Inspired by Baron’s earlier post, here is one I hear quite frequently –
“If you enable innodb_file_per_table, each table is it’s own .ibd file.Â You can then relocate the heavy hit tables to a different location and create symlinks to the original location.”
There are a few things wrong with this advice:
Another common claim with this recommendation is that it allows you to quickly add space when running out.Â LVM actually allows you to add physical volumes, and increase the size of logical volumes ;)Â This is much easier to do than more one large table around.
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