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Cannot Initialize ibdata1 File Larger Than 2GiB in 8.0 (But Works Fine in Previous Versions) (Doc ID 2534363.1)

Last updated on FEBRUARY 27, 2020

Applies to:

MySQL Server - Version 8.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.


Why can't ibdata be initialized to more than two GiB in 8.0?

The problem is seen like this :


In MySQL 8.0, the ibdata1 file is created 2GiB in size (silently).  This is unexpected.


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