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Impact of the sort buffer size in MySQL

 | October 25, 2010 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, MySQL

The parameter sort_buffer_size is one the MySQL parameters that is far from obvious to adjust. It is a per session buffer that is allocated every time it is needed. The problem with the sort buffer comes from the way Linux allocates memory. Monty Taylor (here) have described the underlying issue in detail, but basically above […]

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MySQL Limitations Part 2: The Binary Log

 | October 23, 2010 |  Posted In: Insight for Developers, MySQL

This is the second in a series on what’s seriously limiting MySQL in certain circumstances (links: part 1). In the first part, I wrote about single-threaded replication. Upstream from the replicas is the primary, which enables replication by writing a so-called “binary log” of events that modify data in the server. The binary log is […]

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High availability for MySQL on Amazon EC2 – Part 5 – The instance monitoring script

 | October 22, 2010 |  Posted In: Cloud and MySQL, Cloud and NoSQL, Insight for DBAs, MySQL

This post is the fifth of a series that started here. From the previous posts of this series, we now have an instance restart script that can restart the database node in case of failure and automatically reconfigure Pacemaker and the other servers that needs to access the MySQL server. What we will cover in […]

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Replication of MEMORY (HEAP) Tables

 | October 15, 2010 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

Some Applications need to store some transient data which is frequently regenerated and MEMORY table look like a very good match for this sort of tasks. Unfortunately this will bite when you will be looking to add Replication to your environment as MEMORY tables do not play well with replication.

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Percona Server 5.1.50-rel12.1

 | October 14, 2010 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Software

Dear Community, Percona Server version 5.1.50-rel12.1 RC is now available for download. Functionality Added or Changed Percona Server 5.1.50-rel12.1 is now based on MySQL 5.1.50. New Features Added: innodb_lru_dump_restore – Implemented automatic dumping of the buffer pool at specified intervals. innodb_buffer_pool_shm – Implemented option ”innodb_buffer_pool_shm_checksum”; when enabled, shared memory buffer pool is checksum validated. This […]

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