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 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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How to Prevent an Ever-Growing index file (MyISAM engine) From Causing Disk Fragmentation in Windows (NTFS partition)?

We have a keep-growing table which using MYISAM storage engine. Almost every half year, this table will crash, and need to be repaired. I checked the defragment result reported by windows ...
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MyISAM table row size is bigger than the sum of all the columns size?

I have a table: CREATE TABLE `playlist` ( `pid` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL, `mid` bigint(21) unsigned NOT NULL, `status` tinyint(1) NOT NULL, `add_time` int(11) unsigned NOT NULL, ...
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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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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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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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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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MyISAM key buffer

Good evening, I want to know how can I use informations about MyISAM to calculate : size of buffer, size of buffer used, Write ratio, Read ratio, and MyISAM key cache hit rate and thank you.
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Optimizing disk space for MyISAM tables: what is the benefit of ALTER and ANALYZE if you already do OPTIMIZE?

Per this post, in order to optimize the storage of a MyISAM table, you need to: OPTIMIZE TABLE ; ALTER TABLE ENGINE=MyISAM ; ANALYZE TABLE ; It's obvious what OPTIMIZE does for disk space but what ...
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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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MySQL: optimal configs / methods for ALTER of large MyISAM table to InnoDB (17gb+)

I have a large MySQL (5.1) MyISAM table (13gb table, 4GB indexes - 40mm+ records) I'm going to be converting this table to InnoDB in a production environment. The DB is on a cloud server with ...
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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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mysql freeze/crash on JOIN

here is query: SELECT nw.news_id, nw.title, nw.description, nw.url, nw.date, nw.image, nw.status, src.title as src_title, src.keyword as src_keyword, src.url as src_url, src.icon as ...
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How can I force myisamchk to modify the original data file in case of duplicate keys?

In the documentation for myisamchk, it says: --quick, -q Achieve a faster repair by modifying only the index file, not the data file. You can specify this option twice to force myisamchk to ...
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How to speed up this query

MySQL doesn't have nearest neighbor search so. So I try to come up with a "distance" that's reasonable so the number of returned query is around 20-200. That way innodb doesn't have to compute ...
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Why do we need myisam spatial extension anyway?

If just to determine whether a point is within a rectangle, What is wrong with this query? EXPLAIN SELECT DISTINCT TB.ID, TB.Latitude, TB.Longitude FROM TableBusiness AS TB WHERE ...
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Write lock during mysqldump even using --lock-tables=false

When I try to dump an online database using --lock-tables=false, others cannot update the table. Are there any methods to solve this? As I am using MyISAM, does --single-transaction for InnoDB help? ...
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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 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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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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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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Unable to select the records from specific partition in mysql?

I've created a table using the following query, CREATE TABLE employees ( id INT NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT PRIMARY KEY, fname VARCHAR(25) NOT NULL, lname VARCHAR(25) NOT NULL, store_id ...
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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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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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Latin1 to UTF8 on large MySQL database, minimal downtime

Let me lay out the basic scenario for the problem I'm up against. I'm running MySQL 5.1 and have a single database with 2 large MyISAM tables (9M and 20M rows respectively). Each of these tables has ...
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Convert the table PROCESSLIST from InnoDB to MYISAM

I use MySQL. My database's name is "db", and I have a table called "Test". I want recover the last update, so I used this query: SELECT update_time FROM information_schema.tables WHERE ...
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Help my database isn't performing fast enough! 100M Merge with 6M need < 1 hour!

I have a server right now receiving more raw data files in 1 hour then I can upsert (insert -> merge) in an hour. I have a table with 100M (rounded up) rows. Table is currently MyISAM. The table has ...
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View dropped, now shows as table “in use”, can't drop

I have a view on a MySQL/MyISAM setup, then the underlying table had a column dropped, and made that view invalid. I tried dropping the view so I could recreate it, then MySQL said it was a table ...
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myISAM data loss at DELETE / INSERT

I have a linked table id_group | id_user. Every time I add a one or more users to a group I DELETE all the links and INSERT the users again including the new one(s). This is how the framework of the ...
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How do I get spatial index feature if I mainly use innodb?

My current strategy is to create another table in myisam that contains those spacial information. Then if I want to find 20 closest business, I'll just use join. Is this a good idea?
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MySQL MyISAM index causes query to match no rows; indexes disabled, rows match

I created a table and index as described in this SE post, but when I query the table for a particular ID, no matches are found. When I disable the index, matches are found. Commands ran: CREATE ...
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MyISAM table is not working as expected in MySQL

mysql>show processlist; +-------+------+------------------------------+---------------------+---------+-------+-------+------------------+ | Id | User | Host | db ...
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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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Information about Disk Storage MySQL

I am trying to create an application for monitoring MySQL,in my application there's a part of monitor DISK STORAGE, so after more research I have not found how to calculate : used and free size of ...
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Two identical MySQL tables, one not using indexes

I have one MySQL Server (5.0.37) on a Linux Server that have many databases. Some of them (12) have each an identical table to log sensors data. Schema of one table CREATE TABLE `measuresHistory` ( ...
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MySQL Read Speed and Partitioning on Separate Drives

Introduction Simple project but for an heavy read load -90% reads- over a table(~20Milion Rows ever-growing where I have to boost performance and ensure response low time for read queries) that was ...
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MySQL: replicating to a different table engine type

According to the replication documentation from MySQL, it is possible to set up replication from InnoDB source tables to MyISAM destination tables. Unfortunately, the documentation has little to say ...
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Bypass MyISAM table lock

I have a big MyISAM table with a fulltext index for searching. Problem is that inserting data into that table results in a table lock and in the meantime no other sql query can perform any action ...