MySQL ibdata1 growing and growing and growing and...
RHEL5, mysql-5.0.45-7.el5, and I know jack about MySQL.
/var/lib/mysql/ibdata1 just keeps growing bigger and bigger. I believe it may be logging each transaction. I really need to stop this... it's on a VM with limited disk space, and I really don't care if transactions cannot be recovered.
1) How do I shrink the file? Right now, my best guess is to dump the databases, stop mysqld, delete /var/lib/mysql/ibdata1, start mysqld, hope it works, and restore the databases. Yes/no?
2) How do I tell mysqld to not keep collecting gigabytes of information? If there's an easy way to have it keep the last X days worth, great. If not, how do I tell it to not do any logging at all, if that's what it's doing?
You need to read this part of the manual: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/...iguration.html and maybe look at Per-Table Tablespaces http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/...blespaces.html
However, the key thing in the first link is:
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