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Slow index build on 77 million row table
Posted by: Todd Schmitter
Date: December 17, 2004 06:54AM

We have been using mysql (4.1.7-standard) successfully for about 1 year to store system performance data. Our largest table is 22GB with 77 million rows. I am currently attempting to create a new index on one column of this table and the index build has been running for over 12 hours. Is this to be expected, and, if so, why is the create index process so slow?

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