My innodb files are starting to get pretty large (80% of the mysql partition). I'm thinking that I want to enable the innodb_file_per_table option (which is enabled by default for mysql version 5.6.6 and up where the gateway is using 5.5.53). I found the /etc/my.cnf and noticed there was also a my.cnf.ssg (not used in the startup according to ps aufx | grep mysql). so, now I have two questions; first can I add that option without breaking anything, and second do I have to add it to the second file (my.cnf.ssg) as well (which I'm guessing is a backup used for updating database configuration options in the patching process)?
I ask because I have seen manually editing some files causes issues (i.e. changing iptables breaks the gateway's ownership of it in policy manager, etc).