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What is the file ibdata1 ?

asked 2014-05-14 08:44:09 -0500

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Hello I am running out of space on my controller (on our POC cloud) and during some search, my colleague find a binary file with the path /var/lib/ibdata1

Does anyone know what is that file for ? or know how much space I should anticipate to give it ?


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answered 2014-05-15 02:51:08 -0500


this is the file where MySQL service store data for InnoDB engine.

I think you have a big DB that you have to purge. :-)


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Hi, when I read the file, it seems to gather all information about metadata of instances & services of openstack. But I don't know what to do from there ^^ Can U tell me what for is used the InnoDB? & if U know if this file large as 5 Gigs is as large as a production like file for a cloud of 50vm ?

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