[thelist] tuning MySQL

Matt McKeon matt at camadro.com
Tue Nov 28 13:45:53 CST 2006

This week at work we just got a new MySQL DB server because the our old 
one was fading fast. So, I started to moved some of the traffic over to 
it and its a Xeon 2.4ghz with 2GB RAM. I would think it would hold up 
pretty well as just a DB server, but after a few hours of use it started 
to kack.

After 2.5 hours with about 20k of queries 11k of them failed according 
to phpMyAdmin.
So I'm asking what can I do to optimize this? I have primary keys and 
the scripts that are connecting to it are only doing 1-2 SELECT's and 1 
I increased max_connections, and query_cache_size but it just isn't 
doing it. I'm just not sure where to begin to look for bottle necks. Any 


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