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Percona Live London 2013 and Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2014

 | November 15, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Live

Thanks to everyone who participated in Percona Live London 2013. We had a great event with nearly 20% higher attendance versus 2012. This year’s conference featured participation by representatives from Oracle including a compelling keynote by Tomas Ulin. The conference featured 10 tutorial sessions on Monday and 4 keynotes and 30 breakout sessions on Tuesday. […]

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MySQL & Sphinx: Register now for Nov. 20 Webinar

 | November 13, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Technical Webinars

Sphinx is a free, open-source search server that integrates nicely with MySQL. It provides a fast, scalable, and pluggable search framework. The Sphinx engine possesses a variety of tools enabling you to customize how searching/indexing interacts with or becomes a part of your environment. Join me and Sphinx Search CEO/CTO Andrew Aksyonoff, the founder and creative […]

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Incremental backups with log archiving for XtraDB

 | November 11, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL

Percona Server 5.6.11-60.3 has introduced a new feature called Log Archiving for XtraDB. This feature makes copies of the old log files before they are overwritten, thus saving all the redo log for a write workload. When log archiving is enabled, it duplicates all redo log writes in a separate set of files in addition […]

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How Percona tested Percona Server 5.6: A world premiere in advanced testing

 | November 11, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Server

8PM. One of the servers found a critical bug. Hop online and discuss, log bug. 10PM. Patch ready. 10:30PM. New build ready. 10:45PM. New RQG run initiated. This was by no means an uncommon sight during the months of testing that went into Percona Server 5.6, in fact it was commonplace. At a certain point, […]

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QA: Advanced Option Combinatorics (Pairwise Testing): Combinatorial mysqld Option Test Case Generation

 | November 11, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Quality Assurance

How do we ensure that, when we have 35+ testable option combinations for mysqld, we test each and every combination of them? For example: will a different innodb_log_file_size combined with more innodb_log_files_in_group and a modified innodb_fast_shutdown setting truly not affect Percona’s log archiving feature? Most option-related bugs are caused by the setting of 1 or […]

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How to Extract All Running Queries (Including the Last Executed Statement) from a Core File?

 | November 11, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Quality Assurance

This post builds on the How to obtain the “LES” (Last Executed Statement) from an Optimized Core Dump? post written about a year ago. A day after that post was released, Shane Bester wrote an improved version, How to obtain all executing queries from a core file on his blog. Reading that post is key […]

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Put your MySQL Knowledge to Good Use with Tim Callaghan at Percona Live-London, November 12

 | November 8, 2013 |  Posted In: Tokutek, TokuView

Attending Percona Live in London next week? Don’t miss the chance to hear Tokutek’s Vice President of Engineering, Tim Callaghan, discuss how to use your MySQL knowledge to become an instant MongoDB Guru and the advantages of using Fractal Tree&#174 indexes in MySQL and MongoDB. Tim will be speaking about these topics in two separate […]

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