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ZFS For MongoDB Backups

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We have successfully used ZFS for MySQL® backups and MongoDB® is no different. Normally, backups will be taken from a hidden secondary, either with
mongodump , WT hot backup or filesystem snapshots. In the case of the latter, instead of LVM2, we will use ZFS and discuss potential other benefits.
Preparation for initial snapshot
Before taking a […]

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One Billion Tables in MySQL 8.0 with ZFS

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The short version
I created > one billion InnoDB tables in MySQL 8.0 (tables, not rows) just for fun. Here is the proof:

MySQL

$ mysql -A
Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or \g.
Your MySQL connection id is 1425329
Server version: 8.0.12 MySQL Community Server – GPL

Copyright (c) 2000, 2018, Oracle and/or its […]

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About ZFS Performance

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If you are a regular reader of this blog, you likely know I like the ZFS filesystem a lot. ZFS has many very interesting features, but I am a bit tired of hearing negative statements on ZFS performance. It feels a bit like people are telling me “Why do you use InnoDB? I have […]

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Webinar Wednesday, March 28, 2018: ZFS with MySQL

ZFS with MySQL

Please join Percona’s Principal Architect in Architecture & Projects, Yves Trudeau, as he presents ZFS with MySQL on Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at 7:00 am PDT (UTC -7) / 10:00 am EDT (UTC -4).
Are you curious about ZFS? Would you like to learn how to setup and configure ZFS? What about ZFS with MySQL?
ZFS […]

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Why ZFS Affects MySQL Performance

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In this blog post, we’ll look at how ZFS affects MySQL performance when used in conjunction.
ZFS and MySQL have a lot in common since they are both transactional software. Both have properties that, by default, favors consistency over performance. By doubling the complexity layers for getting committed data from the application to a persistent […]

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Hands-On Look at ZFS with MySQL

ZFS with MySQL

This post is a hands-on look at ZFS with MySQL.
In my previous post, I highlighted the similarities between MySQL and ZFS. Before going any further, I’d like you to be able to play and experiment with ZFS. This post shows you how to configure ZFS with MySQL in a minimalistic way on either Ubuntu […]

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ZFS from a MySQL perspective

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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 […]

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ZFS on Linux and MySQL

I am currently working with a large customer and I am involved with servers located in two data centers, one with Solaris servers and the other one with Linux servers. The Solaris side is cleverly setup using zones and ZFS and this provides a very low virtualization overhead. I learned quite a lot about […]

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