Solved

Maximum Table Size MySQL

Posted on 2008-06-25
2
1,201 Views
Last Modified: 2012-06-21
Hello,

Can someone provide me with a brief primer on maximum capabilities of MySQL in terms of record storage and file size?
I have two specific examples:
1.) I have one database with over 200 tables. Is there a limit?
2.) I have one table that contains 23,000 records, and is the following size
Data 8,155 KB
Index 250,880 Bytes
Total 8,400 KB
At what point am I going to experience performance issues? Is this still a drop in the bucket or am I reaching the ceiling?
Thanks!
Audg
0
Comment
Question by:aberns
2 Comments
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
kosmoraios earned 250 total points
ID: 21869750
Both the maximum database size and number of tables are determined not by MySQL, but by the size constraints and the limits on the number of files for that operating system. Since each table has files associated with it, there is a theoretical limit based on number of files and file size for that OS.

I've had tables with several million records, and databases with several thousand tables. So I'd say that as long as your tables are optimized and your hardware can keep up, what you've got is a drop in the bucket.

Have fun!
0
 
LVL 20

Expert Comment

by:virmaior
ID: 21870178
concerning size, that's still a drop in the bucket.  But if you don't set your indexes correctly and design your tables properly,  you could already be experiencing performance problems.
0

Featured Post

6 Surprising Benefits of Threat Intelligence

All sorts of threat intelligence is available on the web. Intelligence you can learn from, and use to anticipate and prepare for future attacks.

Join & Write a Comment

I annotated my article on ransomware somewhat extensively, but I keep adding new references and wanted to put a link to the reference library.  Despite all the reference tools I have on hand, it was not easy to find a way to do this easily. I finall…
CCModeler offers a way to enter basic information like entities, attributes and relationships and export them as yEd or erviz diagram. It also can import existing Access or SQL Server tables with relationships.
Video by: Steve
Using examples as well as descriptions, step through each of the common simple join types, explaining differences in syntax, differences in expected outputs and showing how the queries run along with the actual outputs based upon a simple set of dem…
Polish reports in Access so they look terrific. Take yourself to another level. Equations, Back Color, Alternate Back Color. Write easy VBA Code. Tighten space to use less pages. Launch report from a menu, considering criteria only when it is filled…

760 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

19 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now