In the last episode (Feb 20), Song Ken Vern-E11804 said:
> I have one table which grows at a much faster rate than the rest. It
> has 80 times more entries than the second largest table, which has
> 10k rows.
> What are the steps I can take to slow down the growth?
The only thing you can do is to insert less records :) 800k rows is a
pretty small table, though, and shouldn't cause you any problems.
> Can I partition the table?
Partitioning will be available in mysql 5.1. In older mysqls, you can
use VIEWs or MERGE tables and manually migrate older records.
> Will the size of the table affect the perfomance of queries?
It all depends on your queries, of course. Simple 1-record queries
will slow down at a rate of O(log n), where n=your table size, assuming
you have indexes on everything.