Re: Dropping partition will affect index?
Posted by: Rick James
Date: November 18, 2014 09:32AM

DROP PARTITION is much faster than DELETEing. Each PARTITION is (until 5.7.xx) essentially a separate table, complete with a subset of the data plus index(es) specific to that partition. So the DROP PARTITION will have zero effect on the remaining PARTITIONs.

If your table is a sliding timeslice, then read this about how to do the DROP and REORGANIZE to slide forward in time:

I am surprised that you are not complaining about the performance of your DELETE option. With 10s of millions (crores) of records, each partition must be pretty big and the DELETE must be quite invasive.

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