If you have no slaves, you don't need to write the binlogs.
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> -----Original Message-----
> From: Madison Kelly [mailto:linux@stripped]
> Sent: Thursday, December 10, 2009 3:13 PM
> To: replication@stripped
> Subject: disabling replication and bin logs on MySQL v4
> Hi all,
> Being a PgSQL person, I'm woefully ignorant on the innards
> of MySQL.
> I've inherited a MySQL server that used to replicate to a now-gone
> slave. I've been trying to find out how to safely disable the
> habit of writing out the binary logs normally read by the
> slave. These
> generate about 9GB of files a day and the host just doesn't have the
> space for that.
> I've been using "PURGE BINARY LOGS TO 'file';" to clean it
> up, but it
> strikes me that the logs shouldn't be created at all. I was
> tempted to
> just comment out the 'log-bin' line in 'my.cnf', but I
> thought it'd be
> best to see what you guys had to say on the topic.
> It's MySQL 4.1.20 i686 on CentOS 4.3.
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