Have you tried optimize table?
On 10/27/07, Josh <josh2780@stripped> wrote:
> I have a database that is growing at a rate of 4-5 MB per day (that number is getting
> larger as well). Not too bad but I'm trying to clean up the tables to minimize the amount
> of space they take up.
> I have one particular table that has 2 columns:
> rolID int(10) unsigned
> repID int(10) unsigned
> Both are foreign keys to other tables.
> A "show table status" shows that this table has a Data_length=1081344 bytes.
> http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/storage-requirements.html shows that integers
> take up 4 bytes of space.
> There are currently 10472 rows in the table.
> 10472 x 4 x 2 = 83776
> What am I calculating wrong? Why is the Data_length value so much larger?