How to shrink the Mysql ibdata1 files.
The actual size of database is only hardly 10G, but ibdata1 is showing 73G
full. I did some googling and found the following procedure.
Do a mysqldump of all databases, procedures, triggers etc
Drop all databases
Delete ibdata1 and ib_log files
Restore from dump
When you start MySQL in step 5 the ibdata1 and ib-log files will be
Is this the only option with mysql? Can't we update the statistics of
database & reduce the file size.
I am currently using 5.0.X.