i started a repair on a table that has an MYD file of 9.2 gigs. the MYI
file is 7.7 gigs. the TMD file, which i'm assuming is a temporary file
used in the repair process, is currently 400mb. this has been going on
for about 30 min now. the question is does the TMD file need to get
anywhere near the size of any of this MYD or MYI files in order to get
this repair done?! and if so why is it so slow?
i'm not really planning to stop the repair command cause i read
somewhere that this might not be a good idea. can i stop it without
risking any data loss or table damage?