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Re: Slow index build on 77 million row table
Posted by: STARYNKEVITCH Basile
Date: December 21, 2004 12:14AM

Todd Schmitter wrote:
> 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?

I think a similar issue was covered on the "General" or "Performance" forum a few weeks ago... (I don't know when & where exactly). IIRC, locking the table should help.

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