Automatically Dropping Old Partitions in MySQL and MariaDB: Part 2

Geoff MonteeMariaDB, MySQL, Partitioning3 Comments

In a previous blog post, I showed how a DBA could configure MySQL or MariaDB to automatically drop old partitions. Some readers provided some feedback on some issues that they’ve run into while doing similar operations. Specifically: It can sometimes help to maintain an empty first partition when partitioning by dates, since partition pruning cannot always eliminate the first partition. … Read More