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: 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Query perfomance with multiple JOINs on MyISAM-based DB

I'm working with Enron Email Dataset in MySQL database. After I executed data import from dump-file into MyISAM-based DB, I got the set of tables without any connections between them via foreign keys. ...
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Mysql - MyISAM Default order

We are using Mysql V5.6. We have a MyISAM table. when we open the table, the records will be displayed in some order instead of primary key order. Even when selecting the records will not be retrieved ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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What does FTS_ file mean after converting from MyISAM to InnoDB?

I have convert some tables in database from MyISAM to InnoDB. After that, I see some modification on file system. The size of database is grown up, from 2.8GB to 4.8GB and there are many file with ...
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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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MySQL Table not repairing

Table info: Database name: user_motiva Table name: wp_options.frm wp_options.MYD wp_options.MYI wp_options.TMD when I do a mysqlcheck -r --all-databases it gets hung on that table even if you ...
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Unable to change engine to MyISAM in MySQL

I have installed MySQL 5.6.10 on Mac OS X 10.6.5. My issue is that MySQL is using InnoDB as its default engine. I have checked following engines are supported in MySQL: show engines\G ...
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Which text-index I should create for xooops engine to achieve better search results?

In one of projects we use xoops engine to manage content. In mysql slow query log most of queries are following : SELECT p.uid,f.forum_id, p.topic_id, p.poster_name, p.post_time, f.forum_name, ...
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MYSQL MyISAM data recovery implementation

I am creating integration into eshop script, shop is using MyISAM tables and I need to implement something like transactions in InnoDB, what I actually need is full recovery of data after modifying or ...
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MySQL how to release memory used up by SELECT

I executed an INSERT IGNORE combined with SELECT from large table. The SELECT took up 16GB of memory and went into SWAP before I terminated it with CTRL+C. INSERT IGNORE INTO sid(sid) SELECT sid ...
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How to restore mysql from only myi files?

our server hdds has crashed and we didnt have a current backup so we sent our hdds to a data recovery company, they have been working on hdd's for over a week and they have finally managed to save ...
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Some queries slower in MySQL 5.5 than 5.0?

We have an exceptionally inefficient process (1.3 million selects, 232k updates) that I'm now recoding to be 1 select and 50 updates. In the meantime, though, today's process ran. We recently updated ...
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Why number of matches in fulltext search get less when we put less strings?

SELECT * FROM tableauxiliary WHERE MATCH (FullTextSearch) AGAINST ('resta*' IN NATURAL LANGUAGE MODE) show 5 results SELECT * FROM tableauxiliary WHERE MATCH (FullTextSearch) AGAINST ('restaurant*' ...
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InnoDB possible error

We are moving now from MyISAM to InnoDB. We have faced previous problems in MyISAM where the index fail and the table is not available for access. So we are wondering what type of errors that InnoDB ...
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Slow queries while using views in MySQL

We have MyISAM tables on MySQL 5.5 and there is this select * from theView where serial_number = 'QWE12345' or select * from theView where user_id = 1234 kind of queries when searching. When I ...