Author - Baron Schwartz

Percona Toolkit 2.1 with New Online Schema Change Tool

I’m proud to announce the GA release of version 2.1 of Percona Toolkit. Percona Toolkit is the essential suite of administrative tools for MySQL.
With this release we introduce a new version of pt-online-schema-change, a tool that enables you to ALTER large tables with no blocking or downtime. As you know, MySQL locks tables for […]

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Introducing the pmp-check-mysql-status Nagios Plugin

Most of the Nagios plugins included with the Percona Monitoring Plugins are purpose-built for specific scenarios that I found in my research to be frequent, severe, or subtle causes of problems in MySQL systems. They are intentionally not generic because I wanted to focus on doing one thing with each plugin, and doing it […]

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Congratulations to Percona Live Ticket Winners!

It’s taken a little while to sort out the contest logistics, but we’re ready now, so I want to congratulate our three first-prize winners to the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo:

David Juntgen
Jeff Hansen
Domenick Petrella

For helping us to promote the conference, they’re receiving full conference passes, including tutorials. I hope you enjoy the conference, […]

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Give feedback on a pt-online-schema-change update

I am writing a specification for updating pt-online-schema-change. The outline of the changes I want to make is here: https://www.percona.com/docs/wiki/ptdev:blueprints:redesign-pt-online-schema-change
The idea is to make the tool Do The Right Thing, with features such as automatically throttling its operation to avoid causing replicas to lag. Many of the features and improvements are similar to those […]

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A Book-Signing Opportunity for Technical Authors

Have you authored a technical book that’s relevant to MySQL users? Want to get great visibility for yourself and your book? We’re planning a book-signing session for the upcoming MySQL conference, and you can participate in it.
In brief, we’ll provide a table for you, and you’ll then be able to promote yourself, i.e. post […]

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