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Quick start MySQL testing using Docker (on a Mac!)

 | May 11, 2016 |  Posted In: Docker, MySQL

In this post, we’ll discuss how you can quick start MySQL testing using Docker, specifically in a Mac environment. Like a lot of people, I’m hearing a lot about Docker and it’s got me curious. The Docker ecosystem seems to be moving quickly, however, and simple “getting started” or “how-to” type articles that are easy […]

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High-load clusters and desynchronized nodes on Percona XtraDB Cluster

 | August 31, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

There can be a lot of confusion and lack of planning in Percona XtraDB Clusters in regards to nodes becoming desynchronized for various reasons.  This can happen a few ways: An IST or SST joining node catching up after a state transfer (Joined/Joining state) Using wsrep_desync for something like a backup Executing a rolling-schema-upgrade using […]

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PXC – Incremental State transfers in detail

 | August 5, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

IST Basics State transfers in Galera remain a mystery to most people.  Incremental State transfers (as opposed to full State Snapshot transfers) are used under the following conditions: The Joiner node reports Galera a valid Galera GTID to the cluster The Donor node selected contains all the transactions the Joiner needs to catch up to […]

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TOI wsrep_RSU_method in PXC 5.6.24 and up

 | July 6, 2015 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

I noticed that in the latest release of Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC), the behavior of wsrep_OSU_method changed somewhat.  Prior to this release, the variable was GLOBAL only, meaning to use it you would:

This had the (possibly negative) side-effect that ALL DDL’s issued on this node would be affected by the setting while in […]

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Testing backup locks during Xtrabackup SST on Percona XtraDB Cluster

 | December 22, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster

Background on Backup Locks I was very excited to see Backup locks support in release notes for the latest Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.21 release. For those who are not aware, backup locks offer an alternative to FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK (FTWRL) in Xtrabackup. While Xtrabackup can hot-copy Innodb, everything else in MySQL must be locked (usually […]

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