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Introducing email reports for Percona Cloud Tools!

 | May 7, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools

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For those PCT users who forget to regularly check query performance, you can now get server query reports delivered to your email daily or weekly. The report contains a digest of the most critical performance information related to a particular MySQL instance, enabling you to act on any recent issues. There are convenient links that open the corresponding view of the PCT Query Analytics module.

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Server summary snapshot

The report also provides a list of ten slowest queries and ten queries with the highest load during the period. It is important to compare these lists, because some of the slowest queries may occur only several times during the period (so they probably do not overload the server), while seemingly quick queries may run millions of times and put a lot of unnecessary overhead, which you could investigate and fix.

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List of slowest queries
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List of queries with highest load

Finally, the report also provides information about new queries that you add to MySQL. This enables you to estimate the efficiency of a new query and see how it compares to the worst performing ones.

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List of new queries

Reports are enabled by default for some of our customers. We will gradually enable them for more PCT users every week to make sure that the new feature rolls out smoothly. You can manage reports in the PCT web UI under Configure > Reports at https://cloud.percona.com/org/user-reports-settings.

By default, you will receive a separate weekly report for each MySQL instance in your infrastructure. If you add a new MySQL instance, weekly reports will be automatically enabled for it.

To disable all reports, clear the Enable server query reports check box. If you do not want to enable reports for new MySQL instances that you add, clear the Automatically receive reports for new MySQL instances check box.

You can enable reports for specific MySQL instances, as well as select between daily and weekly period. Disable reports for servers that do not require regular attention and enable weekly reports for more critical servers. Use daily reports for the most active servers, where you expect to have the most amount of change and load.

If you do not have a Percona Cloud Tools account yet, register at cloud.percona.com and get regular query reports by email!

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Alexey Zhebel

Alexey works for Percona as a Technical Writer responsible for open source software documentation. He joined the company in March 2015 with almost 8 years of prior experience in writing and managing technical documentation. Before joining Percona, Alexey worked for Oracle on Java SE and Java ME documentation. And before that his writing experience revolved around virtualization and information security software. Alexey has a degree in Electrical Engineering and a supplementary qualification in translation theory (Russian-English). He lives in Saint Petersburg, Russia with his wife and son. He spends his free time practicing and playing ultimate frisbee in a local team.

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