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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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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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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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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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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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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Repair MySQL table without downtime

We have a corrupt MyISAM table in our production MySQL database. Is there a method for repairing this table without locking it? We were considering using a method similar to Facebook's Online Schema ...
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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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Table compression in InnoDB?

I have read that table index compression happens just in MyISAM, but I came across an article in dev.mysql that said: InnoDB supports table and index compression! So now what is the pros of MyISAM? ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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MySQL table locks solution -> InnoDb / Partitions

I'm experiencing many table locks in a MyISAM MySQL table that is pretty big (Constx10xGB and 15M rows). It's mainly caused due many heavy inserts. My current thoughts to optimize: Changing to ...
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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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FLUSH TABLES stays in the processlist even after execution

Here is my code from Stored Procedures in Mysql FLUSH TABLES; TRUNCATE TABLE tbl_cdrload; TRUNCATE TABLE tbl_cdrdetails_temp; Then i execute a query to load a file in to database as below LOAD ...
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Need help in restore some rows into mySQL database frm myd myi

I am using one mySQL database for several sections of the website and one of the section is not working, when I go to the link of that section it gives the error "1146 Error @ Line 39: Table ...
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myisampack running really slow for large DBs

I was going through compressing a bunch of archival myisam tables using myisampack It was making decent progress until it got to the most recent tables. The overall database is a set of archives for ...
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Moving the binary location of MySQL for replication

Is it possible to move the contents of /var/lib/mysql when setting up replication instead of doing mysqldump > for export and mysql < for insert on the slave, because in our current setup it takes ...
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MySQL Config for Large MyISAM tables

I have to do some updates on myisam tables which have around 20 M records. Our server has 24GB of ram and 2 quad core xeon with 24 MB of cache. I want to know how I can change the my.ini file so I get ...
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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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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 - 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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MySQL Partitioning Performance

I have a MyISAM table with billions of rows that is still causing me problems because the indexes, even after I shortened them as much as possible, do not fit in my 64GB of RAM. I am unable to index ...
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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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MyISAM table keeps crashing. What are my options?

My MYSQL table is very large (250GB, around 200M rows). Recently I've been putting it through a lot -- parallel processes that do a large number of reads. It has started locking and crashing with ...
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importing myisam 5.0 database into a 5.5 innodb server

I have MySQL 5.0 and 5.5 servers (but not a 5.1 server). The 5.0 server is myisam only, the 5.5 default is innodb. I need to move a database from the 5.0 server to the 5.5 server. The database is ...
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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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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 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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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 MySQL storage engine should I choose?

I have a database for my catalog webpage. Some tables are about 3GB with millions of rows. What engine should I choose for my database, InnoDB or MyISAM? There will only be about 1,000 new records ...
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Set up a MySQL slave using mysqldump to get the initial data

I have a master database which already has some data in it. The tables in the master database include both MyISAM and InnoDB engines. Now I want use mysqldump to dump the initial data of my slave ...
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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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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 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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Remove InnoDB files (ibdata1 and iblog files) after migration to MyISAM

I changed the only two InnoDB tables on a replication slave to MyISAM, so the slave now only has MyISAM tables. Can I now remove the ibdata1 file completely?
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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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High Mysql Load , over 700% CPU

I had high mysql load on server linux 64 bit , 24 G.B ram , Intel(R) Core(TM) i7 CPU 950 @ 3.07GHz , Alot of quiers in sending data mode Here is mysql status ...
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Does MySQL's MyISAM use cache before insert?

I want to test two different Disks, one of them is HDD and another is SSD I use exactly same information and app for both servers. They are exactly same, just one of them is SSD and another is HARD. ...
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Issue with Storage Engine

Just got the below error in one of the slave. I just Googled it and changed the variable myisam_data_pointer_size from 4 to 6. Somehow, my ALTER TABLE was successful. Can you please let me know ...
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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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How to interpret explain sql?

SELECT DISTINCT TB.ID, TB.Latitude, TB.Longitude, 111151.293413 * SQRT( pow( - 6.185 - TB.Latitude, 2 ) + pow( 106.773 - TB.Longitude, 2 ) * 0.988392289802 ) AS Distance FROM `tablebusiness` AS TB ...
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How to optimize a table/db with 200 insert/sec

I'm facing a very hard problem. I have a mysql DB (MyISAM) with a main table (user) where I write a row for every new user (around 10 fields). Every INSERT triggers around 10 new INSERT in 10 ...
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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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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 ...