On Thu, 10 Jan 2002, Dan Nelson wrote:
> In the last episode (Jan 11), Manish Mehta said:
> > As we know that MySql support maximum of 4 GB data per table.
> Actually, http://www.mysql.com/doc/T/a/Table_size.html says that only
> Mysql 3.22 had a 4gb table size. With 3.23, the real limit is how big
> a file your OS can handle.
Yes and no. With 3.23, the MyISAM format will, by default, have a 4GB
limit (32 bits). You can set flags on the table to allow a 64-bit table,
and you'll generally hit an OS or physical limitation long before you
run out of space. The downside of the 64-bit version is it's considerably
slower. Better to split large datasets up into sub-4GB units.