It's kind of a scary procedure (dump, drop, reload) that involves significant down-time,
but I guess it's necessary.
On 11 Feb 11, at 10:24, Rolando Edwards wrote:
> I wrote an article in www.stackoverflow.com about how to convert absolutely every
> InnoDB table to .ibd and permanently shrink the ibdata1 file
> Enjoy !!!
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Jan Steinman [mailto:Jan@stripped]
> Sent: Friday, February 11, 2011 12:53 PM
> To: mysql@stripped
> Subject: Converting INNODB to file-per-table?
> Our incremental backups seem to be filling with instances of ib_logfile1,
> ib_logfile2, and ibdata1.
> I know that changing a single byte in a single INNODB table causes these files to be
> I put "innodb_file_per_table" in /etc/my.cnf, but apparently, that only causes new
> databases to be "file per table," and it is older databases that are being touched in a
> minor way daily, causing gigabytes to be backed up needlessly.
> Some time ago, someone posted a way to convert existing INNODB tables to "file per
> table," but I am unable to find that.
> Can someone please post that procedure again?
> (I also welcome any "you shouldn't be doing it that way" comments, as long as they
> show a better way... :-)
> This is for a fairly low-volume server, running on a Mac Mini with two 500GB disks.
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