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I have Zabbix monitoring a MySQL server, the MySQL Command Counter chart is nice, but a large portion of the graph shows massive Questions, Unlike SELECT or INSERT, what does Question mean in MySQL & Zabbix?

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According to the docs at, "questions" appears to be just a total of any queries (including SELECT, INSERT, etc.).

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Questions is the sum of all queries performed by MySQL Db. Is very usefeul when you need perform tuning on data base side.

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