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This is another section that is broader than one would first imagine. There’s a reason that many large organizations employ dedicated database administrators. That said, this doesn’t prevent the average sysadmin from making some changes to enhance performance on their database.
The easiest way to start on this is to utilize a script to automatically check your configuration options and make suggestions based on status variables MySQL sets. I’ve had good luck with a script called mysqltuner.pl. You can visit the project page at GitHub here: …[Read more]
The MySQL database is a crucial part of a wide variety of products, particularly web applications. Naturally, it is very important to monitor the health status of MySQL. However, there is constant disagreement on which of the many MySQL status variables provide the best overview on MySQL health status and indicate that something is not right with a server.
It certainly depends on what your application does – tuning read performance is different than optimizing write operations and everything changes when you have a cluster. The average user can use small subset of variables while advanced user want to get more detailed picture of the situation. So there cannot be one set of “magic variables” to quietly optimize every situation. However, it is possible to have a more-or-less optimal set of metrics that will allow to get a “good enough” notion about the general health status of MySQL Server.
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MySQL is a powerful open-source database. With more and more database driven applications, people have been pushing MySQL to its limits. Here are 101 tips for tuning and optimizing your MySQL install. Some tips are specific to the environment they are installed on, but the concepts are universal. I have divided them up into several categories to help you with getting the most out of MySQL:
MySQL Server Hardware and OS Tuning:
1. Have enough physical memory to load your entire InnoDB file
into memory – InnoDB is much faster when the file can be accessed
in memory rather than from disk.
2. Avoid Swap at all costs …