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MySQL 5.1 Stability

 | June 30, 2008 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

I have been helping customer today to resolve his lockups in production by downgrading from MySQL 5.1.25 to 5.0 We have other customers (and our own projects as well) which run on MySQL 5.1 successfully but I can’t it is on par with MySQL 5.0 stability yet. This given customer was running MyISAM on FreeBSD […]

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Resyncing table on MySQL Slave

 | June 29, 2008 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

Sometimes MySQL Replication may run out of sync – because of its own buts or operational limitations or because of application mistake, such as writing to the slave when you should be only writing to the master. In any case you need slave to be synced with Master. To discover the difference between Master and […]

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Web Site Optimization: FrontEnd and BackEnd

 | June 26, 2008 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers

I spent Monday and Tuesday this week on Velocity Conference It was quite interesting event worth attending and it was very good to see the problems in this are going beyond Apache, PHP, Memcache and MySQL. A lot of talks on this conference was focusing on what is called “FrontEnd”. The meaning of Frontend is […]

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Percona is looking for a Perl and Python expert

 | June 24, 2008 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

If you’re a Perl and/or Python expert (preferably both), Percona may have a job for you. We’re looking to either hire or sponsor significant development efforts for some open-source tools for MySQL, including but not limited to Maatkit and the Master-Master Replication Manager. This could be full-time or part-time, depending on the person and what […]

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Neat tricks for the MySQL command-line pager

 | June 23, 2008 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

How many of you use the mysql command-line client?  And did you know about the pager command you can give it?  It’s pretty useful.  It tells mysql to pipe the output of your commands through the specified program before displaying it to you. Here’s the most basic thing I can think of to do with […]

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Will Falcon fly?

 | June 22, 2008 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

Why one may wonder, it’s just Swedish beer (State of Doplhin, MySQL UC 2006). One week ago Jim Starkey sent message http://www.firebirdnews.org/?p=1742 so he will not work for MySQL anymore and starting new project. While that’s fully Jim Starkey’s personal decision, I expected some comments about Falcon future development from MySQL / Sun side. Jim […]

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Lighttpd as reverse proxy

 | June 17, 2008 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers

We often recommend to set lighttpd in front of apache to handle http requests (more about https://www.percona.com/blog/2006/05/21/speedup-your-lamp-stack-with-lighttpd/ ) , redirect dynamic requests to apache and handle static files by itself. I just gathered step-by-step instruction how to do that in 10 minutes, as it may be not so obvious.

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Speaking on Velocity and Book Signing

 | June 13, 2008 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements

I should have written about it a while ago but I never had a change. I’m speaking at Velocity conference taking place in the Bay Area 23-24 of June. At the same conference we will have a book signing event for our book High Performance MySQL 2nd Edition which is finally in printing and should […]

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How would you compress your MySQL Backup

 | June 5, 2008 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

Backing up MySQL Database most people compress them – which can make a good sense in terms of backup and recovery speed as well as space needed or be a serious bottleneck depending on circumstances and approach used. First I should mention this question mainly arises for medium and large size databases – for databases […]

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