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MySQL Cluster Local Checkpoint (LCP) and Global Checkpoint (GCP)
MySQL Cluster is mainly an in-memory database. Nevertheless it requires a good I/O system for writing various different information to disk.
The information MySQL Cluster writes to disk are the:
- Global Checkpoints (GCP) which are the transactions.
- Local Checkpoints (LCP) which is a dirty image of the data.
In the following schema (a 2-node Cluster) you can see what is related to each other:
Please find here the meaning of each parameter: