How to get rid of those nasty hostname-bin.000* files

These files are binary logs which contain statement events which have updated the database. Typically, these are used in scenarios where the database is replicated between servers. If you're not using replication, however, these files do little more than clutter up your disk.

To stop MySQL from creating these files, simply edit your my.cnf file (probably /etc/mysql/my.cnf) and comment out the line that reads:


2014-10-31 21:17 Roy Kidder {writeRevision}
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