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

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innodb_flush_method=O_DIRECT vs O_DSYNC performance impact on ext3 with LVM disk partition

In one of my production environment, we have two instances running on a RedHat cluster, with one production instance associated with the cluster. We have 125G main memory with 24G InnoDB buffer pool ...
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Maximum table size for MySQL database server running on Windows (NTFS) Table type InnoDB

I need to design database to store information contained in millions of log files generated by devices on trial on network. I have designed 5 different tables to store log file information. But, as ...
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MySQL varchar(255) limitation & Anomaly

I have defined a column in my MySQL database as : ALTER TABLE `my_table` CHANGE `desc` `desc` VARCHAR( 255 ) CHARACTER SET latin1 COLLATE latin1_swedish_ci NOT NULL However, when I enter text ...
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What is the meaning of tinyint(N)?

When we use an argument length with numerical data types, as far as I know this specifies the display width. I tried the following: mysql> create table boolean_test (var1 boolean, var2 tinyint); ...
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Issue after moving the ib_logfile1 and ib_logfile0 files

I wanted to increase the innodb_log_file_size for better performance. And I increased it from the default value to 256 MB. As usual I got the error saying InnoDB: Error: log file ./ib_logfile0 is of ...
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Large files in wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.5.24\data directory

I have discovered these files located in the wamp\bin\mysql\mysql5.5.24\data folder on my Windows 2008 server. They are consuming about 22 GB on a 40 GB drive. I am using a LMS called moodle, that ...
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What are the limits on the amount of slaves per master?

I currently have a Master with 2 slaves, all running MySql 5.5. What are the limitations on the amount of slaves I can connect to a single master? what parameters should be taken into affect?
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What can cause TRUNCATE TABLE to take a really long time?

I'm running MySQL5.5 with Master/Slave replication (1 master, 2 slaves). I have a process that runs once a week and truncate a specific table. The table is not large and only has a few thousands ...
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Percona mysqld got signal 11

I've googled and searched stackexchange, but can't find anything relevant to this particular issue (there are other error 11 issues, just not for this as far as I can tell). We have a server that is ...
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mysqladmin - u root -p ping is not executing

I am getting the below error in mysql while trying to ping. i am using mysql version 5.5.37-0ubuntu0.12.04.1. when ever i use mysqladmin i am getting the below error. Please suggest how to clear this ...
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MySQL runs out of memory when importing innodb database

I have a small VPS with 512MB RAM and no swap (can't have any). I am importing a 1.5GB innodb database with mysql -u -p < database.sql Before the operation can finish it says : Lost connection ...
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increasing mysql table open cache?

I often read that it is best to increase this variable slowly. Can someone explain why? My status indicates that I should increase it... What is best practice / "slowly"? Thanks!
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Is my.cnf for mysql 5.5 is suitable and well tuned for below hardware spec?

My Hardware Spec Technology: Ivy Bridge CPU: Intel Xeon E3 1245v2 Intel Smart Cache: 8MB Cores / Threads: 4 / 8 Frequency: 3.4GHz+ / 3.8GHz Turbo Boost RAM: 32 GB DDR3 Hard disk: 2x 2TB SATA3 Raid 1 ...
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Why max_allowed_packet is larger in mysqldump than mysqld in my.cnf?

If you look at the sample config such as /usr/share/mysql/my-large.cnf, you will find.. [mysqld] max_allowed_packet = 1M [mysqldump] max_allowed_packet = 16M What is the point? Because when you ...
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Unknown option '--no-beep'

I installed a new version of MySQL server (previously 5.0, now 5.5) and I copied the data folder in to the new one. Now I should perform mysql_upgrade. I opened the command prompt (server is located ...
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How to grant access for multiple tables to a user in MySQL DB?

I have mysql db named "greats" with four tables as below +---------------------+ | Tables_in_greatstat | +---------------------+ | log | | sitedet1 | | siteindex ...
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Query only for the first n results of like

What I'm trying to accomplish is a huge speedup (read: incremental results) when searching a database with a like operator which is kind of a last resort, if everything else already failed, to come up ...
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Problem in Fetching Result set in Desired Format

I have 2 tables having the following columns Person ------ person_id, first_name, middle_name, last_name Items ----- person_item_id, person_id, item_type, status, ordered_date The query is ...
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How to Update same table on deletion in MYSQL?

In my Database I have a table: Employee with recursive association, an employee can be boss of other employee. Following is query I used to create table: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `Employee` ...
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Setting up MySQL Cluster on Two Systems

I am attempting to setup a MySQL Cluster. I have the folllowing setup one management node two data nodes another machine on which two more nodes reside Below is the config.ini file: [ndbd ...
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Finding differences between a master and slave when pt-table-sync fails

I have a table that's showing some differences on a master and slave according to pt-table-checksum (PTC). I've found some verifying differences beyond that. Certain tables in the mix have composite ...
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MySQL Error Reading Communication Packets

In MySQL error logs, I see these quite few a warnings like these: 120611 16:12:30 [Warning] Aborted connection 2619503 to db: 'db_name' user: 'user_name' host: 'webapp_hostname' (Got an error reading ...
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Why set up static data in views vs. using tables in mysql?

I get an LDAP feed nightly. I get it as a text file and dump/create my LDAPALL table. There are roughly 75K employees times about 50 fields. I have the following too: LDAPIMPORTANT - view that ...
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innodb_buffer_pool_size not changed

I use MySQL 5.5.23-1~dotdeb.0 (Debian) and here is the relevant part of my.cnf default-storage-engine = innodb innodb_buffer_pool_size = 3G innodb_log_file_size = 256M innodb_thread_concurrency = 8 ...
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What to use, CASCADE DELETE rule or ON DELETE trigger for one to many constraint?

I would like to ask about how to handle this relationship. For better view I've tried to simplify and convert my situation into how I think StackOverflow question voting has (sorry if not :-) I ...
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View with parameter IN

I'm creating a view in which I have a where with an in clause and I want it to be a parameter. Unfortunately views can't be created with parameters, so I tried replacing it with functions, but ...
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MySQL equivalent of WITH in oracle

I need the mysql equivalent of the WITH clause in Oracle. Please help. Thank You
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skip columns while using LOAD command mysql

I have a csv file having 5 columns and i want to load only one out of that, is there a way i can do it. I want to use LOAD statement of MySQL 5.5 Any pointers are welcomed, help would be much ...
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How to split a string to and get info from another table in mysql

I have a system to assign score for each sentence stored in a column: TABLE 1: word_scores word score this 3 is 4 a 5 test 1 another 0 sentence 8 TABLE 2: ...
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How to Add Federated engine after installing Mysql

I have Mysql 5.5.18 and upon show engines: show engines; +--------------------+---------+------------------------------------------------------------+--------------+------+------------+ | Engine ...
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Why wouldnt Mysql use index on the Primary query in a nested query

I have two tables: search_criteria and pricing. There is an index on search_id column in search_criteria table and on pricing_id column in pricing table. But running this nested query does not use ...
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Mysql INSERT INTO .. ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE

I'm trying to do the following query in mysql 5.5 INSERT INTO countingTable( image_count, article_id ) SELECT COUNT( article_id ) AS sum, article_id FROM imageTable ON DUPLICATE KEY UPDATE ...
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MySQL 5.5 High CPU Usage

I have been working with a client with high traffic website(500k visitors and 600-800 active users at any given time). This uses wordpress and the DB is using MyISAM engine. The problem we had was ...
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MySQL using too much CPU

I'm studying to be a DBA right now because I have a massive live database that is very sensitive that I manage. Here's the current system stats of my dedicated database server: CentOS 5.9 24gb Ram 8 ...
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InnoDB insertion faster

I'm a graduate school student researching OLAP with Mondrian OLAP. So I want to insert data into InnoDB (MySQL 5.5) faster at the initial loading. In this environment, the only user is me, so I think ...
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MySQL optimization - year column grouping - using temporary table, filesort

I have a transactions table which is having 600,000 records, I need to list the count for the dashboard on financial year basis. The table used is MyISAM. I tried adding index for the transaction date ...
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where varcharcol = 0 returns all rows

Suppose I have a table like this: create table mytable(cola int primary key, colb varchar(10)); Let's put some data in it: insert into mytable values(1, 'abc'); insert into mytable values(2, ...
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MySQL replication to slave having VPN connection to Master

I am setting up an environment in which the Master and Slave are on different networks at different physical locations (both run on MySQL 5.5.20). I have set up a VPN connection from slave's network ...
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Which is more efficient, trigger or PHP code?

My requirement is to move EMR data for a patient to a set of history tables when the patient has been discharged. I proposed to use an after trigger on the table housing the discharge flag, checking ...
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MySQL 5.5 InnoDB = OFF?

We run a server with MySQL 5.5. 95% of the tables are set to the InnoDB engine. However whenever I look at the my.ini file (using the MySQL Workbench) under mysqld section innodb is unchecked and OFF ...
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Fetch all words from column with like

I have a column with description and inside it can contain # value . what I want is all the words searched from that column with #tag This is my query SELECT description FROM photo where ...
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How to store static list of hashes in MySQL effectively?

Problem: I have a list of pairs (md5_hash, id). I want to store the data in MySQL and I want to make queries like this SELECT id FROM table WHERE md5_hash = <some_hash> The number of pairs ...
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Recover the disk space after deleting rows from table

I deleted millions of rows from one of the table with innodb engine. I know that I need to run optimize table to recover the space. But running that will cause lock on the table, which will affect the ...
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Stress Test to Saturate Memory for MySQL InnoDB

I'm investigating windows 32bit memory problems (the 2G limit) and am after a test which will max out MySQL's memory including InnoDB Buffer Pool, per connection memory and/or any other uses of ...
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MySQL information_schema doesn't update

I have a database, say abc, in mysql server. It has only one table named test. test uses innodb engine and I've set innodb_file_per_table to true. After I run the query delete from abc.test, I want ...
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MySQL 5.5 - Innodb - innodb_log_file_size higher than 4GB combined?

When reading online about innodb_log_file_size, it says The combined size of the log files must be less than 4GB So what happens if it needs to be larger? In books and online, it says to set ...
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Backup and off-site restore setup

I've been reading a lot of threads about different backup options for MySQL and was hoping for some more insight so I can settle on one. Our current situation is ~100 GB of InnoDB and MySAM data in ...
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Get profiles values where message.sender_user_id = profile.user_id

I have this tables: default_messages CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `default_messages` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `subject` varchar(150) COLLATE utf8_unicode_ci NOT NULL, `message` text ...
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Can we assign mysql Key_buffer_size value for particular table?

In some documents I found that we can assign key_buffer_size to myisam table. This also includes the following steps: SET GLOBAL myisam_table.key_buffer_size = 4194304; CACHE INDEX test.myisam_table ...
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Is this substring_index behaviour documented or a bug?

mysql> show variables like 'version'; +---------------+-------------------------+ | Variable_name | Value | +---------------+-------------------------+ | version | ...