[wp-hackers] set/modify the auto-incrementing ID of the wp_postmeta.

Haluk Karamete halukkaramete at gmail.com
Mon Aug 13 21:12:13 UTC 2012

Is it OK to index the meta_value field of the wp_postmeta?
According to phpmyadmin, meta_id, post_id and meta_key are already indexed.
I'm sure there must be a good reason for meta_value to come not indexed.

But what if you want indexed.
With 32M recs in it now, I'm getting no response from the phpmyadmin
when I query meta_value for a specific value.
post_id, meta_id takes about 0.0X secs. querying meta_val simply times out.

That brought the question, well, should we indexed the table? The only
field not indexed there is the meta_val.
Even if you go say to that? well, how am I gonna index that huge data.
It's already 5Gb.

For sure, it will time out, if I try the running it from the command
line 9 which I do not know how to begin with ), how long would it
take? Will I be able to stop the process ( when started from the
command line ) in case it slows down database server  effecting my
live web site.

On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 1:43 PM, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> On Sat, Aug 11, 2012 at 2:49 PM, Haluk Karamete <halukkaramete at gmail.com> wrote:
>> Wasn't there a trick to run the shell commands right from within a php
>> page thru the use of a back tick char?
>> would that do the trick of starting a php process from within a php
>> page rather than going to the console and starting it manually?
> No. There's no good way to run a long running process via a web
> request. Nor would you really want to do so. Loads of bad karma lies
> down that path, friend.
> If this is a one time thing, then just run it from a direct shell. Fast, easy.
> If this is something generic that you'll have to do repeatedly from a
> web page, then rearchitect so that it keeps track of state, pulls
> small numbers at a time, and refreshes every so often to start the
> process back up to thus continue where it left off.
> -Otto
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