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The top 5 proactive measures to minimize MySQL downtime

 | August 9, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraBackup, Technical Webinars

I’m happy to announce that the recording for my recent webinar “5 Proactive Measures to Minimize MySQL Downtime” is now available, along with the slides. They can both be found here. My webinar focused on the top 5 operational measures that prevent or reduce downtime — along with the related business impact in a significant […]

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Percona Toolkit 2.1.10 is now available

 | July 18, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Toolkit 2.1.10 on July 18th, 2013 (Downloads are available here). Bugs Fixed: Unfortunately, the relatively new –utc option for pt-heart was still broken because “MySQL interprets date as a value in the current time zone and converts it to an internal value in UTC.” Now the tool works […]

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Percona Toolkit 2.2.4 is now available

 | July 17, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Toolkit 2.2.4 on July 17th, 2013 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). New Features: pt-query-digest –output json includes query examples as of v2.2.3. Some people might not want this because it exposes real data. New option, –output json-anon, has been implemented. This option will provide the […]

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Percona Toolkit 2.2.3 released; bug fixes include pt-online-schema-change

 | June 28, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Toolkit

Among all of the excellent events going on like YAPC, Velocity, and Percona MySQL University, we recently released Percona Toolkit 2.2.3. It’s a small update that includes the following: pt-online-schema-change did not handle the failure of the DROP TRIGGER statements correctly Created pt-agent pt-query-digest –output json now includes more data The pt-online-schema-change issue had a high importance. […]

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The small improvements of MySQL 5.6: Duplicate Index Detection

 | May 31, 2013 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Toolkit

Here at the MySQL Performance Blog, we’ve been discussing the several new features that MySQL 5.6 brought: GTID-based replication, InnoDB Fulltext, Memcached integration, a more complete performance schema, online DDL and several other InnoDB and query optimizer improvements. However, I plan to focus on a series of posts on the small but handy improvements – […]

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Percona Toolkit 2.2.2 released; bug fixes include pt-heartbeat & pt-archiver

 | May 6, 2013 |  Posted In: Percona Software, Percona Toolkit

During the Percona Live MySQL Conference & Expo 2013 the week before last, we quietly released Percona Toolkit 2.2.2 with a few bug fixes: pt-archiver –bulk-insert may corrupt data pt-heartbeat –utc –check always returns 0 pt-query-digest 2.2 prints unwanted debug info on tcpdump parsing errors pt-query-digest 2.2 prints too many string values Some tools don’t […]

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Keynotes, BOFs, and the Community Networking Reception at Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo

 | April 15, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Insight for DBAs, Insight for Developers, MySQL, Percona Live, Percona Software, Percona Toolkit, XtraDB Cluster

The Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo begins next Monday and runs April 22-25, 2013. Attendees will see great keynotes from leaders in the industry including representatives from Oracle, Amazon Web Services, HP, Continuent, and Percona. They can also participate in thought provoking Birds of a Feather sessions on Tuesday night and the Wednesday night […]

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Percona Toolkit for MySQL Webinar Followup Questions

 | April 5, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Toolkit, Technical Webinars

I didn’t have time to answer all of the questions during Wednesday’s MySQL webinar, “5 Percona Toolkit Tools That Could Save Your Day,” but as promised, here are all of the questions and my answers. (A recording is available here.) Q: One of the links to download the Percona Toolkit for MySQL (percona.com/get/percona-toolkit.tgz) doesn’t work! A: […]

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