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ZFS from a MySQL perspective

 | November 15, 2017 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, Insight for DBAs, MySQL

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Since the purpose of a database system is to store data, there is close relationship with the filesystem. As MySQL consultants, we always look at the filesystems for performance tuning opportunities. The most common choices in term of filesystems are XFS and EXT4, on Linux it is exceptional to encounter another filesystem. Both XFS and […]

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The MySQL High Availability Landscape in 2017 (The Adults)

 | August 22, 2017 |  Posted In: High-availability, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the MySQL high availability solution options. In the previous post of this series, we looked at the MySQL high availability (HA) solutions that have been around for a long time. I called these solutions “the elders.” Some of these solutions (like replication) are heavily used today […]

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The MySQL High Availability Landscape in 2017 (The Elders)

 | June 20, 2017 |  Posted In: Group Replication, GTID, High-availability, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

High Availability

In this blog, we’ll look at different MySQL high availability options. The dynamic MySQL ecosystem is rapidly evolving many technologies built around MySQL. This is especially true for the technologies involved with the high availability (HA) aspects of MySQL. When I joined Percona back in 2009, some of these HA technologies were very popular – […]

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Managing Replication with Percona XtraDB Cluster

 | December 1, 2016 |  Posted In: GTID, High-availability, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Replication

Managing Replication

This blog post discusses managing replication with Percona XtraDB Cluster. Recently a customer asked me to setup replication between two distinct Percona XtraDB Clusters located in geographically separate data centers. The customer goal was to use one of the clusters only in case of disaster recovery. They tried extending the cluster, but because of the […]

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Using Ceph with MySQL

 | July 13, 2016 |  Posted In: Hardware and Storage, High-availability, MySQL, OpenStack

Ceph

Over the last year, the Ceph world drew me in. Partly because of my taste for distributed systems, but also because I think Ceph represents a great opportunity for MySQL specifically and databases in general. The shift from local storage to distributed storage is similar to the shift from bare disks host configuration to LVM-managed […]

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