InnoDB Plugin for MySQL - Early Adopter Release User's Guide
This is the User's Guide for InnoDB Plugin 1.0 for MySQL 5.1 - Early Adopter Release, generated on Apr 15 2008(rev 159).Copyright © 2008 Innobase Oy. All rights reserved.Copyright © 2008 Oracle. All rights reserved.
Starting with version 5.1, MySQL AB has promoted the idea of a “pluggable” storage engine architecture [http:// solutions.mysql.com/engines.html], which permits multiple storage engines to be added to MySQL. Beginning withMySQL version 5.1, it is possible for users to swap out one version of InnoDB and use another. The pluggable storageengine architecture also permits Innobase Oy to release new versions of InnoDB containing bug fixes and new featuresindependently of the release cycle for MySQL.This User's Guide documents the installation and removal procedures and the additional features of the InnoDB Plugin1.0 for MySQL 5.1.
WARNING: Because the InnoDB Plugin introduces a new file format, restrictions apply to the use of the pluginwith earlier versions of InnoDB, when using
or MySQL replication and if you use the InnoDB HotBackup utility. See Section 1.4, “Operational Restrictions”.
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