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From:Eugene Mah Date:September 25 2009 8:16pm
Subject:Re: Correct way to start new .MYD & .MYI files
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On 09/25/2009 04:04 PM, Michael Dykman wrote:
> Alas, none that I am aware of, but if you can successfully run 'SHOW
> CREATE TABLE `ApplicationLog`' before you drop the table, it will give
> you the DDL you need to recreate that table *exactly*.
>   - michael
> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 3:47 PM, Jones, Keven<Keven.Jones@stripped>  wrote:
>> I don't want to lose the table structure just wish to get rid of the old data in
> the .MYD and .MYI files.
>> If I drop the table I will need to recreate the table with the existing
> structure.
>> So is there a way to just clear out the ApplicationLog.MYD and ApplicationLog.MYI
> files?
>> Thx again
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Michael Dykman [mailto:mdykman@stripped]
>> Sent: Friday, September 25, 2009 3:42 PM
>> To: Jones, Keven
>> Subject: Re: Correct way to start new .MYD&  .MYI files
>> If you are prepared to accept that any data associated with those tables is
> *LOST*, it's pretty simple.
>> First try, the nice way.
>> USE<whateverdatabasethisisin>;
>> DROP TABLE ApplicationLog;
>> If this fails, complains about curruption, whatever, go to the next step safely:
>> shutdown mysql (os-specific), then go ahead and delete those files.
>> Startup will happen normally and those tables will be gone.
>> Caution: you *might* be running an application that is expecting to use those
> tables...  now that they are gone, that application might begin to fail.  Be prepared to
> create a new empty table with that name
>> having the same structure,...   if you really don't want the data but
>> are only doing it to make your app happy, consider the black-hole database
> engine.
>>   - michael dykman
>> On Fri, Sep 25, 2009 at 3:33 PM, Jones, Keven<Keven.Jones@stripped>  wrote:
>>> Hello,
>>> I am new to MySQL.I have a disk space issue and I have found that 3 files are
> the cause.
>>> The files are ApplicationLog.MYD and ApplicationLog.MYI
>>> I would like to purge these files and basically get rid of the data
>>> that is in them. What is the proper Way to accomplish this? Does
>>> anyone have a procedure to follow that will allow me to archive these files
> and Then start new ones so I can get my disk space back?
>>> Thanks in advance.
>>> --
Correct way to start new .MYD & .MYI filesKeven Jones25 Sep
  • Re: Correct way to start new .MYD & .MYI filesJim Lyons25 Sep
Re: Correct way to start new .MYD & .MYI filesMichael Dykman25 Sep
  • Re: Correct way to start new .MYD & .MYI filesEugene Mah25 Sep
    • Re: Correct way to start new .MYD & .MYI filesMichael Dykman25 Sep