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

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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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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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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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Unable to take backup of mysql database using Xtrabackup

I am trying to take mysql backup without any downtime but unable to take the backup using Xtrabackup . Actual Database is almost about 40+ GB in size. I am trying to first satisfy myself. Hence, I ...
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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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MySQL Installation error: Unable to update security settings

I tried to configure MySQL server 5.5 on Windows and this is what I get mysql-server-5.5-winx64:56 - Attempting to update security settings. mysql-server-5.5-winx64:100 - Unable to update security ...
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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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Upgrading MySQL 5.1 to 5.5 - All tables gone [closed]

I'm trying to upgrade from MySQL 5.1 to MySQL 5.5. I followed the instructions here: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/windows-upgrading.html I also adjusted the Datadir. But after the upgrade, ...
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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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Does a TRIGGER improve the performance?

I understand that TRIGGERs are useful, as they take care of subsequent queries, but do they have an advantage from performance point of view too? Replacing two or three queries as INSERT INTO table1 ...
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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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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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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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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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What is the difference between NULL and \N while loading data from a csv using load data local infile

I have a table which has four fields create table test_hc1(cola int,colb int,colc varchar(20),cold int); Now, I am trying to load following data 1,2,\N,4 and the third field in table is coming ...
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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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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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What max_allowed_packet is big enough, and why do I need to change it?

I have MySQL (5.5) in master-slave setup and created another slave server. I stopped the original slave, dumped the data, copied and reimported and it worked fine. I noted the master_log pos of the ...
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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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Fastest way to perform simple operations on 1 million rows

I have a simple table with more than 1 million rows in an InnoDB MySQL table. Here are the steps that I need to perform on each row: SELECT * FROM tbl where work_done=0 make some data processings ...
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How to enable the Federated/FederatedX storage engine on MariaDB 5.5?

I upgraded from MySQL 5.1 to MariaDB 5.3 and then to 5.5 on a Windows machine. Everything works well, except I can't enable the federated storage engine. With MySQL 5.1 and MariaDB 5.3, I just added ...
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Fastest way to change a 600GB table indexed key datatype from INT to BIGINT

I need to change a datatype from INT to BIGINT in a 600GB MySQL table. The column has a unique index. I might be good with unsigned INT, but I assume changing to that or BIGINT will be pretty much ...
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How to make slave is in sync with master in tungsten replication?

we are using Tungsten master to slave replication in MySQL. we have configured this setup very long back. from last week onwards slave is in lagging with master around 5 to 10 binary files. we have ...
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Replication - Binary log parsing(Tableid generation, ON DELETE CASCADE handling, Changed columns for update event)

I am using MySQL 5.5 with InnoDB engine. I have set binlog format as row-based replication. I have some doubts regarding replication: 1) How is the tableID generated? Is it stored somewhere? 2) ...
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Function returning “No data - zero rows fetched, selected, or processed” in MySQL 5.5

I have upgraded MySQL version to 5.5.16 After upgrading, some of the functions are giving warning as No data - zero rows fetched, selected, or processed. In those functions, cursors are there, but ...
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How to prevent Cartesian joins when value can be in either field?

I have a table of articles where the same article may be presented to different audiences with slightly altered text depending on the user's access level. When this occurs, the article will have the ...
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Change normal user to admin in MySQL

I have set up a MySQL database. My problem now is I can't add new users with the user I have created. I try to grant access but I can't still add new users to my system. I use Workbench to add new ...
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Count issue in Mysql

I query a table SELECT COUNT(*) FROM sf_guard_user_group return count 1 but table has total 28 records. But if I test it via putty from another machine, it shows count 28. Help to sort out.
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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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Cannot create stored procedure

I have the following piece of statement entered into MySQL5.6 Command Line Client. However, the following error was received. I haven't even been able to add in END// Delimiter; after the select ...
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How to Restore data from binary log

I am trying to restore some lost data , but I am not having its backup .So I am trying to restore from the binary log .Please explain how to restore from the binary log in mysql .
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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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Accessing Database from Slave server

I have an application running in one server eg: My Server's Ip is 192.168.10.10, and I have the MySQL database server in the same machine. The application connects database server as localhost. ...
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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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Possibilities to speed up InnoDB INSERTs and UPDATEs

My website retains user sessions in an innodb table. This usually works well, but a few hundred times a day, the INSERT and particularly the UPDATE statements run slower. I'm monitoring when, and it ...
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MySQL table architecture

Background information: I have a table containing upload information, every day I get more and more uploads but most of the queries I run center around information gathered within the last 12 months; ...
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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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How to drop a column named 'column'? [closed]

I need to delete a column named "column" form a table but the standard: mysql> ALTER TABLE table_name DROP COLUMN 'column'; returns: ERROR 1064 (42000): You have an error in your SQL syntax; ...
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Using an enum index to limit records

A common issue, just not sure on the keywords. I have a table of assessments (14k+ records). Each assessment can be in many different states ('draft', 'proofing', 'amends', etc... and 'done'). Most ...
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MySQL 1366 Error on Replication Slave

I've got two pairs of servers (each identical hardware and OS) with replication running on both pairs. Running MySQL 5.5.34 on Windows Server 2008 R2. I'm trying to track down a problem that has ...
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How and where do I upload a mysql database?

I am new to Ubuntu (server edition) and mysql. How do I upload (import) an existing database with a MYSQL or (mysql.zip) extension that was downloaded from a web host (cPanel?) I do not have any of ...
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How can I return column names in dot notation in MySQL?

I want to return column names into a table. But I also want to avoid redundancies like 'id' and 'id'. I did: INSERT INTO columns(name) SELECT COLUMN_NAME FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.COLUMNS WHERE ...
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Is there a way to achieve Workload Management in MySQL?

Is there a way to set up Workload Management in MySQL (in particular v5.5 on AWS RDS)? By Workload Management I mean the functionality implemented in e.g. Teradata, RedShift that allows ...
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how auto_increment work in mysql

im confused here , i create a table and have 2 columns id and name. Now id is primary key , not null and auto increment. Suppose i fire: insert into table (name) values('test'); this will give me: ...
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MySQL: Alter Table on very active table gives “Waiting for table metadata lock”

At my work, we've recently upgraded to MySQL 5.5 and since then, have been bitten a few times by the new (and intended) behavior of metadata locking. Basically, whenever we run an ALTER TABLE ...
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How to update a table by count from another table?

I have two tables as CREATE TABLE country_statistics ( id int(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT us int(11), uk int(11), ca int(11), PRIMARY KEY(id) ) ENGINE=InnoDB DEFAULT CREATE TABLE entries ( id ...
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MySQL Partitioning: why it's not taking appropriate partition

DROP TABLE temp; CREATE TABLE `temp` ( `CallID` bigint(8) unsigned NOT NULL, `InfoID` bigint(8) unsigned NOT NULL, `CallStartTime` datetime NOT NULL, ...