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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Quick MySQL Backup (1 file per table) - v2

Improving bash shell script written by RolandoMySQLDBA. Continuing the following thread: Quick MySQL Backup (1 file per table) I tried to adapt your script, but after the first rsync was done, I get ...
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Does a MyISAM table locks if I copy it while MySQL is running? (READ DISCLAIMER)

DISCLAIMER: I'm very aware this is not supposed to be done, but time consistency between tables aren't a concert here and Im trying whatever pops in my mind right now to have alternatives for ...
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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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mysqldump: Does --lock-tables=false work with MyISAM tables?

So, I have to check and come with a backup solution for a very busy mysql server (with tables over 5 GB). Due to resources constraints, they choose to set all tables with the MyISAM engine. Currently, ...
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Best way to add a new column to a large table? (MySQL - MyISAM)

Here's more info on the table that needs to be altered: 15GB size MyISAM table with Index around 5GB Over 100 million rows MySQL 5.1 on RHEL 5 with 4GB RAM Currently live online What's the best ...
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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 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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InnoDB to MyISAM Conversion Problem

I have a dedicated server based on CentOS 5 OS , mysql 5 and phpmyadmin I was trying to convert all database tables from InnoDB to MYISAM. I tried to do it by setting in /etc/my.cnf file the value ...
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How to recover a crashed MyISAM table which myisamchk couldn't recover?

We take db backup by stopping the database and then issuing a tar -zcf on the mysql data directory. When we restore the data directory on another machine and try to start the slave, the mysql error ...
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Why does MySQL fail to use an index effectively when LIMIT offset is large?

I do not understand when querying 5 rows from a table of 500,000 rows, the following query takes 0.00sec: SELECT id, username FROM Users FORCE INDEX (PRIMARY) ORDER BY id LIMIT 20,5; But querying ...
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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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MyISAM with Innodb in the same Wordpress database reduce performace?

My new Wordpress database all the Wordpress created tables use InnoDB engine and plugin created table use MyISAM. But older site database all the tables use MyISAM table engine. I use MySQL ...
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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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MySQL views and table locking (5.1 MyISAM)

I have a large (160 million rows, 50GB) table in MySQL 5.1 using MyISAM. If I were to construct a view defined by a fairly complicated query, would a SELECT on the view lock the underlying table?
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Backup live MySQL database

I have a single MySQL database Server version: 5.5.35-cll MySQL Community Server (GPL) ENGINE is MyISAM I use 'mysqldump' to backup and restore the database. Size of the dumpfile is 3GB+ Once a ...
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How to drop empty tables

Is it possible to drop all empty tables from my huge database (mysql)? I'm looking for a sql command to automatically remove all those empty tables. Currently, I have 305 tables in my dataset, and ...
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MySQL 5.1 to 5.6: massive performance hit

Okay, this is possibly three questions. I want to move my existing MySQL 5.1 database using MyISAM to 5.6 using InnoDB for what I think are a host of obvious -- and possibly even good -- reasons. ...
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Tuning key_reads in MySQL

We are trying to tune our MySQL database (Myisam, 5.1.73) which is getting busy. We investigated Key_reads: $ mysqladmin ext -ri10 | grep Key_reads During a normal load we have the following ...
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Upgrading mysql myisam 5.1 to mysql 5.6: force innodb on restore?

I inherited a DB using myisam on mysql 5.1 because of the need for fulltext search. I now read that fulltext search is available on mysql 5.6 innodb. Doing this would solve a lot of problems, as long ...
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Why does MySQL + Windows Server = crashed tables periodically?

Windows Server 2008 R2 x64 MySQL Server 5.6.14 x64 Is anyone else having an issue in where some tables are marked as crashed on a Microsoft Windows server? We have a couple of Windows servers (not by ...
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How to change a table's data directory

I tried to modify with ALTER TABLE, and as I found from the official documentation: ALTER TABLE ignores the DATA DIRECTORY and INDEX DIRECTORY table options. What other options do I have? ...
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.myd and .myi versus .frm and .ibd

I'm new to MySQL.I have trouble finding the .frm files and .ibd files in Windows 8 Explorer.They seem hidden and I have to find them using 'Find' and 'Open File Location', not sure how to make these ...
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How safe is it to widen a column in MySQL?

Apologies for the simple question but SQL isn't really my forte, and I want to be sure I don't shoot myself in the foot. A MySQL database I volunteered to help maintain has a table that looks like ...
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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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My database keeps crashing on startup how can i repair it without it running?

I've got some problems with my database. I hope somebody can help me out. Problem: The database keeps crashing on startup. In my log i see a couple off these errors: [ERROR] /usr/libexec/mysqld: ...
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What are the steps to change tables engines from MyISAM to InnoDB?

I have a Datebase with 10MB size . The Tables' engines were MyISAM (table-lock level). So I deiced to change them to InnoDB (row-lock level). I used the sql query for each table : ALTER TABLE t ...
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is it possible to set engine for database (not the tables)?

There are about 250 tables in my database and they all have InnoDB engine. I imported them into a server. They were imported and were displayed in the tree structure of phpmyadmin (under the ...
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Need to optimize simple SELECT query for InnoDB table with 2million rows

I'd like to make this query the fastest possible, since it's called really often. SELECT login_events.id FROM login_events WHERE ( DATE(created_at) >= DATE(CURRENT_DATE) AND person_id = 1 ) ...
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Few Insert queries rollbacked due to system crash

Well, this problem occured to me first time. Yesterday, one of our mysql system server crashed and when it restarted last few inserts were completely rollbacked. I am sure that they were proper ...
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MySQL using swap during conversion to InnoDB

I'm trying to convert some MyISAM tables in my database to InnoDB (MySQL 5.1). The server has quite a bit of memory (96G), and the tables that are giving me problems can be on the order of 50 millions ...
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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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Should we explicitly lock MyISAM tables or is it implicit…?

Does MyISAM tables automatically lock a table for each select or insert statement .... I mean if I query the database as select * from tablename then does the MySQL engine first lock it for read ...
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how to set bulk_insert_buffer_size in mysql?

I want to set bulk_insert_buffer_size variable for insert. I searched from other pages too, all they are saying about my.cnf. But there is no my.cnf in my system. I checked my.ini and there is no such ...
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How to get rid of the table lock in MySQL

I have a database for my website the website have a betting game(using insert and update queries) and the other pages of the website are using (select, insert and update queries). When a user make a ...
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Timeout on ALTER TABLE table ENGINE=InnoDB - is table still converted?

I'm converting tables in an old MYISAM database to InnoDB to increase robustness in case of power loss etc. I'm using Mysql 5.5.x Before doing the production system, I am doing a trial run on a copy ...
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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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Backing up MySQL w/MyISAM on Amazon RDS

So, for various good reasons, we're maintaining a mySQL database using a MyISAM engine on Amazon RDS. I've just taken over this application, and I'm concerned we're not getting good backups, since ...
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When and how would MyISAM concurrent insert = always be a problem?

I wish to set concurrent_insert to always on a MyISAM log table, so that inserts wouldn't have to wait for selects to perform when there are some holes in the table. We're talking about 10-20 inserts ...
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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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Improve Speed of MySQL Database Import

I'm importing around 44 GB (14 million rows) of information into an InnoDB MySQL database, and I'd like to do so in a reasonable timeframe. Since I'm doing this on a personal computer, I only have 8 ...
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Mysql Performance tuning for myisam tables.

Folks I have a 4-core MySQL server with 4 GB of RAM, holding 19 MyISAM tables (total: ~164GB of data) and 32 innodb tables ( 5mb ) and we use it to process CDR files( basically call detail records ...
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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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Issue moving database between servers (cannot find .frm file even though it's there)

I used MAMP on my local machine to make a little site with a mysql database. I moved all the site files over the to server. Great. The name of my database is roster and it has one table called users. ...
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MySQL command querying all MyISAM database

I would appreciate if anyone could help me of what's the proper command in MySQL to query all database for having "MyISAM" engine. I need to convert all DB & tables from MyISAM to InnoDB.
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Spatial Index on an InnoDB table

I have a database which is in InnoDB, because I wanted consistency (cascading delete). Now, I want to use spatial indexes for selecting rows ordered by geometric distance. However, spatial indexes ...
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MyISAM vs InnoDB for Forums [closed]

I want to design a forum script with MySql. Which database engine would have better performance? MyISAM or InnoDB ?
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What is causing Waiting for table level lock errors?

We got the database hanging twice already and trying to find a cause. show processlist Waiting for global read lock | INSERT INTO {myisam_table} ... In here the disk space was full so we thought ...
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How to go about modeling the main object of relationship?

I'm using MySQL and MyISAM tables. I have a bunch of objects that I want to group together 1 object belongs to 1 and only 1 group 1 group can have many objects 1 group has 1 required main object ...
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Merge multiple tables in a database

I have a MySQL database with table names like 1,2,3... upto 1000 Each tables have 2000 rows and has the same structure. This is how all my 2000 table's structure look like id,url,title,content id ...
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Is it safe to kill ANALYZE TABLE query on a MyISAM table?

I have a huge MyISAM table that is blocking my application. I frequently find ANALYZE TABLE queries running on that table. I guess that's because a join is being performed on the table or at least an ...