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

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What happens when an SSH session is terminated while a query is running?

I have a huge database on a dedicated server, whenever trying to modify the db I use PUTTY to establish an SSH connection and then do the work. Yesterday I started an INDEX query on an innodb table ...
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Alternative to TEMPORARY tables capable of re-opening in a query?

I use TEMPORARY table for calculation of temporary data, but TEMPORARY tables in mysql has a big limitation, which made it useless for me. A table cannot be re-opened in a query. This mean I cannot ...
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Query for multi-table search with concatenated fields

Thank you in advance for bearing with me, as I am new to database design and implementation. The Setup: I have a MySQL 5.5 InnoDB database with several tables, 4 of which are relevant to the problem; ...
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How to UPDATE MAX and MIN of a GROUP BY?

I have a SELECT query of a table with GROUP BY id col1 category 1 some 1 2 x 1 3 another 1 4 x 2 // should be removed 5 some 2 6 x ...
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Use string functions and arithmetic calculations in SQL query or by programming language?

I need heavy arithmetic and string functions for processing the data captured from mysql database. Which is preferred: mysql functions or programming language (e.g., PHP)? $result = ...
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What happens when we take a timediff between timestamp and datetime

Say I have following table in mysql (5.5+): CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `test` ( `id` int(11) NOT NULL, `x_time` timestamp NOT NULL DEFAULT CURRENT_TIMESTAMP ON UPDATE CURRENT_TIMESTAMP, ...
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How can I efficiently search for all records from a given month, or a given year?

We have a couple queries that involve datetime fields. In particular, we are checking for things like SELECT field1, field2, ..., field20 FROM table WHERE MONTH(startDate) == 1 SELECT field1, field2, ...
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Is column order reliable in UPDATE?

Can we reply on the order of columns in an UPDATE? SET @x = 0 UPDATE table1 SET col1=IF(col1 IS NULL, NULL, @x:=@x+col1), col2=IF(col2 IS NULL, NULL, @x:=@x+col2), col3=IF(col3 IS NULL, NULL, @x:=0) ...
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column auto updated after 24 hours in mysql

i have a table T1 with column : Name State time mon 1 2014-01-09 11:23:00 tue 0 2014-01-07 14:40:00 wed 2 2014-01-08 09:23:00 thu ...
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How to use LOW_PRIORITY for heavy queries?

I have scheduled heavy UPDATE queries at administrator level, and since they are heavy UPDATEs with multiple JOINs, consume a huge amount of resources. I do not want them to stop end users from ...
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Query result set

I've 1 query written in our legacy system. (using MySQL 5.5) Now, with growing data - the below mentioned query taking huge time. In our system, we've somewhat 2,000,000,000 (2 billion rows) approx ...
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Grant access on a database to all users

I have a global database, as I all users should have access to it. Is it possible to grant permission on a database to all users? something like GRANT ALL ON my_database.* TO *@localhost; Even (for ...
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MYSQL - Problem with foreign keys on same table

In Mysql 5.5, I have a table, in which I store some informations about "events".. In order to have a chronological order, I made two columns that reference to the previous and to the next event. So I ...
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Cannot find /etc/init.d file in opensolaris

While installing MySQL , I noticed a point, I mean to start the MySQL server manually , use the command cp /usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server /etc/init.d/mysql The error shown is : cp: ...
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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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Indexes slowing Insertions(Can't use Explain Insert to Analyse)

I have a MySQL database, I am parsing files from a log and inputting it inside. So far including a simple 4MB file in the database could take me about 4 minutes to insert ! and i have about 10,000 ...
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Uninstalling MySQL on Solaris

I have installed MySQL 5.5.31 in Opensolaris. When I tried starting the MySQL server, it says bash: mysql: command not found So, I decided to uninstall the whole lot and try doing again. But I could ...
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char vs varchar in mysql

I was reading the book MySQL high performance, it has mentioned that : CHAR is also better than VARCHAR for data that’s changed frequently, because a fixed-length row is not prone to ...
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I can't get MySQL server to stop running

The output from MySQL Workbench when I try to stop it is: Executing '/usr/local/mysql/support-files/mysql.server stop' 2013-12-23 21:08:29 - Stop server: ERROR! MySQL server PID file could not ...
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MySQL Load Avg High — CPU bound or IO Bound or Memory Issues

We are using MySQL 5.5 and the database is approximately 10TB. The load avg is constantly high during day time. Following are the configurations and a snap shot of a 'top' command. I wanted ...
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MySQL with high CPU and memory usage

here we have a VPS with 3.2GHz quadcore processor with 2GB of RAM and 4GB of SWAP which need to work with a high intensive legacy system (read: bad coded). The main problem is that the CPU (~80 - ...
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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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Query State hangs on sending data

For some reason, the query state hangs on "Sending Data" (using show processlist;) and I have no idea why. This is the table creating script: CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `esp_game` ( `gameID` ...
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How to SELECT rows with time duration stored in varchar column?

There is a column in table defined like this : duration varchar(10) It has value for duration of a MP3 file stored in it like : 52:19 (Minutes : Seconds) How can I create a SQL query, for ...
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Installing MySQL in Solaris

I am trying to install MySQL 5.5 on Solaris 10. I executed the code useradd -r -g mysql mysql where a group called mysql is already created using groupadd command. I get the following error : UX: ...
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Mysql 5.5.25 must be restarted to connect

We have MySQL v5.5.25 running on Windows Server 2008 R2. Occasionally people are unable to connect, and the only way we have found to fix this is to restart the mysql service. This happens every 2-3 ...
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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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How to modify `proxies_priv` in MySQL

I recently received a warning from MySQL that stated: [Warning] 'proxies_priv' entry '@ root@serverdomain' ignored in --skip-name-resolve mode. I looked in mysql.proxies_priv and there is ...
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How to store logs correctly?

(This is somewhat a follow up on my last question) I am using MySQL 5.5 with innodb. My Log table consists of two columns. One for user number, and the other for a string consisting of IP, request ...
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What is the ideal connection pool size for RDS MYSQL?

I have a tomcat server hosting REST APIs. It is connected to a MySQL (RDS Instance) server on the backend. A majority of the operations are write operations (Around 75%). I'm using the Tomcat's ...
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InnoDB: Error: Table “mysql”.“innodb_table_stats” not found after upgrade to mysql 5.6

I upgraded to mysql 5.6 from 5.5, and now my logs are littered with such messages on startup I found a possible solution here, but it does not seem official. ...
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Warning before issuing delete/update command in mysql/oracle , then executes

Is there any utility , function either in mysql /oracle that if i issue some delete/update command wrongly , a message must prompt at command_line* (if possible in ubuntu) asking whether "you sure to ...
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addition in datetime column during insertion in mysql

i have a table with below 5 columns..timestamp is data type for timedate related column : Region event_time start_time mid_time end_time India 2013-11-03 13:00:00 America ...
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MySQL geospatial query optimisation suggestions

I am new to DB Administration. Trying to sort out this query which is the heart of our application. I am searching google on similar questions, but would like an experts opinion on my particular ...
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How to upgrade MySQL (5.5) production DB to 5.6 with minimal downtime

Our existing Database size around 200GB. We want to use consistent, parallel backups methods. For testing, I migrated my Development DB from 5.5 to 5.6 by running mysqldump with option ...
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Timeout on ALTER TABLE table ENGINE=InnoDB - is table still converted?

I'm converting tables in an old MYISAM database to InnoDB to increase robustness in case of power loss etc. I'm using Mysql 5.5.x Before doing the production system, I am doing a trial run on a copy ...
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wordpress table is crashed and should be repaired

I run a wordprees website and use a managed VPS server with cPanel/WHM. Got bellow error log and check the table. I repaired the table with repair table command from phpmyadmin. But this problem occur ...
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Data Analysis with MongoDB or MySQL

I have a need for processing some data in order to come up with some statistic. This is the scenario: Each user can answer several questions from the question list. They pick their answers from a ...
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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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Datetime Difference in MySQL when format is Varchar

I have two columns in a table: STOP and START, of type varchar. I want to have the difference between both columns, and I'm using : SELECT DATEDIFF(stop, start) AS difference from T1; It is ...
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MySQL - Server collation utf8_unicode_ci vs table collation utf8_bin: compatibility and performance

I'm not sure whether this belongs to SE DBA, but it sounds more logical ... Our MySQL 5.5.32 on Ubuntu 12.04 64 uses utf8_unicode_ci for the Server collation and some tables, like phpBB3, uses ...
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Master slave replication in mysql seconds behind master goes on increasing

In replication at slave end seconds_behind_master goes on increasing. The dump file for upload is of 6.7 gb large, can it be the reason for the lagging of seconds behind master?
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avoiding unique key collisions across tables

This might be related to the idea of data warehousing, but i'm not sure, though it is extreme theory. We have a table where records get written to first, let's call it tbl_recording which looks like: ...
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Update the host field in Grant privileges in mysql

I have an existing table and I want to update host part in privileges using Grant command mysql> show grants -> ; ...
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Database design [closed]

I have tables college and department. In college, I have serial-number and college-names, In department, i have nos, college-names and department-name. My challenge is that having a repeated ...
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SQL Query is sometimes slow, sometimes fast

I have two hosts, one with my rails app, one with my MySQL database. Going through my rails Logfile I can see that sometimes queries take much more time than the same query at other times. Think 200ms ...
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Understanding Indexes and using them better

I've been spending some time trying to optimise our MySQL queries that we use which essentially joins one table with 2 million rows onto another which has 1-2 million. I know MySQL is able to easily ...
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Squeezing Maximum Out Of My Server

I have a dedicated server only built to hold MySQL databases. Currently I have a database that has 173 million records and increasing by 5-15+ million records very day. My question is what and why I ...
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Is there any way to set server-wide and schema-wide default row formats for InnoDB tables in MySQL?

Is there a way to set server-wide and database-wide default row formats? Currently it seems that I must specify ROW_FORMAT in CREATE TABLE or ALTER TABLE statements. Am I reading the documentation ...
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How to set up a pivot table view?

I have three tables: Entry Manager Employee The Entry table has as date field and a bunch of other fields about the entry including the emp_id. Manager Table has columns: Manager_id ...