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

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Mysql 5.5 InnoDB growing CPU - Going crazy

Good morning, I'm currently facing a problem where CPU usage keeps going up until the server crash. I've tried multiple best practices proposed in this forum and on Percona, reinstalled the server ...
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Fastest way to create local copy of live InnoDB MySQL database?

We have a MySQL database (InnoDB) on our live Ubuntu 12.04 server which has grown quite large (25gb+). Every month or so we need to copy this database to our development machines to work on locally. ...
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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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Backup / Export data from MySQL 5.5 attachments table keeps failing!

Can anyone please help! - I have a large table in a MySQL 5.5 database. It is a table which holds a mixture of blobs/binary data and just data rows with links to file paths. It has just over a million ...
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Is it possible to force drop of mysql tables with FK?

For dropping a table in which a Foreign Key is used in other tables, it is necessary to drop all other tables having FK connection with the corresponding table. Is there a short way to drop a table, ...
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Unable to drop the table since its showing waiting for meta data lock

We are trying to drop one table but it's getting hanged, and when we see the 'SHOW PROCESSLIST' command it's showing as 'waiting for meta data lock'. Even we are unable to perform any operation on ...
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how to install mysql on mac?

My Mac runs Mac OS X, version 10.7.5., so it's a 64 bit system. First, I downloaded mysql-5.5.28-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg. Then I double clicked mysql-5.5.28-osx10.6-x86_64.dmg, it's mounted, and shows ...
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mysql replication master 5.5 slave 5.1 error on create database

I have a replication system where my master has a mysql 5.5 version while the slave is mysql 5.1. I know that this is not supported because the slave version should be greater than the master, but we ...
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Why does MySQL increment the auto_increment value when there's a constraint violation?

I have a table in a MySQL database with one column id, which has auto_increment and the Primary Key. There's also a Unique constraint in this table, on different columns. I noticed that when I try to ...
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Rolling count of total transactions over time

I need to get a set of total transactions over time on a weekly interval. Essentially I need a total-transactions-to-date column. When I group by WEEK(Date) I get the amount of transactions for that ...
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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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How to use OR in query with priority?

In a simple query like SELECT * FROM table WHERE id='x' OR id='y' How to give a priority to get only one of the WHERE clauses? I mean getting rows with id='x'. Only if there is no row, get row ...
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Upgrading MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 on Centos 6 without removing dependencies

I'm trying to upgrade MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 using yum/rpm combo (yum to remove MySQL 5.1 and rpm to install MySQL 5.5). Most instructions I've found suggest to do first: yum remove mysql mysql-server ...
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Need to Rewrite/optimize Slow Query

I have a query with following explain plan EXPLAIN SELECT COUNT(applicant.id) as applicantCount, application.name,applicant.application_id,application.id FROM applicant LEFT JOIN application ...
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Dealing with empty strings while loading a table from a CSV

I am trying to load a CSV file into a table. The CSV file contains some empty strings for example: 1,2,,4 I want to load the empty field as null. One way I know is to use \N i.e: 1,2,\N,4 but it ...
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How to COUNT number of rows with LIMIT?

I want to catch X rows, thus, I set LIMIT X; but how can I simultaneously count the total number of rows too? Currently, I use two separate queries to do so as SELECT COUNT(*) FROM col WHERE CLAUSE ...
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mysql 5.5 corrupt - missing temporary table

One of our mysql instances crashed and failed to start: 120422 10:04:13 InnoDB: Error: trying to open a table, but could not InnoDB: open the tablespace file './databasename/#sql-29f6_45.ibd'! ...
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Any problem will all InnoDB and one MyISAM table?

I have a MySQL 5.5 DB with all InnoDB tables. For some reason, one of the developers decided to create a MyISAM table. It is a log table for user sessions. I don't see why we should mix in a MyISAM ...
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Is there an easy way to update a mysqldump file from version 9.11 to 10.11? [closed]

We have a client that has had their servers for soo long, they were still running MySQL 4.0.24. Now that they are refreshing their servers, we took a mysqldump of their current database to put into ...
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mysqldump doesn't restore database. why not?

Why doesn't my restore operation work? I created a dumpfile for a database using: mysqldump -u root -p databasename > /home/databasename_bkup.sql I then opened the dumfile and confirmed ...
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How can I determine which Innodb table is being written?

I am running Mysql 5.5. I have about 100 Innodb tables spread over 10 DB's (mostly wordpress sites) and I am recently seeing a lot more disk IO than I have been, without any increase in traffic. The ...
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MySQL - Get Minimum Value, Data From Multiple Tables

Good evening all, first post on the DBA forums. I am having real issues working out how to accomplish a seemingly simple task within MySQL as a model for PHP code later on. I am not exactly a MySQL ...
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How to batch multiple insert statements for database dump with MySQL?

I have a MySQL database with some large tables. In particular, the largest table (by far) currently has ~11,000,000 rows. According to the a query I ran, the table clocks in at around 1.7GB, but it's ...
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Auto_increment value needs to be set as S1

Hi I need to set auto increment for a table as S1. I tried by altering the table and also by creating by new table I am aware how to set auto_increment but when i try to set auto increment as S1 i am ...
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How to monitor InnoDB Disk I/O using Server Status Variables?

This question is extension of my previous question "How to monitor InnoDB Disk I/O Required for MySQL? " As mention in my previous question i want to count total number of disk i/o per query, but ...
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MySQL user without SUPER privilege

This may be a simple question and may not be the right place to ask but I couldn't find any useful information from Google. Here is my question. When creating users in mysql using grant all ...
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Will composite indexes or unique indexes help with query performance?

I need help with identifying indexes to increase performance of the following query. I'm currently using v5.5 with InnoDB. I cannot modify the query. However, I can add indexes as needed. The ...
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Space not reclaimed after dropping MyISAM table

I just dropped a rather large MyISAM table (~4 gb); it was 350k rows with about 11k of data per row. However, when I run df -h on my database server, I am still at 100% disk usage, so much so that I ...
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Mysql used key changes between two consecutive EXPLAINs

I have a huge unmaintained innodb table (~1.5billion rows), I just started to try to query it. I write && instead of AND once; and surprise! it uses different key! EXPLAIN EXTENDED SELECT * ...
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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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Unknown column error with an index

I created a simple index associated with a timestamp column CREATE TABLE `data` ( `id` INT(11) UNSIGNED NOT NULL, `ticker` VARCHAR(16) NOT NULL COLLATE 'utf8_unicode_ci', `comment` TEXT ...
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MySQL Synchronous Replication on Ubuntu 12.04 with DRBD

I have been looking around for some easy and open-source ways to handle database synchronous replication. DRDB on a Linux server seems to be one of the fastest and easiest methods to handle database ...
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Errors while creating multiple mysql-5.5 instances

I have installed 3rd mysql instance on my testing server. 2 instances already running without any issues. When I installed 3rd instance by mysql-5.5.30 zip source, it installed successfully but when ...
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datetime vs timestamp in mysql 5.5

What is the difference between datetime and timestamp in MySQL with respect to data being inserted from different timezones? Does anyone have any clues on this? I have a situation where I am trying ...
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select count(*) in mysql 5.5 innodb— rewrite advice?

I need advice on how to rewrite a select count(*) query for innodb tables mysql 5.5. in new environment its very slow... select count(*) from mails3 join questions using (question_id) where ...
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Is it okay to have different lower_case_table_names value on master and slave?

I have a OSX MySQL master with lower_case_table_names set to 2. I have just setup a Linux MySQL slave with lower_case_table_names=1. I haven't started replication on the slave, but everything looks ...
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How can I disable utf8mb4 entirely on MySQL 5.5?

I know you're not supposed to do this, but I have a MySQL 5.5 master and a MySQL 5.1 replication slave. That's supposed to be okay, unless I do something stupid like use utf8mb4 that isn't supported ...
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Automatic MySQL Replication Fail-over Strategy

I want to know that if replication is down due to some reason as if master is down then what strategy should be followed so that the replication is up instantly without manually intervening the ...
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Issue with connecting to the mysql database

We have an outstanding issue with VCC in chicago, there is an issue connecting to the mysql database If an agent does a refresh of the monitor they will be logged out. This is the error we ...
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Does mysqld wait for init-script code to complete before opening the instance?

I'm trying to automate the execution of an application code at MySQL startup. The init-file server option seems handy and I need to know if mysqld waits for all the code in the init-file to complete ...
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Restriction on self referencing on insert in MYSQL?

How to restrict insert on adding self referencing rows in a recursive relation table (a table contains foreign key points itself). mysql> SELECT * FROM Employee; ...
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Extract some columns data from one table and insert into multiple tables

I have a table with 16,000 records and need to get out some columns and then insert values in multiples tables. For example, suppose I have the following tables tbl_1: id, name, lastname tbl_2: id, ...
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“set-variable = innodb_thread_concurrency=4” or “innodb_thread_concurrency=4”

Based on this question, the asker wrote: set-variable = innodb_buffer_pool_size=2M set-variable = innodb_additional_mem_pool_size=500K set-variable = innodb_log_buffer_size=500K set-variable = ...
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MySQL Workbench ERROR 1064

I have a problem with my database. I have created the model and now I want to sync it with my database on my WAMP Server (local) but it keeps giving me an error. I searched for the cause of the ...
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InnoDB UPDATE slow need a better option

I'm using MySQL 5.5 with a table in InnoDB running: deleteme tinyint NOT NULL DEFAULT 0;` UPDATE `import` SET `deleteme` = 1; -- Set the delete field LOAD DATA LOW_PRIORITY LOCAL INFILE ...
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InnoDB - How to get top locked tables and rows which are locked

I was searching for a tool OR query which can give me top locked tables and which particular row is locked, Is it possible to get ?
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Referring to super parent or as a separate entity?

I have this person table as super parent, id firstname lastname email telephone ... ... and user table as a child id person_id (FK) password username screenname ... ... They must be 1:1 ...
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mysql emits BINLOG rows even though binlog_­format=­STATEMENT

We have MySQL 5.5 installed, we have the binlog_format=STATEMENT (the default) According to the MySQL Documentation, the binary log should contain SQL statements only, but we still see BINLOG rows in ...
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Is there a PPA for MySQL 5.5 for ubuntu 10.10 and 11.10?

I want to install MySQL server 5.5 on ubuntu 10.10 and 11.10 servers but have not yet found a problem free PPA or installation method as of yet. Has anyone managed to do this with the said versions of ...
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How to upgrade MySQL to a New version..?

I have installed mysql using the package management system.I am using ubuntu machine. After that i have very well configured the server for InnoDB and other server related parameters. I am using the ...