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  • Innodb Log File 4G limit?

    I am runnning:

    mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.37, for unknown-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 5.1


    But if i try to make my combined log file size > 4GB mysql shuts down in such a way I would think its a 32bit machien unable to handle files larger than 4GB. Is this correct?


    Also out system is running 32G of ram and Im only using 16G for my buffer pool. So I should have my logs at 8G minimum right? We are a right heavy company. And our Innodb Seq grows at aprox 14.5GBpH.


    Thanks in advance.

  • #2
    You are following instructions that are wrong. Ratios are not the right way to calculate your log file size. See:

    http://www.mysqlperformanceblog.com/2008/11/21/how-to-calcul ate-a-good-innodb-log-file-size/

    See also:

    http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/innodb-configuration. html

    Note:

    "The combined size of the log files must be less than 4GB." This is an InnoDB limitation. If you are truly writing that much data per hour, I suspect you are doing something in a way that is not optimal for InnoDB, such as storing BLOB in the database.

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    • #3
      Generally I would agree with http://dev.mysql.com/doc/innodb-plugin/1.1/en/innodb-perform ance-aio-linux.html being a good article but if you have large LOAD queries like loading very large email suppression lists into tables, its not really a good measure. For example with our system at 2G LOG files sizes i still get warning from time to time about a single log not being large enough to fit all the data. But I cant really grow the logs much more since there is the 4G limit. I thought the limit was supposed to be removed for 64bit machines but as of yet I have not seen that happen.

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      • #4
        The limitation is removed in Percona-Server/XtraDB-5.1.45-rel10.
        Now you can set logfiles > 4GB

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