...
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I'm building up a large MyISAM table from a few dumps. The first 21GB took less than 10 hrs total. The next 5GB is forecasted to take two months

I had a couple machines building up identical MyISAM tables. I've dumped all of those tables to a few files, and am now trying to restore them all into a single table on my own machine. The first ...
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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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Debugging error report percona 5.6

I'm running percona 5.6 on a new centos 6.4 server. Things seem to work OK. I personally only really use InnoDB tables for my databases, but only the standard 'mysql' table is in MyISAM format. I ...
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Alter auto-increment of table with 16 million rows

Learned this the hard way. Need to alter a table's auto-increment with 16 million rows. Now, it's taking quite sometime. Any estimate how long it would take? Sorry.
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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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Why is my Mysql Query verry slow when selecting a text field

i have a problem with a left join. Tables are myisam. Tables CREATE TABLE `article` ( `id` bigint(20) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `force_startpage` tinyint(1) DEFAULT '0', `title` varchar(255) ...
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Converting to MyISAM, `foreign_key_checks = 0` Not Working

At the end of a long series of compromises working in a system I didn't design, own, or maintain, I need to convert a number of MySQL InnoDB tables to MyISAM tables. However, when I attempt to alter ...
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Question on MySQL insert race condition

I'm using MySQL 5.1, PHP 5.3 and the table is MyISAM. Here's the DTD of this very fake table: CREATE TABLE `temp1` ( `value` varchar(10) DEFAULT NULL ) ENGINE=MyISAM DEFAULT CHARSET=latin1 This ...
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MRG_MyISAM with myisampack tables blocking inserts

I'm using INSERT_METHOD=FIRST and compressing all tables that are members of the union but when I try to insert into the MRG_MyISAM table it tries to insert into the second one (instead of the first). ...
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Whats row size in mysql?

i mean what does it mean ?, i have mysql db and table in myisam and it shows Space usage Type Usage Data 1.3 GiB Index 429.1 MiB Total 1.7 GiB Row Statistics Statements Value ...
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Choosing MyISAM over InnoDB for these project requirements; and long term options

Sorry for the long post, but I had to give as much info as possible to make this very vague question more specific. My project's aim is to let users search a (huge) database of variety of products. ...
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How to transfer 70GB MySQL with no downtime?

I have a large amount (4000) of individual databases, 90% of which are small. They all include about 20 tables each, and in total, they use about 75GB of space. All tables are MyISAM. I want to ...
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What is data like *after* fixing a corrupt MyISAM or InnoDB table?

I collect user data and store in an a database. Some of the tables are MyISAM and some are InnoDB. Lately, both have been experiencing regular corruption for reasons not clear. I know that restoring ...
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How do I stop views (large data sets) from freezing my database

I am working with tables that contain upwards of 200,000 rows. My boss wants to use views that refer to other views in order to have things be more automated. The problem is that the MySQL server ...
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MyISAM InnoDB performance

MyISAM vs InnoDB I keep reading how InnoDB is faster than MyISAM. I wanted to find out myself. When I was using a forloop in PHP to fill my MySQL test database with 100,000 numbers using PDO driver. ...
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How to generate data for News Feed efficiently like facebook , googleplus , twitter e.t.c?

I have created table as post ( post_id int(15) auto_increment primary key , user_id int(11) , post_text varchar(2000) , post_type int(1), ...
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What is a good database design (schema) for an article search engine application?

I'm trying to make a article search engine application. There are about 1 million articles that will be stored in the DB. I've tried looking around for some similar examples, but I couldn't find any ...
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Unique insert performance: Primary Key vs Unique Index

I have a table of unique values (domains_unique), with collumn domain varchar(255), with more than 20 mil records. What's the fastest way to insert into the table, by keeping the domain unique ...
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Should I create a multi-column UNIQUE index?

I have created the following MySQL table, which stores which sections of our site a user visited (and the Count of visits): CREATE TABLE `Visits` ( `ID` int(10) unsigned NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, ...
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Queries are taking long time to execute

I have large DB around 25 GBs and the most busy table is around 9.5 GBs, database is increasing @ 10% per month, I am using mysql with MyISAM engine. Problem started 3 days back, there is long list ...
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mysql Wrong bytesec: 0-0-0 at linkstart: 0

I have several MySQL (MyISAM) tables that have been corrupted. Running CHECK TABLE mytable returns: > +-----------------+-------+----------+----------------------------------- | > ...
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mysql table very large size although it doesn't have a lot of records

I have drupal website, one of the tables is cache_form. I have a cron to DELETE FROM cache_form where expire < UNIX_TIMESTAMP(NOW()); which works fine. The size of cache_form.myd is 4.9G ...
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MySQL: after query optimization the CPU is still over 100%

my first time here! First of all I want to say that I'm not a DBA and I have a very little experience with MySQL but I like to study and understand what I'm doing. I have a virtual machine (2gb RAM, ...
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Concurrency Issues when multiple users uses Portal (MySQL and PHP)

We have set up a portal using Yii Framework in Apache, PHP and MySQL. In the portal, there is a feature to export the data in dbf format, the extract takes around 7 minutes, but in those 7 minutes no ...
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Mysql sequential numbering based on MAX of another column

I've a table lp_pictures which have these fields: [id | plate_uid] [1 | aaa] [1 | aaa] [1 | aaa] [1 | bbb] [1 | bbb] [1 | bbb] and i need to UPDATE the field id to becomes: [id | plate_uid] ...
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Does MySQL guarantee atomic upgrade from read lock to write lock?

If a client session is currently holding a read lock (to allow concurrent reads while already preventing writes), and then acquires a write lock on the same table(s), does MySQL guarantee that the ...
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MySQL Error 1114 “table is full” Using MyISAM Engine

When executing the following query, we run into the error The table '/var/lib/mysql/temp/#sql_2d22_1' is full (actual table name varies). I've done a fair amount of research on this; most of the ...
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Why would MySQL do serial synchronous I/O?

When looking at a particularly annoying query over MyISAM tables which takes a long time to execute on a number of occasions, I have noted that MySQL seems to expose a rather strange I/O pattern: when ...
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Migrating MyISAM tables from 5.5 => 5.6

I was wondering if anyone had any pointers on migrating MyIASM tables from mysql 5.5 to 5.6, specifically using Percona builds, via an rsync? Is this safe? I know we need to do a full ...