IUS MySQL – how to enable the Archive storage engine

IUS is a great way of getting more recent versions of PHP and MySQL onto a Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) or Centos server than are normally available – without the trouble of having to compile them yourself.

Here is how to add the Archive storage engine to IUS MySql. This applies to MySQL 5.1.41 but will probably be the same for subsequent versions.

  1. Install the Archive storage engine as a plugin:
    yum install mysql51-plugins-archive*
  2. Tell MySQL to include the plugin via a client program:
    INSTALL PLUGIN ARCHIVE SONAME ‘ha_archive.so’

That’s all there is to it.

The blackhole, example, federated and innodb (beta) plugins are also available – you can view the list here.

UPDATE 15/07/10

This isn’t required any more (version 5.1.48-2) the Archive storage engine is now built in.

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