Questions tagged [myisam]

MyISAM is the non-transactional storage engine for MySQL. It provides high-speed storage and retrieval, as well as fulltext searching capabilities. In addition, it is the default storage engine type for versions of MySQL prior to 5.5.

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BigInt or Varchar for a large number I won't ever sort / calculate on

I need to store users' Facebook IDs in a column in my DB. The ID always consists of only digits, and can be as large as a number in excess of 500 million. Considering that I won't ever need to do ...
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InnoDB table SELECT returns ERROR 2006 (HY000): MySQL server has gone away (after power outage)

This server is a virtual machine running CentOS 6.0, MySQL 5.5.21 There is a database named devSystem. There are InnoDB tables within. Running the following commands causes error ERROR 2006 (HY000):...
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Occasionally simple queries are slow with InnoDB caused by slow query end [closed]

We are having serious issues with one of our productions servers. The setup in question is CentOS 7 64-bit server with 16 GB of ram and 250GB SSD (so the setup should be very fast). The LEMP stack is ...
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MyISAM Performance: Join Decomposition

in High Performance MySQL on page 159 they talk about breaking up complex queries into simple ones: Converting SELECT * FROM tag JOIN tag_post ON tag_post.tag_id=tag.id JOIN post ON tag_post.post_id=...
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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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LOAD DATA INFILE blocks on concurrent use against MyISAM tables

I'm having trouble loading data into MyISAM table(s) concurrently using LOAD DATA INFILE. The loading operation works fine in isolation. Trying to do LOAD DATA INFILE operations concurrently, blocks &...
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Why does MyISAM support FULLTEXT Searching and InnoDB does not?

I know the basic differences between the MyISAM and InnoDB engines. In MySQL 5.6 beta, InnoDB will support fulltext search. But, I wonder why previous versions of InnobDB didn't support FTS? My guess ...
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Why is MySQL not using the index with the higher cardinality?

I have an index called source with cardinality of 1122 and a second index called state with cardinality of 22. MySQL keeps using the state index when when query SELECT C1 FROM tbl WHERE source = 'x' ...
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Performance settings for MyISAM tables - keep everything in memory

I have a 8-core MySQL server with 32 GB of RAM, holding 40 MyISAM tables (total: ~4GB of data). Since the databases size is several times smaller than the available memory, how can I make full usage ...
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Set up a MySQL slave using mysqldump to get the initial data

I have a master database which already has some data in it. The tables in the master database include both MyISAM and InnoDB engines. Now I want use mysqldump to dump the initial data of my slave ...
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Inserts in MySQL 8 are slower than Inserts in MySQL 5.7

I've started to use MySQL 8 (8.0.12), and I'm realizing that the "inserts" are slower in this version than MySQL 5.6 or MySQL 5.7. It doesn't matter if the table is MyISAM or InnoDB, with just one "...
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Index before or after bulk load using load infile?

I have a database with over 1B rows and two columns that are indexed (in addition to the PK). Is it better to have the index pre-defined in the table before the load infile or better to index after ...
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InnoDB vs MyISAM with many indexes

I am not sure if there is a right or wrong answer to this question, as I suppose it severely depends on the situation, but for the sake of a mental exercise, I'll go ahead and ask it anyway: I have a ...
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Which mysql storage engine to choose?

I'm confused about which mysql engine should I choose (lets talk about the most used : MyISAM and InnoDB). The theories say: Both work with BTree indexes, but MyISAM can work with FULLTEXT index ...
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MyISAM with Innodb in the same Wordpress database reduce performace?

My new Wordpress database all the Wordpress created tables use InnoDB engine and plugin created table use MyISAM. But older site database all the tables use MyISAM table engine. I use MySQL 5.5.35-...
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MySQL Replication: Insert generating VERY huge temporary tables

our replication slave is generating ~300GB temporary files while running relatively simple inserts. Our setup: Master: 5.0.45-0.sles10.x86_64, Slave: 5.0.85-win32, also tried with 5.1.57-win64, ...
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How much does table size affect performance?

Let's say I have a MyISAM table (amongst other tables) with 2938347 rows. This table is merely being used for logging and doesn't get emptied very often. By not regularly archiving or deleting these ...
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Optimizing MySQL for Read-Only?

We have 14 GB worth of CSV's which total 138 million rows. I imported this into a MySQL table first with InnoDB, and then tried again with MyISAM. In both cases, a simple SELECT on primary key (...
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MySQL EXPLAIN doesn't show 'use index' for FULLTEXT

I have a basic table : create table fullTextTest ( id INT(11) NOT NULL, superText CHAR(255) NOT NULL, superLongText TEXT NOT NULL, primary key (`id`), FULLTEXT KEY `superText` (`...
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How can I select using the same fields from an undetermined number of tables using MySQL?

I'm dealing with a MySQL database where I have an undetermined amount of identically structured tables that look like this: foo_reference1 foo_reference2 foo_referencea foo_referenceb .... ...
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Should I use a storage engine other than MyISAM to optimise these tables or should I get better disks?

There's a production database I'm working on, whose 4 largest tables contain between 4 million and 10 million rows each and about 15 fields each, with indexes on different field types (numbers, ...
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Does a MyISAM table locks if I copy it while MySQL is running? (READ DISCLAIMER)

DISCLAIMER: I'm very aware this is not supposed to be done, but time consistency between tables aren't a concert here and Im trying whatever pops in my mind right now to have alternatives for punctual,...
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MySQL tables/databases into different disks

I am aware that there is a possibility to have a single database server with many tables/databases, and you can separate some of those tables/databases into separate disks. Lets say you have 5 tables/...
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Proper tuning for 30GB InnoDB table on server with 48GB RAM

I have a 30GB 15M rows InnoDB MySQL 5.5.15 table. It is running on a server with many other MyISAM tables (300GB db). The system has 48GB RAM. Besides the default configurations, I've changed the ...
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Mysql fulltext search my.cnf optimization

I have open a question on https://serverfault.com/questions/353888/mysql-full-text-search-cause-high-usage-cpu Some user recommended asking here. We built a news site. Every day we will input tens of ...
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Is there any performance difference in using a unique index on primary key?

I know there are lost of similar questions to this one, but none that really answers this: Is there ANY difference in performance in using an unique index in a primary key, using a MyISAM table on a ...
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Repairing Myisam Table when there was no additional Disk space & Table corrupted

I had a table which MyIsam as storage Engine contains million rows. There is a purging task and need to remove 35 days old data. i measured up the rows in following manner : mysql> select count(*)...
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Integrate MySql Full Text searches in CMS

I'm developing my own CMS and using MySql v5.5 DB to save the content items records. Due to a technical limitations, I can't upgrade my database to a newer version that support Full-Text searches on ...
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Add UNIQUE index fails with duplicate entry error, but no duplicates found

Given table: CREATE TABLE mytable ( field_a CHAR(15) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', field_b MEDIUMINT UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT 0, field_c SMALLINT UNSIGNED NOT NULL DEFAULT 0, field_d SMALLINT ...
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Which MySQL storage engine is the most similar to ARCHIVE when that is not available?

I have a table that contains a log of events that is written to often and read very infrequently by comparison. I would love to use the ARCHIVE engine, because it is basically designed for exactly ...
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How to recover MySQL table structure from FRM files

What I have learned from Google searching: With MyISAM tables you can simply copy the FRM, MYD, and MYI files. In the folder for the DB I'm trying to recover, there are only FRM files and a "db.opt" ...
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How to optimize the my.cnf of a MySQL server that mixes InnoDB and MyISAM tablespaces?

I have a database that, because of some issues, I needed to convert some tables from MyISAM to InnoDB. I basically did this: set sql_log_bin = 0; set sql_mode = 'STRICT_ALL_TABLES'; ALTER TABLE `...
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How to setup complex multi-column index for massive table

I've searched what I could search on Google, SO, etc and haven't found an answer that would seem to fit what I'm looking for. I'm hesitant to make a post about this as I'm sure the answer is out there ...
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Choosing MyISAM over InnoDB for these project requirements; and long term options

Sorry for the long post, but I had to give as much info as possible to make this very vague question more specific. My project's aim is to let users search a (huge) database of variety of products. ...
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How to copy a MySQL database which is a mixture of InnoDB and MyISAM to the same server?

Because mysqldump takes forever, we decided to just move around the files. Because the 2 databases are on the same server, a cp will be fast. The problem is, from research, MyISAM is okay with being ...
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MySQL fulltext selection performance

I have 1.5M rows in a table. Following is the table create code: CREATE TABLE `jobs` ( `id` INT(8) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, `job_id` VARCHAR(50) NOT NULL DEFAULT '', `title` VARCHAR(255) ...
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MySQL Bug required remedy : [Warning] Invalid (old?) table or database name '#sql-'

We have a master & multiple slave replication in our production environment. At first, I found this error in the mysql error log on the master and later on the slave. As for all the replication, ...
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Optimal engine for small lookup tables in MySQL

I have following question: I am designing web application with several dozens of small lookup tables: These tables usualy contain three columns (ID, Name, Description) and a couple of rows (mostly ...
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How to update a (very) large table without locking in MySQL

I have a large table (58+ million records) which represents a relation between two records (player and target) in a second table. Unfortunately, whoever designed our schema didn't think things ...
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Quick MySQL Backup (1 file per table)

I asked a relevant question few months back and got answer with wide variety of options for backup. But this time I have different scenario and I have got a database with 7 tables and 1 of them has ...
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how to cache a subset for cascading select queries in mysql

Here is another database problem I stumbled upon. I have a date-range partitioned MyIsam look-up table with 200M records and ~150 columns. On this Table I need to perform cascading SELECT-Statements ...
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Recommended structure? %70 write %30 read. 10M row. 200 query/sec. Select, update, insert, search

Followings are what I need to do on my project: 1- If a search term is new and unique, then add the search term 2- Show lastest searched 1000 search terms (I don't need to store dates of all search ...
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Is it feasible to have MySQL in-memory storage engine utilize 512 GB of RAM?

I am considering scaling up instead of scaling out. Therefore, I am interested to hear whether it is feasible to utilize the MySQL in-memory storage engine for a database that is 500+ GB, given that ...
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Optimized my.cnf for high-end and busy server

Curretly my main culprit of poor performance is MySQL and I'm not a DB savvy. So far, I've had little luck in optimizing mysql configs on my server, which has a Sandy Bridge processor with 16GB ram ...
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Will OPTIMIZE TABLE have any impact on my data?

I'm having issues with a database that is getting quite slow. The analyzer in phpMyAdmin recommends that I run OPTIMIZE TABLE on my tables. But before doing so, I would (of course) like to know if ...
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mysqlcheck to optimize innodb tables — performance/scheduling

I'm attempting to optimize tables on a very large, production database server. I'm looking for statistics or benchmarks on how long it will take for certain sized databases/tables. Is there a ...
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Preordering the table by a specified column

I have a table and I am always getting the data by ordering a column. In my case, I order by datenum. However, the selection is so slow because of the ordering. Is it possible to order the table ...
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Should I move to InnoDB during a planned migration?

I'm shortly migrating a Debian Lenny webserver to another host and Debian Squeeze. The standard MySQL installation even on Squeeze is 5.1 and therefore would default to MyISAM - I'm inclined to stick ...
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mysql table very large size although it doesn't have a lot of records

I have drupal website, one of the tables is cache_form. I have a cron to DELETE FROM cache_form where expire < UNIX_TIMESTAMP(NOW()); which works fine. The size of cache_form.myd is 4.9G ...
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Database Tuning Issues

I'm not a DBA so looking for some advice on tuning a MySQL (MyISAM) database. I've found that during peak hours we are getting pretty severe load spikes which are slowing down the web front-end. I've ...

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