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innodb file won't shrink

I'm using INNODB with mysql 4.0.12 and a single data file:

innodb_data_file_path = ibdata1:10M:autoextend

My database has grown out of hand though and I am almost out of disk

/dev/sdb1 35859376 34878228 981148 98% /

ls -l:
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql mysql 35406217216 Jul 8 21:00 ibdata1

I have deleted a large portion of the database but the file size has
not shrunk. I understand that it has autoextended to this size but am
hoping that there is some command/utility that can shrink it down or
take off extents since I really need some disk space back. Am I off
base? Does anything like this exist?


Jul 19 '05 #1
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I found the following thread:


That was from 2001 and talks about the potential for INNODB tools...
does anyone know if any work has been made on those? I just can't
believe that there's no real way for me to make this file smaller when
the space is no longer needed/used... the suggested -> dump the
database and then recreate it just won't since I have a 34+GB db and
no more space on my drive?

Anyone? Please!

Jul 19 '05 #2
In order to shrink a MySQL database look at:

buy another disk to add space and go back to the url above.
Oct 9 '05 #3

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