In my last post, “A closer look at the MySQL ibdata1 disk space issue and big tables,” I looked at the growing ibdata1 problem under the perspective of having big tables residing inside the so-called shared tablespace. In the particular case that motivated that post, we had a customer running out of disk space in […]Read more
A recurring and very common customer issue seen here at the Percona Support team involves how to make the ibdata1 file “shrink” within MySQL. I can only imagine there’s a degree of regret by some of the InnoDB architects on their design decisions regarding disk-space management by the shared tablespace* because this has been a […]Read more
We often receive this question about the ibdata1 file in MySQL at Percona Server to avoid becoming too large. For example, you can set a maximum size for change buffer with innodb_ibuf_max_size or store the doublewrite buffer on a separate file with innodb_doublewrite_file.
In MySQL 5.6 you can also create external UNDO tablespaces so they […]