August 31, 2014

LVM read performance during snapshots

For the same customer I am exploring ZFS for backups, the twin server is using regular LVM and XFS. On this twin, I have setup mylvmbackup for a more conservative backup approach. I quickly found some odd behaviors, the backup was taking much longer than what I was expecting. It is not the first time […]

ZFS on Linux and MySQL

I am currently working with a large customer and I am involved with servers located in two data centers, one with Solaris servers and the other one with Linux servers. The Solaris side is cleverly setup using zones and ZFS and this provides a very low virtualization overhead. I learned quite a lot about these […]

The write cache: Swap insanity tome III

Swapping has always been something bad for MySQL performance but it is even more important for HA systems. It is so important to avoid swapping with HA that NDB cluster basically forbids calling malloc after the startup phase and hence its rather complex configuration. Probably most readers of this blog know (or should know) about […]

Concatenating MyISAM files

Recently, I found myself involved in the migration of a large read-only InnoDB database to MyISAM (eventually packed). The only issue was that for one of the table, we were talking of 5 TB of data, 23B rows. Not small… I calculated that with something like insert into MyISAM_table… select * from Innodb_table… would take […]

Upcoming webinar on PRM

Just a reminder that Wednesday the 26th at 10am Pacific time, I’ll give a webinar on PRM, the Percona replication manager. During the webinar, I’ll walk you through the setup of a PRM cluster and show you how to perform some basic management tasks. If you are interested, click here to register. See you Wednesday! […]

Percona replication manager (PRM) documentation available (beta)

Since the new MySQL Pacemaker resource agent supporting PRM is now included in version 3.9.3 of the official Pacemaker resource agents package and things have stabilized a bit, I have been able to write some documentation. I wrote a first draft of the PRM documentation that is likely far from perfect, but I hope it […]

PLMCE High Availability Deep Dive slides and Document

The slides and accompanying document of the High availability deep dive tutorial have all been uploaded and can be downloaded from the link below: http://box.com/perconalive2012 For the slides, you’ll find a PDF and a pptx version, the gdocs animations works somewhat OK with pptx. Also, the VMs will stay available from a at least few […]

High Availability Deep Dive tutorial at PLMCE

(a slightly modify rebroadcast of Florian’s post) If you are interested by High availability solution with MySQL, Florian Haas from and myself myself will be co-presenting next Tuesday a tutorial on the topic. It is never too late to register! For the ones who are already registered, here’s advance information which you will find useful. […]

Percona Replication Manager, a solution for MySQL high availability with replication using Pacemaker

The content of this article is outdated, look here for more up to date information. Over the last year, the frustration of many of us at Percona regarding issues with MMM has grown to a level where we started looking at other ways of achieving higher availability using MySQL replication. One of the weakness of […]

NDB tutorial at Percona Live London + Free TIcket Give Away

In a month, the 24th of October, Johan Andersson (severalnines.com) and I will be giving a full day tutorial on NDB cluster which will include both presentations and hands-on. Be ready for a fast ramp-up on NDB! Among items covered: – Achitecture – Installation – Loading data – Administration (common procedures) – Node recovery – […]