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Since you are using MySQL 5.1.73, you can blow away the ibdata1 file without worries. First, let's look inside ibdata1 (picture created by Percona CTO Vadim Tkachenko) STEP 01 : Make sure there is no InnoDB Run the following SELECT table_schema,table_name, (data_length+index_length)/POWER(1024,3) table_sizegb FROM information_schema.tables ...


MyISAM tables have many problems and limitations, but one very convenient aspect to them in cases like this, is that the underlying .frm (table metadata) and MYI/MYD index and data files can be easily copied around since there are no transaction logs to worry about. If you don't care about the InnoDB tables at all, you could avoid the need to shrink the ...


When you use the server name (DNS name) then a change of IP address will be used by your clients as soon as all DNS servers have this new address. Since you change your subnet you must be able to 'reach' this subnet from your clients. The only 'problem' can be that you loose the open connections.


If the SSH drops without putting the mysql session into the background (along with nohup), then the DB connection is at the SSH session's mercy. So, yes, mysql would care about the lifecycle of the SSH session. You should launch it with & at the end as follows: nohup mysql -u root -p mydb < mydb.sql & Then, you can walk away feeling OK (you ...

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