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How Logs Work On MySQL With InnoDB Tables


Every wondered how MySQL logs transactions etc with the InnoDB table type? In this article Peter teaches us everything we need to know and more!

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By: Peter Gulutzan
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August 06, 2002
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · How Logs Work On MySQL With InnoDB Tables
  2. · What Happens With Data-Change Statements?
  3. · What Happens With Commits?
  4. · Conclusion

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How Logs Work On MySQL With InnoDB Tables - Conclusion
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With an understanding of InnoDB logging, you know some things need watching. In no particular order:
  • use large log files so overwriting won't happen since backups
  • keep log files and data files on separate disk drives
  • make sure innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit is set right
Hopefully this article has helped shed some light on the seriously under-documented features of MySQL InnoDB table logging. Remember to use the forum link below to discuss this article if you have any questions or comments!
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