my.cnf example. Suppose that you have a Linux computer with 2GB RAM and three 60GB hard disks at directory paths
/dr3. The following example shows possible configuration parameters in
[mysqld] # You can write your other MySQL server options here # ... innodb_data_home_dir = # # Data files must be able to hold your data and indexes innodb_data_file_path = /ibdata/ibdata1:2000M;/dr2/ibdata/ibdata2:2000M:autoextend # # Set buffer pool size to 50-80% of your computer's memory, # but make sure on Linux x86 total memory usage is < 2GB innodb_buffer_pool_size=1G innodb_additional_mem_pool_size=20M innodb_log_group_home_dir = /dr3/iblogs # innodb_log_files_in_group = 2 # # Set the log file size to about 25% of the buffer pool size innodb_log_file_size=250M innodb_log_buffer_size=8M # innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit=1 innodb_lock_wait_timeout=50 # # Uncomment the next lines if you want to use them #innodb_thread_concurrency=5
In some cases, database performance improves the if all data is not placed on the same physical disk. Putting log files on a different disk from data is very often beneficial for performance. The example illustrates how to do this. It places the two data files on different disks and places the log files on the third disk.
InnoDB fills the tablespace beginning with the first data file. You can also use raw disk partitions (raw devices) as
InnoDB data files, which may speed up I/O.