That did it -- show table status lists the upper limit as approx 1TB now =].
I'm still curious about the InnoDB issues, but now at least I can avoid it
and work with the original plan!
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dan Nelson" <dnelson@stripped>
To: "Nicholas Elliott" <nelliott@stripped>
Sent: Friday, July 11, 2003 11:29 AM
Subject: Re: InnoDB Performance issues
> In the last episode (Jul 11), Nicholas Elliott said:
> > I've been experimenting with the best way to store a large (~100GB)
> > of data for retrieval. Essentially, I'm storing 9 variables for
> > approximately 1,000,000 locations a day for the last ten years. This
> > can work out at around 4MB a variable a day - but not all variables
> > are always present (could be null).
> > Alas, after inserting 260 days (less than a year) I hit the MyISAM
> > table size limit of 4.2GB - because a BLOB is a variable length
> > field.
> MyISAM doesn't have a hard 4gb table size... It may default to a 4gb
> limit if you forgot to give a hint as to the final table size when you
> created it, though. Try running
> ALTER TABLE mytable AVG_ROW_LENGTH=36000000 MAX_ROWS=3600
> ( 36MB average row length since you have 9 4mb blobs, and 10 years
> worth of records. )
> Dan Nelson
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