MySQL cannot erase data
For eight years it has been known (andThis is a veritable showstopper.
Verified) that MySQL does not release diskspace it has claimed in its
ibdatax files. The bug leads to full disks and database outages since the only way arround it is to shut down the DB, dump it (consuming even more space) scrubbing the disk and restoring from dump.
Fri, 13 Jan 2012
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