Percona XtraBackup 8.0.4 Is Now Available

Percona XtraBackup 8.0

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 8.0.4 on December 10, 2018. You can download it from our download site and apt and yum repositories.
Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods of downtime. Offered free as an open source solution, […]

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MySQL 8 and The FRM Drop… How To Recover Table DDL

MySQL 8 frm drop recover ddl

… or what I should keep in mind in case of disaster

To retrieve and maintain in SQL format the definition of all tables in a database, is a best practice that we all should adopt. To have that under version control is also another best practice to keep in mind.
While doing that may seem […]

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Nondeterministic Functions in MySQL (i.e. rand) Can Surprise You

MySQL non deterministic functions rand

Working on a test case with sysbench, I encountered this:

MySQL

mysql> select * from sbtest1 where id = round(rand()*10000, 0);
+——+——–+————————————————————————————————————————-+————————————————————-+
| id | k | c […]

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Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.24-26 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MySQL

Percona announces the release of Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.24-26 on December 4, 2018 (downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). This release merges changes of MySQL 5.7.24, including all the bug fixes in it. Percona Server for MySQL 5.7.24-26 is now the current GA release in the 5.7 series. All of Percona’s software is open-source and […]

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MongoDB 4.0: Using ACID Multi-Document Transactions

mongodb 4.0 acid compliant transactions

MongoDB 4.0 is around, and there are a lot of new features and improvements. In this article we’re going to focus on the major feature which is, undoubtedly, the support for multi-document ACID transactions. This novelty for a NoSQL database could be seen as a way to get closer to the relational world. Well, […]

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Percona Live 2019 Call for Papers is Now Open!

Percona Live CFP 2019

Announcing the opening of the Percona Live 2019 Open Source Database Conference call for papers. It will be open from now until January 20, 2019. The Percona Live Open Source Database Conference 2019 takes place May 28-30 in Austin, Texas.
Our theme this year is CONNECT. ACCELERATE. INNOVATE.
As a speaker at Percona Live, you’ll have the opportunity […]

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PostgreSQL Streaming Physical Replication With Slots

postgres replication using slots

PostgreSQL streaming physical replication with slots simplifies setup and maintenance procedures. Usually, you should estimate disk usage for the Write Ahead Log (WAL) and provide appropriate limitation to the number of segments and setup of the WAL archive procedure. In this article, you will see how to use replication with slots and understand what problems […]

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Percona Server for MySQL 5.6.42-84.2 Is Now Available

Percona Server for MySQL

Percona announces the release of Percona Server 5.6.42-84.2 on November 29, 2018 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories).
Based on MySQL 5.6.42, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.6.42-84.2 is the current GA release in the Percona Server 5.6 series. All of Percona‘s software is open-source and free.
Improvements

PS-4790: Improve user statistics accuracy

Bugs Fixed

Slave replication could break if upstream bug #74145 (FLUSH […]

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MySQL High Availability: Stale Reads and How to Fix Them

solutions for MySQL Stale Reads

Continuing on the series of blog posts about MySQL High Availability, today we will talk about stale reads and how to overcome this issue.
The Problem
Stale reads is a read operation that fetches an incorrect value from a source that has not synchronized an update operation to the value (source Wiktionary).
A practical scenario is when […]

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What Happens If You Set innodb_open_files Higher Than open_files_limit?

MySQL innodb_open_files open_file_limit settings

The settings of MySQL configuration variables have a fundamental impact on the performance of your database system. Sometimes it can be a little tricky to predict how changing one variable can affect others, and especially when dealing with cases like the one I’ll describe in this post, where the outcome is not very intuitive. […]

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