MySQL 5.5 brought many performance enhancements and expanded the feature set of the popular open-source RDBMS.

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MySQL: Trying to update to 5.5

I've followed this instructions, but after mysqld --skip-grant-tables --user=mysql, I'm getting this: 110913 20:29:18 [Warning] Can't create test file /var/lib/mysql/my-laptop.lower-test 110913 ...
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Why a copy of my.ini of other MySQL installation not working on my PC

I have two MySQL installations on two different PCs not connected to each other. I made some changes in the my.ini file of PC 1 and tried using this file on PC 2, but MySQL service fails to start. Why ...
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Please review the My.INI settings of my PC. File Attached

Below is the my.ini file of one of my PC running MySQL 5.5 with 1 GB RAM. It is not using concurrent connections and we are using a stand-alone PC for a single application and single user. # MySQL ...
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Change path for binary logs and scheduling

I want to change the default name of binary log and path. I saw the documentation where it discusses about base_name. However, I just need to confirm how to use it correctly. I want binary logs to be ...
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Optimizing InnoDB default settings

I looked into my.ini and saw various default settings. My database is running on a single stand-alone PC. I want to optimize the performance of InnoDB and MySQL in general for performance. There is no ...
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How do Application Like Yelp Retrieve distance information from data base efficiently

For example, say I have a table: Business(BusinessID, Lattitude, Longitude) All are indexed of course. Also there are 1 million records Say I want to find businesses closest to 106,5, for example, ...