I've been experimenting with MySQL Fabric - the official tool in development to provide HA and sharding. Part of this experimentation has meant that I have been running 7 copies of the MySQL Server on my laptop at once, which can consume a lot of memory
So today I wanted to write about how to configure MySQL to use less memory, which may also be beneficial in situations where peak performance is not important. For example: a developer VM environment.
Previous configuration guides
Before I get started, let me point to some of my previous configuration guides:[Read more...]