Comment from: dAniel hAhler [Visitor]
dAniel hAhler

AFAIK binary logs are only needed for replication, not with a single server.
..and for “restore operations", as per http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.0/en/binary-log.html

You might want to disable them completely.

10/15/07 @ 01:50
Comment from: Gordon [Visitor]

^Exactly. Bin logs are only needed for replicated setups. You can disable binlogging by commenting out the appropriate line in my.cnf.

11/30/07 @ 01:42
Comment from: Ronald Bradford [Visitor]
Ronald Bradford

MySQL Binary logs are critical for point in time recovery. i.e. all the data inserted/changed since your last static backup.

The comments about only needed for replication is not the full story.

09/10/11 @ 22:45

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