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Re: timestamp, datetime as default value as current_timestamp [PARTITION]
Posted by: Rick James
Date: August 30, 2012 10:35PM

For about 1% overhead, you could have both a DATETIME and a TIMESTAMP. (8+4 bytes)

Or, two TIMESTAMPs, one as a TIMESTAMP, one as an INT UNSIGNED -- and do range partitioning on the INT. (4+4 bytes)

I recommend weekly partitions instead of monthly, unless there is some significance to months in your app. That would lead to about 28 partitions, which I find is a better number.

Partitioning on DATETIME has the spurious checking of the first partition.

> What's the average length of these columns?
Apparently rather small, since the avg_row_length is in the ballpark of 352.

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