Do you need foreign keys? Then the switch to InnoDB may be worthwhile.
That's part of the reason I switched. I also had occasional table corruption
with my myISAM tables; this also went away when I switched to InnoDB.
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PowerOne Media, Inc.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Travis Reeder [mailto:travis@stripped]
> Sent: Monday, January 05, 2004 3:02 AM
> To: MySQL List
> Subject: Deciding whether to convert to InnoDB
> I'm sure this has been asked before, but I cannot find solid
> evidence as
> to whether switching would provide us with any benefits.
> We currently run MyIsam tables on 4.1.x and we are continuously
> processing 24 hours/day and using about 20 tables heavily.
> The process
> is generally doing Updates or Inserts depending on whether the row is
> available for updates, otherwise new rose is inserted and
> then updates
> until the next time bucket. It's always a different time
> bucket though,
> not always the same row being used. We found that running 3
> threads seems to be around optimal (10 was too many, 1 was
> too little)
> for being able to process the maximum amount. Mysql runs at
> 100% pretty
> much constantly.
> Now would InnoDB help in this situation? Would it allow us
> to increase
> the thread count to push more through in a shorter amount of time
> (because the tables wouldn't be locking)?
> And if so, would it be enough to justify the extra space required for
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