Why is Data Smaller in Mysqldump Than in the InnoDB Database? (Doc ID 2017105.1)

Last updated on AUGUST 03, 2015

Applies to:

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

Goal

Why is the size of a mysqldump backup file smaller than the same data when stored in an InnoDB database?
 

Solution

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