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Monthly Archives: August 2012

Announcing Percona XtraBackup 2.0.2

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.0.2 on August 13th, 2012. Downloads are available from our download site here and Percona Software Repositories. This release is the current GA (Generally Available) stable release in …

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European and North American Training Schedule Announced

Ensuring that everyone has a chance to attend Percona’s training for MySQL, we are announcing the following dates for Europe. You can always find the current schedule at Percona Training. The dates for Europe are: …

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Recovery deleted ibdata1

Recently I had a case when a customer deleted the InnoDB main table space – ibdata1 – and redo logs – ib_logfile*. MySQL keeps InnoDB files open all the time. The following recovery technique is …

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Dagstuhl Seminar on Database Workload Management

A few weeks ago Bradley Kuszmaul and I attended the Dagstuhl Seminar on Database Workload Management. The Dagstuhl computer science research center is (remotely) located in the countryside in Saarland, Germany. The actual building is …

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MySQL Indexing: Best Practices Webinar

I’m hosting MySQL Indexes: Best Practices Webinar next week, Wednesday August 15. In which I will talk about how MySQL indexes are structured and how they can be used, as well as go over the …

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Filling the tmp partition with persistent connections

The use of tmpfs/ramfs as /tmp partition is a common trick to improve the performance of on-disk temporary tables. Servers usually have less RAM than disk space so those kind of partitions are very limited …

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Avoiding SST when adding new Percona XtraDB Cluster node

Some people want to use a backup to prepare a new Percona XtraDB Cluster node. They want this to avoid State Snapshot Transfer that could slow down the donor (depending of the SST method you …

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Real World Compression

Benchmarking is a tricky thing, especially when it comes to compression. Some data compresses quite well while other data does not compress at all. Storing jpeg images in a BLOB column produces 0% compression, but …

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