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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Getting Random Sample from large database MYSQL (No Auto Inc Field)

You were so helpful with my last question, I thought id throw another one at you thats stumping me. Basically I got a table, requirements from company was it was all supposed to be 1 table so I got ...
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Are there implicit indexes in InnoDB like MyISAM?

If you have (id, a, b, c, d) table with primary key (id) and another key (a, b, c), in MyISAM that means that you also have the following implicit keys: (a) (a, b) (a, b, c, id) Is this valid for ...
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Can I use mysql to serve 100's of millions of small image files?

I need to serve 300,000,000 small image files totaling 1.5TB. Trying to unpack these files to individual files on the file system is next to impossible (1 MByte/sec throughput rates to create the ...
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How does mysql deal with queries that touches myisam and innodb tables?

In our mysql database, we use both myisam and innodb tables, though there are more myisam tables. QUESTIONS If a query involves both myisam and innodb tables, will the query use table lock or row ...
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Which MySQL table to use for read-only, bulk-loaded tables?

So I have a workload on 2 key tables in my application with the following characteristics: READ-ONLY DATA The data is bulk-loaded in a fully consistent manner from a single process on a schedule, ...
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Optimizing MySQL for Read-Only?

We have 14 GB worth of CSV's which total 138 million rows. I imported this into a MySQL table first with InnoDB, and then tried again with MyISAM. In both cases, a simple SELECT on primary key (...
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mysql, changing tables from myisam to ndb

Gents, Converting a table from myisam to ndb via: ALTER TABLE piwik_log_profiling ENGINE NDBCLUSTER; This will fail with: BLOB column 'query' can't be used in key specification with the used ...
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Slow MySQL query

I have 3 tables: Name Engine Rows Data Size Index Size Total Size product MyISAM 11.06M 859.59M 861.20M 1.68G product_manufacturer MyISAM 3.09K 236....
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Dynamic MySQL partitioning based on UnixTime

My DB design includes multiple MYISAM tables with measurements collected online, Each row record contains auto-incremented id, some data and an integer representing unixtime. I am designing an aging ...
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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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Will OPTIMIZE TABLE have any impact on my data?

I'm having issues with a database that is getting quite slow. The analyzer in phpMyAdmin recommends that I run OPTIMIZE TABLE on my tables. But before doing so, I would (of course) like to know if ...
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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 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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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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Why did the MySQL Storage Engine Change on Restore in one scenario?

In my production database life, there was one tragic incident when the MySQL engine type was accidentally changed from InnoDB to MyISAM on restoring a recent backup. The result was that all ...
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Converting Heap to MyISAM issue

At work we have a problem that has now occurred more then once. Problem is that query is in state of converting HEAP to MyISAM and it paralyzes our server( query in this state is not able to kill ...
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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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Configuring MySQL (my.cnf) for MyISAM and InnoDB

I want to convert some (not all) the MyISAM tables to InnoDB. Current my.cnf Show engines output Server has two 6-core Xeon processors (2 threads per core = 24 threads) What would be the best ...
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MySQL: reducing ibdata file size for MyISAM tables

My Question is actually very similar to this one and also includes a good answer for a case with InnoDB Engine tables: Is there any best way to reduce the size of ibdata in mysql.?, I have noticed ...
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Repairing Myisam Table when there was no additional Disk space & Table corrupted

I had a table which MyIsam as storage Engine contains million rows. There is a purging task and need to remove 35 days old data. i measured up the rows in following manner : mysql> select ...
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Will hacking away ibdata1 destroy databases with only MyISAM tables?

I made a mistake. I have a huge database of MyISAM tables that I was playing with converting [a copy of] to InnoDB. I didn't set innodb_file_per_table=1 before doing so. I know that safely shrinking ...
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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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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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why/how does the number of matched columns influences the way of excecuting a query

Imagine the following situation: Table A uses MyISAM and contains 4 fields (text) with a combined FULLTEXT-index. FULLTEXT fulltext1 | fulltext2 | fulltext3 | fulltext4 Table B uses InnoDB and ...
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Can MySQL 5.1 read a MySQL 5.5 MyISAM file?

We're in the middle of an upgrade from mysql 5.1 to mysql 5.5. Our only remaining holdout is the master, at 5.1, while all the slaves are at 5.5. However, we have a stats process that runs on an ...
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Which first: upgrade mysql version or convert storage engine?

I inherited a production mysql server at 5.0. It uses MyISAM exclusively. It is not a high volume database but it does have some large datasets. I am planning on: upgrading to 5.5 converting ...
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Any problem will all InnoDB and one MyISAM table?

I have a MySQL 5.5 DB with all InnoDB tables. For some reason, one of the developers decided to create a MyISAM table. It is a log table for user sessions. I don't see why we should mix in a MyISAM ...
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MySQL query takes over a minute to complete

I am trying to pull calls associated with website visits from our huge database... I have got SQL that works, pulls correct results it just takes over minute to complete... Here is the SQL SELECT ...
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If all tables are myisam, should I use myisam engine instead of default innodb?

I have read all of the innodb/myisam threads and they are confusing. Everyone says innodb but I am assuming that they are saying innodb engine with innodb tables.? The software I am using creates ...
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Will MyISAM prevent multiple users inserting data at the same time?

I am using a MyISAM database to store user data because I am using full text searching. I have looked in to options like Sphinx but cannot install this on my shared hosting plan which uses MySQL 5.5....
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How to batch multiple insert statements for database dump with MySQL?

I have a MySQL database with some large tables. In particular, the largest table (by far) currently has ~11,000,000 rows. According to the a query I ran, the table clocks in at around 1.7GB, but it's ...
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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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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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 ...
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Repair with 1 thread

Why would MySQL be using Repair with 1 thread to rebuild the indexes on a table (1 primary key, 2 billion rows) when I have myisam_repair_threads set to 4?
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Is the key_buffer_size applicable to myisam tmp tables?

I have a database about 750GB in size. It's all innodb. Larger analytical queries often need to group by several columns or use distinct so it's common that MySQL will have to create tmp tables. The ...
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High IO when switched to InnoDB

We have query that worked well in MyISAM. When we switched to InnoDB, the writes I/O raised up to 50 times. The query is type of INSERT ... ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE I don't know if the problem is ...
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Very small MySQL table keeps crashing

I have a MyISAM MySQL table that keeps crashing. The table has only 16 rows and is very rarely written to (maybe once a month). I have a medium-sized site that typically has about 500 pageviews per ...
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How can I check if the keys are enabled on a MyISAM table?

I have a script, which populates 4 tables. It goes like this: Disable the keys on all the tables Populate the tables Enabled the keys back. The problem is that windows decided to reboot the ...
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MySQL MyISAM Locking question

It was my understanding that MyISAM uses table locking during inserts and updates. To me that meant that read and write by other queries on that table is disallowed until the first insertion or update ...
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MySQL Database Archive

We have 300 databases in our environment mixed of MyISAM and Innodb(innodb_file_per_table has been enabled) tables.Using MySQL 5.5.19 version. I we are planning archive inactive database.Is there any ...
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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 same,...
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Only InnoDB databases locking up

I'm trying to troubleshoot my MYSQL in a LAMP and have an interesting situation. At first I thought MYSQL itself was locking up, but it turns out to be ONLY innodb databases that are locking up. ...
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Need help in increasing maximum table size

Two of the tables vb_post, vb_profilevisitor getting corrupted again and again. The hosting company suggested the following: Looks like the problem is that the .MYD table was converted to a .TMD ...