throttling mysqldump

William Attwood wattwood at
Mon Dec 29 16:11:59 MST 2008

Hmmm.  You can set the MySQLDump memory usage in your MySQL Configuration
file.  [mysqldump]
max_allowed_packet = 16M

That should help with the processor load spike, hopefully.


On Mon, Dec 29, 2008 at 4:06 PM, Ryan Byrd <ryanbyrd at> wrote:

> So, let's say there is this centos box is running a mysql database
> that has db tables that are pretty big, (some > 1x10^6 rows)
> and when one runs mysqldump on the database, it spikes the load
> average, as reported by top, on the box to about 15
> this box also is running apache
> when the load average spikes to 10, apache pages are SLOW to load.
> how can one throttle the mysqldump so it doesn't use as many system
> resources?
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