MyISAM quote of the day

Seen in #maatkit on Freenode:

I never realized just how terrible recovering MyISAM from a crash can be

Sad but true – it can be pretty painful. This is one of the reasons I pretty much recommend InnoDB (okay, okay, XtraDB) for most data unless it’s read-only.

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I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and lots of open-source software for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB. More about me.