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Old 31 Mar 2008, 00:31
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Strange files in database directory

Can anyone tell me what these files are? They are in the directory for my vbulletin database.

-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 1024 Mar 24 21:58 #sql-2d45_1901c.MYI
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 1024 Mar 24 22:30 #sql-2d45_19143.MYI
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 1024 Mar 24 22:42 #sql-2d45_191a6.MYI
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 1024 Mar 24 22:52 #sql-2d45_191ea.MYI
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 1024 Mar 25 15:40 #sql-2d45_1b16d.MYI
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 2048 Mar 26 22:07 #sql-2d45_23609.MYI
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 2048 Mar 26 22:13 #sql-2d45_236c5.MYI
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 18432 Mar 26 22:29 #sql-2d45_2378f.MYI
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 18432 Mar 26 22:30 #sql-2d45_237be.MYI
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 18432 Mar 26 22:34 #sql-2d45_237fd.MYI
-rw-rw---- 1 mysql staff 18432 Mar 26 22:46 #sql-2d45_238a2.MYI
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 07:11
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They are the database files. And this instantly screams into my head: DO NOT TOUCH!
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Old 31 Mar 2008, 10:22
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These are probably temporary files created by MySQL. Why your host has choosen to store them in the database directory instead of /tmp i don't know.
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