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  1. #1

    Is it better to have MySQL DBs on a different harddrive?


    I a powerful cPanel server and I'm afraid of running out of I/O resources before the CPU and memory. So what do you think about having a different drive for MySQL DBs. Should this lower the risk of running out of I/O resources?

    Please advise.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    San Diego
    No, best to run the MySQL on separate machine.

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    I cannot afford that currently. So is it better to have a single drive for everything or 2 drives; 1 for the server and one for MySQL DBs?

    Please advise.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jun 2006
    Yup 2 drives is better on a different SATA (or whatever) channel. Or it should be from knowledge.. I'm no hardware guru.

    I remember a couple of years ago a dedi provider saying they would do that for me to improve MySQL performance.

  5. #5
    Join Date
    Oct 2005
    United States
    It's best to setup RAID10 or run MySQL on a separate server. However, having a different drive for MySQL db will improve the performance a bit (go this way if your budget is limited).
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  6. #6
    Join Date
    Feb 2008
    Miami FL
    yes, It is better.

    But not very much since a single SATA would not be enough for SQL.

    The best would be single drive (if you are in budget) SCSI or SAS.

    Performance is very noticable.

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