As far as I am aware, the index's are built on import.
It may be that the key-buffer or innodb-buffer (depending on engine),
and the query cache, are all cold. May take a day or so to build them
up depending on size and load.
Other than that there must be some external difference. Is it the same
server? Same config file? Same default engine?
> I just finished restoring a 22gig SQL dump but the server is not
> performing anywhere near where it should be. I'm assuming this is
> because it's still rebuilding indexes on the imported tables.
> Is there any way to see the indexing status so I can gauge how far it's