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How To Test Your Upgrades – pt-upgrade

 | December 29, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs

Upgrades are usually one of the biggest part of any database infrastructure maintenance. Even with enough planning something else can go bad after sending your production application to the version you’ve upgraded to. Let’s look at how one Percona Toolkit tool, pt-upgrade can help you identify what to expect and test your upgrades better which […]

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Call for nominations to the MySQL Council

 | December 28, 2011 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

The MySQL council is looking for candidates for 2012.  Based on community feedback, this will be an open nomination process (and you can nominate yourself). The MySQL council advocates for the MySQL community, and needs community leaders to help address issues such as keeping the bug database open and keeping the user conference from fragmenting. […]

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Solving INFORMATION_SCHEMA slowness

 | December 23, 2011 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

Many of us find INFORMATION_SCHEMA painfully slow to work it when it comes to retrieving table meta data. Many people resort to using file system tools instead to find for example how much space innodb tables are using and things like it. Besides being just slow accessing information_schema can often impact server performance dramatically. The […]

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XtraBackup 1.6.4 respin

 | December 22, 2011 |  Posted In: Percona Software

Very shortly after the XtraBackup 1.6.4 binaries hit the downloads site and repositories, it was found to have a bug where the master information was not properly stored, thus breaking point in time recovery and the ability to start a slave from a backup. This was caught and fixed really quickly and we’ve re-spun the […]

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