MySQL Database Size Limitation

Posted on 2011-04-22
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What is the size limitation on MySQL databases?  Can they hold a terabyte of data like MS SQL Server?  I've seen a few web pages describing it, but I can't decipher it.
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Dave Baldwin earned 1700 total points
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Here's the info from MySQL: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/full-table.html  Note that they are talking about 'table' sizes, not database sizes.   Each table is in it's own file but a database can be many file in a directory.
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by:Guy Hengel [angelIII / a3]
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just to clarify that this depends on the database engine you use, aka InnoDB, MyIsam etc ..
while for MyIsam, the limitation is per table, for InnoDb, you create tablespaces with 1 or many files ...

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