Hi all,

This is my first post, so I hope I have it in the right place.

I am setting up a virtual Ubuntu server to act uniquely as a MySQL slave. The master does not have huge traffic, so I'm hoping to get by with something lie 512 - 1024 M of RAM.

The size of the Master is, however, quite large. And after 8 hours or so, the dump file is still not loaded.

My question is, what improvements should I make temporarily to get the dump file loaded more quickly? Should I add more RAM, more processor power, etc?

Thanks in advance.

Tom