On May 20, 2010 08:32:56 pm Noel Butler wrote:
> On Thu, 2010-05-20 at 16:27 -0700, Tim Gustafson wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I'm not sure if this is already an open issue or not - a Google search
> > resulted in various discussions but I didn't find any open
> > support/feature request.
> > It would be really handy if during the "create database" statement, one
> > could specify something like:
> > CREATE DATABASE foo QUOTA=10G;
> > to limit the entire database being created to no more than 10GB (in this
> > example).
> Yes it would be nice. But the best current way is to assign a user to
> the database and use system quotas.
> > limit available space in the mySQL database folders, but I've read
> > commentary about how that can corrupt the database if the disk becomes
> > full.
> Ummm, you're going to have the same problem either way when the limit is
> reached, be it a MySQL quota or system quota, if its full, its full.
Use postgres, you can assign tablespaces to a partition of the size you want. When it gets
writes are refused. I'm not sure how nicely that is handled ( in terms of error output )
advantage is that Pg is ACID compliant, so you won't lose data.