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How to stress test a SQL server?

I've been tasked to stress test our MSSQL Server and MySQL Server. I would like to know if there are any tools or scripts which I could use on our current systems and the new system to compare ...
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mysql wont start after increasing innodb_buffer_pool_size and innodb_log_file_size

I am following this solution here http://stackoverflow.com/questions/3927690/howto-clean-a-mysql-innodb-storage-engine/4056261#comment14041132_4056261 and tried to increase my innodb_buffer_pool_size ...
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What tools are there for data masking? (MySQL, Linux) [closed]

I'm looking for (ideally free, open-source) data masking tools. Do any such exist? Note: this related question deals with tools for generating test data, but in this question I'm more interested in ...
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changing mysql table comment

i know that: mysql table comment can be defined while creating it: create table (...)comment='table_comment'; and how to display it: show table status where name='table_name'; and i know how to ...
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What could be causing strange query timeouts between PHP and MySQL?

I am the senior developer on a Software-as-a-Service application used by many different customers. Our software runs on a cluster of Apache / PHP application servers, powered by a MySQL backend. On ...
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How can I optimize this MySQL query further?

I have a query that is taking a particularly long time to run (15+ seconds) and it is only getting worse with time as my dataset grows. I have optimized this in the past, and have added indices, ...
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Deleting large amounts (4 million rows) of mysql data efficiently, on a very regular basis

We have a mysql table that at any given time has about 12 million rows. We need to delete old data to keep the size of the table somewhat manageable. Right now we are running this query daily, at ...
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Problem with MySQL subquery

Why does this query DELETE FROM test WHERE id=(SELECT id FROM (SELECT * FROM test) temp ORDER BY RAND() LIMIT 1); sometimes delete 1 row, sometimes 2 rows and sometimes nothing? If I write it in this ...
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mysql.proc keeps crashing, cannot do a mysqldump?

Due to some problems with InnoDB, I'm going to dump all databases to a new server: mysqldump -E -R --all-databases | pv -b | mysql -u root -p -h new.server The dump process stopped with ...
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How to cast an integer to a boolean in a MySQL SELECT clause?

I'm new here so be kind to me. I have the following scenario: I have many tables which, for the sake of simplicity, are represented in a View in my MySQL database. My problem is that I need a value ...
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MySQL High Performance for Lots of SELECTs/INSERTs/UPDATEs/DELETEs

I am creating a module where every user often gets a record into a table for 10 to 300 seconds. When the time expires a record gets deleted. The case is: there will be a lot of users and records will ...
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Cannot drop anonymous user from mysql.user

I am trying to DROP the anonymous users from my mysql.users database. However, I have been getting odd behavior. When I enter the command: DROP User ''@'WOPR'; I was getting a generic error ...
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Does mysqldump export indices, by default?

I played around a little with mysqldump and I was wondering, if it does export indices (FULLTEXT, INDEX,...) by default. I read up on it and I found this option: --disable-keys, -K which suggests, ...
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Audit logins on MySQL database

Is there a way to audit logins to MySQL? I'd like to be able to create a username for each employee and thereby create an audit trail of logins. However, googling has turned up no good results. The ...
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Power went out - Did query finish?

Is there a way to check and see if a query finished? I ran 3 very long running update queries (+/- 25 hours each) as I went out the door for vacation last week. Unfortunately, somewhere during the ...
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Do I need to add a new single column index to a table if a multi-column index on that field already exists?

I've a table with a multi-column UNIQUE index on _job_id__ and __keyword_id__. Would I also need to add another index to __job_id__ if I have a frequent query which performs a GROUP BY on that ...
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How to get the most out of MySQL on a QuadCore machine with 16 GB of RAM?

I'm running a MySQL 5.5 server on my workstation for scientific data analysis and wonder how to configure MySQL in order to get the most out of it performance-wise. The types of query that I typically ...
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How to use insert delay with the InnoDB engine and use less connection for insert statements?

I'm working on an application which involves a lot of database writes, approximately ~70% inserts and 30% reads. This ratio would also include updates which I consider to be one read and one write. ...
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Cache MySQL database in memory

I am having problems with a website with 600MB of MySQL database. The website is way too slow. I noticed the bigger the MySQL database gets, the slower it goes. When it was 5MB, the website was very ...
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Is there such thing as Custom Data Types?

Does MySQL have any support for custom data types? For example, zip codes might be stored in a varchar(10) field, but they could be compacted in to an int, with options for blank, and a flag as to ...
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Will these two queries result in a deadlock if executed in sequence?

This is almost certainly the cause of my other question, but I thought it was worth separating the two as I have a hypothesis based on the following log that I would love to have falsified or ...
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Autoincrement primary key in CREATE TABLE … AS SELECT

I created table using a complicated select query via CREATE TABLE ... AS SELECT.... How can I add an autoincrement primary key in this query? For example: create table `user_mv` select ...
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Monitor MySQL activity per database?

What is the best way to monitor activity on each database of my server ? I tried mtop/mytop which display activity in real time but aren't very practical to see all the queries executed on it. I ...
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Can I have one table be an “alias”, or “symlink”, to another?

I have two tables with the same structure, A and B. A certain application is written so that it always writes the same data to both tables. After a discussion with a colleague about the potential to ...
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MySQL status variable Handler_read_rnd_next is growing a lot

In MYSQL status, Handler_read_rnd_next value is very high. I am aware that, this value will be incremented when a query is executed which is not having proper indexes. But, even when we execute ...
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Trouble deciphering a deadlock in an innodb status log

We are accessing MySQL from the Microsoft ADO.NET connector. Occasionally we are seeing the following deadlock in our innodb status and haven't been able to identify the cause of the problem. It ...
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Adding an index very slow…is there a mysql cmd to get an ETA or show progress?

I'm currently running an alter query on my table (20M entries) in order to add an index. it's running for more than 3 days already (stuck on 'copy to tmp table'). is there a way I can see the ...
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MySQL Partitioning: Is there a performance tradeoff between number of partitions and size of each partition?

I have a large table (several 100 million rows) that I would like to efficiently partition. My question is whether there is a tradeoff between partition size and number of partitions. As far as I ...
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Which DBMS are fast enough for an online game (few thousand players)?

I'm currently making an MMORPG game, which could have a few thousand players online at the same time (probably not; just wishful thinking). First we wanted to use MySQL, but I have heard it isn't fast ...
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One Big Database vs. Several Smaller Ones

We have a situation were we can (A) deploy instances of an applications in one MySQL database using table prefixing or (B) use different MySQL databases for each instance of the application, for e.g., ...
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Call a stored procedure from a trigger

I have created a stored procedure in mysql using the following syntax. DROP PROCEDURE IF EXISTS `sp-set_comment_count`; DELIMITER $$ CREATE PROCEDURE `sp_set-comment_count` (IN _id INT) BEGIN -- ...
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Is it better to separate a big query into multiple smaller queries?

There are situations which require having really big query joining several tables together with sub select statements in them to produce the desired results. My question is, should we consider ...
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How costly is opening and closing of a DB connection?

How CPU intensive is opening and closing of a DB connection (for a web app) in MySQL ... when the DB software is on localhost? ... when the DB software is on another machine?
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Is splitting a 'users' table for authentication purposes a good idea?

Suppose I have a user table in my site in which there are around 2-3 Million users (records) in the table. For speeding up my login process, is it a good approach to split my user table, one for ...
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Why are mysql password hashes internally saved with a star (asterisk)?

I was reading upon some mysql internals, when going through the mysql.user table in the my mysql shell, I get mysql> select * from mysql.user limit 1 \G *************************** 1. row ...
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Why does MySQL ignore the index even on force for this order by?

I run an EXPLAIN: mysql> explain select last_name from employees order by last_name; +----+-------------+-----------+------+---------------+------+---------+------+-------+----------------+ | ...
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How to avoid a cyclic dependency (circular reference) between 3 tables?

I have 3 tables: People Post Likes When I design the ER model it has a cyclic dependency: 1:N People --------< Post 1:N Post ----------< Likes 1:N People ...
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MYSQL ERROR 2049 (HY000): Connection using old (pre-4.1.1) authentication protocol ref used (client option 'secure_auth' enabled)

when I tried to restore all database dump which is in 5.0 version to 5.6 version, it got restored and after that when I tried to reconnect, am getting the following error ERROR 2049 (HY000): ...
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How to do a case sensitive search in WHERE clause?

I want case sensitive search in SQL query. But by default, MySQL does not consider the case of the strings. Any idea on how to do a case sensitive search in SQL query?
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Are columns which are not indexes, sorted on disk together with index?

Are columns which are not indexes, sorted on disk together with index, in MySQL, in MyISAM and InnoDB? An incorrect thought that I started to write: I think that probably not, since they are not ...
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What is the best approach to run a DELETE query on 92K of 4 million rows?

Options that have occurred to me: One big delete statement. For example: delete from x where (y = 'x' and x = 'y') or (y = 'a' and x = 'b') Same as above, but chunk in smaller pieces, 10k at a ...
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ROLLBACK doesn't work after INSERT INTO newly created destination table

I am working on PHP-script which imports CSV file (customers.csv) into MySQL table (customers). Before inserting contents of CSV-file into the mysql table I am first backing up the original customers ...
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“Can't find file mysql/plugin.frm” when starting up MySQL

When I start my MySQL server, I get this error: /usr/libexec/mysqld: Can't find file: './mysql/plugin.frm' (errno: 13) [ERROR] Can't open the mysql.plugin table. Please run mysql_upgrade to create ...
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Enabling “log_queries_not_using_indexes” disables “long_query_time”?

I noticed that, in Mysql, when enabling log_queries_not_using_indexes, slow_query_log and long_query_time, the generated slow query log file will contain a lot of queries even if the query time is far ...
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How to search a MySQL database with encrypted fields

Suppose I need to encrypt certain table-fields of a MySQL database. Additionally, I need to search some of those fields I did encrypt. How would one search those fields anyway? Decrypting each ...
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How to resolve too many connections and fatal error in mysql running on vps

I am running an application PHPlist on my linode server, simultaneously running 12 PHP scripts, each of which opens a MySQL connection. Now when I access PHPlist it often shows this error: Fatal ...
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Running SQL Query on all databases

I have one hosting account using cPanel and phpmyadmin. I have 50 databases under this account, all WordPress. I need this query modified so that it runs through all databases to update the ...
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mysqldump with INSERT … ON DUPLICATE

I want to merge data from one database to another. So I create dump with mysqldump and then import it to another database (with same tables structure). I don't have any problems (such as duplicate ...
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How to Best Implement nearest neighbour search in mysql?

So, in short, What should be the data type of latitude and longitude? What SQL command I should call to get the first 100 nearest restaurants for example? Detail: I have 100k biz record each with ...
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I am using the MEMORY storage engine but MySQL still writes to my disk…Why?

I am using the MEMORY Engine for all tables associated with a particular MYSQL query because speed of access is paramount to my project. For some reason, I have noticed that a large amount of disk ...