MySQL my.cnf performance tuning recommendations

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Try starting with the Percona wizard and comparing their recommendations against your current settings one by one. Don't worry there aren't as many applicable settings as you might think.

https://tools.percona.com/wizard

Update circa 2020: Sorry, this tool reached it's end of life: https://www.percona.com/blog/2019/04/22/end-of-life-query-analyzer-and-mysql-configuration-generator/

Everyone points to key_buffer_size first which you have addressed. With 96GB memory I'd be wary of any tiny default value (likely to be only 96M!).

~ Answered on 2012-06-05 21:52:50


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