How to clear the database cache in mysql 8 innodb?

by edmond_brakus , in category: MySQL , 13 days ago

How to clear the database cache in mysql 8 innodb?

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by addison , 10 days ago

@edmond_brakus 

To clear the database cache in MySQL 8 InnoDB, you can follow these steps:

  1. Connect to the MySQL server using the SQL client (e.g., MySQL command-line client, phpMyAdmin, or MySQL Workbench).
  2. Issue the following SQL query to check the current cache size and status: SHOW VARIABLES LIKE 'innodb_buffer_pool_size';
  3. If the cache is dynamically allocated, you can clear it by changing the value of the innodb_buffer_pool_size variable. Set it to a lower value to force the cache to clear. For example, if the current value is 4G, you can set it to 2G using the following SQL query: SET GLOBAL innodb_buffer_pool_size = 2G;
  4. Wait for a few minutes to allow the cache to clear. You can check the progress by monitoring the status of the Innodb_buffer_pool_bytes_data variable. For example, you can issue the following SQL query: SHOW GLOBAL STATUS LIKE 'Innodb_buffer_pool_bytes_data';
  5. Once the cache has cleared, you can restore the original buffer pool size by setting the innodb_buffer_pool_size variable back to its original value. For example: SET GLOBAL innodb_buffer_pool_size = 4G;


Note that clearing the cache will result in decreased performance until the cache is refilled with data from disk. Additionally, if you have a dedicated MySQL server, it's recommended to schedule regular server restarts to clear the cache and provide a fresh start.