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MySQL® Administrator's Guide by MySQL AB

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6 MySQL Optimization

Optimization is a complex task because ultimately it requires understanding of the entire system to be optimized. Although it may be possible to perform some local optimizations with little knowledge of your system or application, the more optimal you want your system to become, the more you will have to know about it.

This chapter tries to explain and give some examples of different ways to optimize MySQL. Remember, however, that there are always additional ways to make the system even faster, although they may require increasing effort to achieve.

6.1 Optimization Overview

The most important factor in making a system fast is its basic design. You also need to know what kinds of things your system will be doing, and ...

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