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Fixed #8964 -- Added a note that MyISAM may not necessarily be the de…

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storage engine for MySQL. Some packagers seem to like causing confusion.


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Malcolm Tredinnick authored October 05, 2008

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  1. 8  docs/ref/databases.txt
8  docs/ref/databases.txt
@@ -50,8 +50,8 @@ Storage engines
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 MySQL has several `storage engines`_ (previously called table types). You can
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 change the default storage engine in the server configuration.
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-The default engine is MyISAM_. The main drawback of MyISAM is that it doesn't
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-currently support transactions or foreign keys. On the plus side, it's
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+The default engine is MyISAM_ [#]_. The main drawback of MyISAM is that it
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+doesn't currently support transactions or foreign keys. On the plus side, it's
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 currently the only engine that supports full-text indexing and searching.
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 The InnoDB_ engine is fully transactional and supports foreign key references.
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 .. _SolidDB: http://forge.mysql.com/projects/project.php?id=139
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 .. _Falcon: http://dev.mysql.com/doc/falcon/en/index.html
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+.. [#] Unless this was changed by the packager of your MySQL package. We've
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+   had reports that the Windows Community Server installer sets up InnoDB as
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+   the default storage engine, for example.
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 MySQLdb
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