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I want to make some approximation of table size for MySQL cluster.
Please read my reasoning and tell me, if I am right or am I making mistake somewhere.

I have simple table with PK (int) and additional column (int). In MySQL int = 4 bytes, so one row is about 12 bytes (4*2 for columns and 4 for PK index).
If I have for example 1'000'000 rows this will be 12'000'000 bytes ~= 11.5MB.
Am I right in this calculations? Can I store such table with so little space?

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You will need some more space for row overhead and PK storage. More information you can find in MySQL Documentation.

For the most detailed information you can use ndb_size.pl utility.

  • How much do you mean, when you say "some more". 20%? 50%? 100%? – Michał Herman Sep 24 '13 at 12:48
  • Use ndb_size.pl to get full information about space needed. It depends on MySQL Cluster version if additional column can be NULL, etc. – Mindaugas Riauba Sep 24 '13 at 12:55

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