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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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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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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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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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 ...
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Why is MySQL not using the index with the higher cardinality?

I have an index called source with cardinality of 1122 and a second index called state with cardinality of 22. MySQL keeps using the state index when when query SELECT C1 FROM tbl WHERE source = 'x' ...
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MySQL - Best long read query solution within a replication based system

I'm working on a project where work in a queue requires a database read against heterogeneous table schemas (InnoDB/MyISAM). The queries constructed during the "read" process can result in 10-15 ...
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using Aria vs InnoDB vs MyISAM

I was wondering (if anyone knows) if Aria database is crash safe . I had some tables with MyISAM which were getting corrupted very often and switch them to InnoDB . However innodb is a bit slower and ...
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Is it common practice to mix InnoDB and MyISAM tables on same server?

I've got a single database of about 4.5GB running on a server with 8GB RAM. The vast majority of the tables are MyIsam (about 4.3GB), but I'm soon going to be converting some of them to InnoDB. (It's ...
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MySQL query optimization for legacy application

I'm working with a legacy application that started out with little data years ago (developed by a third party custom for this client), and now we're seeing MySQL load skyrocket on this query alone. ...
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Fetching User Recent Status

I am running mysql with MyISAM storage engine to store user status(user updates data). To load user recent updates data i am using this query: $limit = 20; $uid = 3; SELECT * FROM userstatus WHERE ...
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Quick MySQL Backup (1 file per table)

I asked a relevant question few months back and got answer with wide variety of options for backup. But this time I have different scenario and I have got a database with 7 tables and 1 of them has ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...