>>>>> "Martin" == Martin B Jespersen <Martin@stripped>
Martin> Hi there,
Martin> I am in the middle of my first large project using MySQL, and i was wondering
> exactly how indexes work with this DB.
Martin> I have earlier used informix for workgroups and with that DB i had to set up a
> cronjob to update the indexes.
Martin> Do i have to do the same with mysql, and if so, then what would the syntax be
> (i can't seem to find it in the manual).
Martin> If MySQL autoupdates the indexes, is there then somewhere to set a parameter or
> even a few that decides under which conditions it
Martin> should be done, like interval/load/etc.
Martin> thanks in a advance.
MySQL always auto-update indexes. You can use the -O key_buffer=#
option to mysqld to increase the key buffer size.
(Under some conditions, one can update indexes later with isamchk;
This is described in the MySQL manual)