Thanks for the reply - see below for output of the tuning script:
MySQL Version 5.5.28-0ubuntu0.12.04.2 x86_64
Uptime = 6 days 23 hrs 54 min 47 sec
Avg. qps = 18
Total Questions = 11186035
Threads Connected = 9
Server has been running for over 48hrs.
It should be safe to follow these recommendations
To find out more information on how each of these
runtime variables effects performance visit:
for info about MySQL’s Enterprise Monitoring and Advisory Service
The slow query log is NOT enabled.
Current long_query_time = 10.000000 sec.
You have 1966 out of 11186056 that take longer than 10.000000 sec. to complete
Your long_query_time seems to be fine
BINARY UPDATE LOG
The binary update log is NOT enabled.
You will not be able to do point in time recovery
Current thread_cache_size = 8
Current threads_cached = 4
Current threads_per_sec = 0
Historic threads_per_sec = 0
Your thread_cache_size is fine
Current max_connections = 150
Current threads_connected = 9
Historic max_used_connections = 76
The number of used connections is 50% of the configured maximum.
Your max_connections variable seems to be fine.
Current InnoDB index space = 108 M
Current InnoDB data space = 135 M
Current InnoDB buffer pool free = 0 %
Current innodb_buffer_pool_size = 128 M
Depending on how much space your innodb indexes take up it may be safe
to increase this value to up to 2 / 3 of total system memory
Max Memory Ever Allocated : 380 M
Configured Max Per-thread Buffers : 403 M
Configured Max Global Buffers : 176 M
Configured Max Memory Limit : 579 M
Physical Memory : 2.94 G
Max memory limit seem to be within acceptable norms
Current MyISAM index space = 195 K
Current key_buffer_size = 16 M
Key cache miss rate is 1 : 100
Key buffer free ratio = 81 %
Your key_buffer_size seems to be fine
Query cache is enabled
Current query_cache_size = 16 M
Current query_cache_used = 10 M
Current query_cache_limit = 1 M
Current Query cache Memory fill ratio = 67.91 %
Current query_cache_min_res_unit = 4 K
MySQL won’t cache query results that are larger than query_cache_limit in size
Current sort_buffer_size = 2 M
Current read_rnd_buffer_size = 256 K
Sort buffer seems to be fine
Current join_buffer_size = 132.00 K
You have had 5570 queries where a join could not use an index properly
You should enable “log-queries-not-using-indexes”
Then look for non indexed joins in the slow query log.
If you are unable to optimize your queries you may want to increase your
join_buffer_size to accommodate larger joins in one pass.
Note! This script will still suggest raising the join_buffer_size when
ANY joins not using indexes are found.
OPEN FILES LIMIT
Current open_files_limit = 1024 files
The open_files_limit should typically be set to at least 2x-3x
that of table_cache if you have heavy MyISAM usage.
Your open_files_limit value seems to be fine
Current table_open_cache = 400 tables
Current table_definition_cache = 400 tables
You have a total of 328 tables
You have 400 open tables.
Current table_cache hit rate is 0%
, while 100% of your table cache is in use
You should probably increase your table_cache
Current max_heap_table_size = 16 M
Current tmp_table_size = 16 M
Of 2163931 temp tables, 27% were created on disk
Perhaps you should increase your tmp_table_size and/or max_heap_table_size
to reduce the number of disk-based temporary tables
Note! BLOB and TEXT columns are not allow in memory tables.
If you are using these columns raising these values might not impact your
ratio of on disk temp tables.
Current read_buffer_size = 128 K
Current table scan ratio = 262 : 1
read_buffer_size seems to be fine
Current Lock Wait ratio = 1 : 417
You may benefit from selective use of InnoDB.
If you have long running SELECT’s against MyISAM tables and perform
frequent updates consider setting ‘low_priority_updates=1’
If you have a high concurrency of inserts on Dynamic row-length tables
consider setting ‘concurrent_insert=ALWAYS’.