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XF 1.2 InnoDB : username change after switch from MyISAM to InnoDB takes ages

Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Problems' started by allewreK, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. allewreK

    allewreK Active Member


    Yeterday I changed all my tables to InnoDB because they were MyISAM for more than 2 years because of an import from vbulletin.

    The problem is that, since I made the change, it takes like 3 minutes to change an username. It's strange, since changing the user's email on the same account is fine.

    Any ideas ? I have a quite big database.

  2. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    Looks like you just switched the table engines without any optimizing for InnoDB. Your MySQL server has to be configured for InnoDB if you only used Myisam before.

    In addition some settings have to be applied before switching the engines because it is not possible to change them at a running InnoDB server.
  3. Jeremy

    Jeremy Well-Known Member

    Username changes have to search and update quite a bit of tables where email updates need to update one field in one table.
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  4. allewreK

    allewreK Active Member

    Ok I understand what it's longer.

    Brogan suggested me that I could do it on a live server without known problems. What would you suggest me to do now that it has been done ? Because except for that problem, my board is really fast, a specially on message and conversations insert !
  5. HWS

    HWS Well-Known Member

    I suggest that you take a look at your my.cnf and optimize the InnoDB settings according to your needs and your server hardware.

    A simple user name change should not take 3 minutes!
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  6. digitalpoint

    digitalpoint Well-Known Member

    With everything else being equal (a tuned setup for MyISAM tables and a tuned setup for InnoDB tables), it's probably always going to be a little slower for InnoDB because it has the overhead of managing record locks. But yeah... it shouldn't take minutes.
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