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Percona Server 5.1 with Galera replication

 | July 14, 2011 |  Posted In: MySQL


As you may know I closely follow Galera replication development, and right now I am evaluating how it performs in our benchmarks. Of course my closest interest is Percona Server, so I made port of Galera from MySQL/InnoDB-plugin to Percona Server 5.1.57. Right now it is only in source code https://code.launchpad.net/~vadim-tk/percona-server/percona-galera-5.1.57, but it brings couple good things:

  • It is based on Percona Server with XtraDB, with all its performance and diagnostic improvements
  • It contains scripts for xtrabackup node propagation, which provides minimal impact on the cluster when new node joins

You are welcome to try it, however it is not recommended to use in production, as my port is on very early stage yet.
If it shows good result in evaluation, we are going to provide Percona Server binaries with Galera replication module.

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Vadim Tkachenko

Vadim Tkachenko co-founded Percona in 2006 and serves as its Chief Technology Officer. Vadim leads Percona Labs, which focuses on technology research and performance evaluations of Percona’s and third-party products. Percona Labs designs no-gimmick tests of hardware, filesystems, storage engines, and databases that surpass the standard performance and functionality scenario benchmarks. Vadim’s expertise in LAMP performance and multi-threaded programming help optimize MySQL and InnoDB internals to take full advantage of modern hardware. Oracle Corporation and its predecessors have incorporated Vadim’s source code patches into the mainstream MySQL and InnoDB products. He also co-authored the book High Performance MySQL: Optimization, Backups, and Replication 3rd Edition.


  • Henrik,

    Incremental is not yet supported, it requires support on Galera and InnoDB side, so it may be not so fast implementation.

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