Author - Carlos Tutte

Split-Brain 101: What You Should Know

Split-brain datasets

Disclaimer: The following blog post does not try to provide a solution for split-brain situations, and the example provided is for demonstrative purposes only. Inconsistencies resulting from a split-brain scenario might possibly be more complex than the one shown, so do not use the following example as a complete guide.
What is Split-Brain?
A split-brain scenario […]

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Using Referential Constraints with Partitioned Tables in InnoDB

partioned tables innodb

One of our support customers approached us with the following problem the other day:


mysql> CREATE TABLE child_table (
`id` int unsigned auto_increment,
`column1` varchar(64) NOT NULL,
parent_id int unsigned NOT NULL,
CONSTRAINT FOREIGN KEY (parent_id) REFERENCES parent_table (id));
ERROR 1215 (HY000): Cannot add foreign key constraint


mysql> CREATE TABLE child_table (`id` int unsigned auto_increment,`column1` varchar(64) NOT NULL,parent_id int […]

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