The InnoDB Shared Tablespace (ibdata1) is Growing in Spite of Using innodb_file_per_table (Doc ID 1472410.1)

Last updated on OCTOBER 18, 2016

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

In spite of using innodb_file_per_table the shared tablespace (ibdata1) keeps growing. It would be expected when not storing data in the shared tablespace that the shared tablespace would not continue to grow.

Cause

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