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Optimization problem: compound clustered keys, flag conditions and index-merge

Three tables: product: with columns: ( a, g, ...a_lot_more... ) a: PK, clustered g: bit-column main: with columns: ( c, f, a, b, ...a_lot_more... ) c: PK, clustered f: bit-column (a, b): UQ ...
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Maximum value from multiple tables

Consider the following situation: we have T1, T2, & T3 tables in which saved id and price of products. Now we need to find the id of products which have maximum price of all 3 tables. I have this ...
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Using Replication for Scale-Out

Having read Using Replication for Scale-Out, how can I route different queries to different servers, for example, SELECTI want to route to slaves and NON-SELECT to master. I assume as loadbalancer I ...
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How to convert control characters in MySQL from latin1 to UTF-8?

While converting a database to UTF-8 I noticed a strange behavior regarding the control characters 0x80-0x9F. For example, 0x92 (right apostrophe) would not get converted to UTF-8 and truncate the ...
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MySQL 5.1 InnoDB Configuration / 24GB RAM - bi-xeon high load

i'm running a facebook app which currently has 300 - 600 concurrent users (and growing). To get the hardware ready for growing i changed my i7 / 12gb ram / 2x 80gb intel x25 ssd's (debian 5.0 / mysql ...
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Does making a field unique make it indexed?

If I make a unique constraint on a field, do I also need to make an index on that field in order to get a scalable insert time? Or is this done for me (even if the index it uses isn't publicly ...
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MySQL Hanging Completely when `ALTER TABLE… ENABLE KEYS`

I know very little about database administration but I have to deal with some very large tables on my site. This server has 64GB of RAM and Intel Core i7-3820 (4 x 3600 MHz). Most of everything it ...
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Individual queries run on 10ms, with UNION ALL they are taking 290ms+ (7.7M records MySQL DB). How to optimise?

I have a table that stores available appointments for teachers, allowing two kinds of insertions: Hourly based: with total freedom to add unlimited slots per day per teacher (as long as slots don't ...
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Performance of a Trigger vs Stored Procedure in MySQL

A post here on DBA.StackExchange (What are the best practices for triggers to maintain a revision number on records?) has spawned an interesting question (at least, interesting to me) regarding ...
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Friends relations in MySQL

I'm developing a friendship relation in MySQL where friend relation is mutual. If A is friend of B, then B is friend of A. If one of the users end friendship then relation drops. I want to learn which ...
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SELECTing multiple columns through a subquery

I am trying to SELECT 2 columns from the subquery in the following query, but unable to do so. Tried creating alias table, but still couldn't get them. SELECT DISTINCT petid, userid, (SELECT ...
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Investigate peak in MySQL throughput

Recently one of our servers has ran out of memory and crashed. After reviewing the munin graphs, it appears that the only metric (other than memory usage) that peaked just before the crash was the ...
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Unexplained InnoDB timeouts

I've been seeing some very basic updates timing out lately and have not been able to determine the cause. An example: //# Query_time: 51 Lock_time: 0 Rows_sent: 0 Rows_examined: 0 UPDATE photos ...
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Too many columns in MySQL

I have a table with 1699 columns and when I'm trying to insert more columns I get the too many columns in the table error. In this table I have only 1000 rows. For me the most important thing is the ...
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What should I ask at a MySQL DBA interview?

I am a software developer and am helping my team hire a MySQL DBA. The core challenges that we are facing are: Slower queries and performance due to Hibernate. Database management (backups, tuning, ...
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Is it safe to delete mysql-bin files?

I have MM Replication in mysql, and I want to squeeze some free space in the box be deleting unnecessary files, I came across these mysql-bin files inside /var/db/mysql/ There are hundreds of those ...
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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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Purpose of IDs in a User Table Database

In a table, such as a user table, where there will only be 1 row with a for any particular user, why have an ID field, let alone as the primary key?
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What does the output of a JOIN statement look like?

I've been wanting to use joins for a while, but I'm having trouble visualizing the output so I know how to put it to use. Let's say I have 2 tables: CREATE TABLE Cities ( id INT UNSIGNED PRIMARY ...
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Good explanation of cascade (ON DELETE/UPDATE) behavior

I don't design schemas everyday, but when I do, I try to setup cascade updates/deletes correctly to make administration easier. I understand how cascades work, but I can never remember which table is ...
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Is PostgreSQL replication production ready?

How does PostgreSQL native replication compare to MySQL? I know asynchronous replication has been supported for longer than sync, which is recent. Is synchronous reliable to be used in real projects? ...
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Is one-to-one relationship normalized?

Consider we have a large set of statistical data for a record; e.g. 20-30 INT columns. Is it better to keep the entire set in one table as they all belong to a record OR creating a another table ...
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From a set of values, how do I find the values not stored in a table's column?

I have a table which will potentially store hundreds of thousands of integers desc id_key_table; +----------------+--------------+------+-----+---------+-------+ | Field | Type | ...
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Is DB2 more reliable and stable compared to PostgreSQL or MySQL?

Always i was using MySQL or PostgreSQL for my projects such as Web/Desktop apps. I had data loss few times and thanks to old backup i was always up and running. But for a recent project for Airport, ...
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Matching single column against multiple values without self-joining table in MySQL

We have a table that we use to store answers to questions. We need to be able to find users that have certain answers to particular questions. So, if our table consists of the following data: user_id ...
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What to set innodb_buffer_pool and why..?

I have 170GB of InnoDB index and Data. I have to readjust the innodb_buffer_pool size for better performance.The Max table size of a InnoDB table(Index+data) is 28GB. So what should be the optimal ...
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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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Is there a need to keep refreshing the indexes from time-to-time?

This question is common for all the database products I use, viz. SQL Server, MySQL, Oracle and PostgreSQL. I have created a fresh database and the tables, at present, have no records. I have created ...
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Too Many Connections

I'm using MATLAB to feed the database but after a time I'm getting a too many connections error. I always using opendb and closedb in pair. Is it to fast the feeding? Do I have to wait after I ...
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Do I have to buy MySQL license?

I've read in a forum that if your database capacity is more than 1G you should buy its license. Is this true? How much will it cost?
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How to configure global charset on MySQL

I tried to change the charset for our MySQL via my.cnf and it failed. I added the charset settings listed below: # The MySQL server [mysqld] port = 3306 socket = ...
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ALTER TABLE on a large table with an indexed column

I have a large table with a VARCHAR(20) column, and I need to modify that to become a VARCHAR(50) column. Typically, performing an ALTER TABLE (adding a TINYINT) on this particular table takes about ...
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Avoiding temporary tables while sorting by a column in a different table

So I have this MySQL InnoDB query here: SELECT s.vid, s.body, s.timestamp, COUNT(v.id) AS votecnt FROM stories s LEFT JOIN votes v ON s.vid = v.vid WHERE s.lv = 1 AND s.status = 1 GROUP BY s.vid ...
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Database for building a realtime analytics system

I want to build a system similar to Google Analytics (only used for internal use, less traffic and less feature), and mainly focus on Real time counting of unique URI visit/PV by different ...
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What is the Best Way to create MySQL Master-Slave Replication Setup and Troubleshoot it?

I am very new to Database Administration. I face a lot of problems while setting up mysql master-slave replication. I also face regular mysql replication troubleshooting issues. Can anybody helps ...
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MySQL: how to restore table stored in a .frm and a .ibd file?

I have previously saved a copy of /var/lib/mysql/ddms directory ("ddms" is the schema name). Now I installed a new MySQL on a freshly installed Ubuntu 10.04.3 LTS by running apt-get install ...
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Why does Oracle keep working on MySQL 5.1

2 years ago the first version of Mysql 5.5 was released. What is the reason to continue working on MySQL 5.1 - the current release is Mysql 5.1.62 It looks like there are should be fundamental ...
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Percona vs MySQL

What is Percona? How does it differ from MySQL? When should we consider switching (or upgrading) from stock MySQL to Percona? To add some specifics in our situation we almost exclusively use ...
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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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Single Drive vs Multiple Drives

Generally bottleneck of RDBMS (I am a MySQL user) performance is disk access. SSD provides great performance compared with conventional spindle drives. Question : Is it possible to improve ...
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When to use MySQL query_cache?

Up until recently, I have viewed the query cache as a very important tool to improve query performance. Today, I was listening to a podcast that discussed tuning the query cache to 0, and using a ...
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How to improve InnoDB DELETE performance?

So I have this audit table (tracks actions on any table in my database): CREATE TABLE `track_table` ( `id` int(16) unsigned NOT NULL, `userID` smallint(16) unsigned NOT NULL, `tableName` ...
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MySQL Replication - Introduce new Slave to replication

I've recently taken on a sys admin position managing a group of 20 (or so) servers. One thing I haven't dealt with before (apart from in a test situation), is introducing a new slave to the MySQL ...
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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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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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Loyalty reward - record for every day of a week

I have a table that contains every login a user makes. I am trying to make a loyalty system that rewards users if they've logged in every day for a week. So, the real question, how do I get every ...
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importing large SQL file phpmyadmin

I am trying to import this SQL file in phpmyadmin and got this message #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax; check the manual that corresponds to your MySQL server version for the right ...
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Is there any way to trace optimizer's work in MySQL?

Just like the MEMO structure in SQL Server which is kind of a "paper trail" of steps the optimizer takes in optimizing the query. Is there anything in MySQL through which I can get the information ...
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MySQL replication - slave is continuously lagging behind master

I am using MySQL-5.1.50 with a Master-slave replication setup. Most of the time the slave is lagging behind the master. When I run show processlist;, there is no query that's taking a long time. ...
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How to use Unique key via combinations of table fields?

Take a look at the following sqlfiddle: http://sqlfiddle.com/#!2/dacb5/1 CREATE TABLE contacts ( id int auto_increment primary key, name varchar(20), network_id int, ...