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How big is a database?
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I got a question a while ago that I thought was quite simple, but turned into an interesting discussion: How much hard disk space does a database take up?

As it happens, there's a simple answer and a much, much more involved (yet ill-defined) answer, and which one you choose depends on what you think goes into a database and how very, very pedantic you are.

The Simple Answer

You can query the size of table and index data using Information Schema or SHOW TABLE …

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How To Find Out The Number Of Videos On Youtube
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According to Wikipedia, in April 2008, the number of videos on Youtube was 83.4 million (ref: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/YouTube#cite_note-5). However, the link in the cite note now displays “*†video results 1 – 20 of millions, without showing the real count.

Here's one way I found to get an estimated, but relatively accurate, number of videos on the popular video sharing site …

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