I have a performance-related question. The system I'm testing on is a
RedHat 7.3 system, with two 933MHz processes, 512M of ram. SCSI disks in
I have a database with one table - 3 INT(10) columns (one of them is an
auto-inc Primary Key), and a CHAR(255) column. I have a fulltext index on
that CHAR column. At the moment, the table has 4.6 million rows. The
database currently takes up about 630MB (approx 50% data, 50% index).
Thing is, i need to search on that CHAR column. At the moment, A fulltext
search on two terms
MATCH (column) AGAINST ('+term1 +term2' IN BOOLEAN MODE)
returns 14200 rows in about 14-15 seconds. A search on just one term
MATCH (column) AGAINST ('term1')
returns 141000 rows in about 8-10 seconds.
While This is much much faster than using standard indexes and LIKE
statements, it's still not ideal. What, in your opinion, will improve the
performance of the searches - more RAM, faster CPU, faster disks.
Any help will be appreciated - if you'd like to get more info from me,
send me email directly and we can discuss off-list.
Dan Goodes : Systems Programmer : dang@stripped
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