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MySQL QA Episode 11: Valgrind Testing: Pro's, Con'...

Today’s episode is all about Valgrind – from the pro’s to the con’s, from the why to the how! This episode will be of interest to anyone who is or wants to work with Valgrind on …

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Percona XtraBackup 2.2.12 is now available

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 2.2.12 on August 3, 2015. Downloads are available from our download site or Percona Software Repositories. Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, …

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Checkpoint strikes back

In my recent benchmarks for MongoDB, we can see that the two engines WiredTiger and TokuMX struggle from periodical drops in throughput, which is clearly related to a checkpoint interval – and therefore I correspond …

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MySQL QA Episode 10: Reproducing and Simplifying: ...

Welcome to the 10th episode in the MySQL QA series! Today we’ll talk about reproducing and simplifying: How to get it Right. Note that unless you are a QA engineer stuck on a remote, and …

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Why base64-output=DECODE-ROWS does not print row e...

Lately I saw many cases when users specified option --base64-output=DECODE-ROWS  to print out a statement representation of row events in MySQL binary logs just to get nothing. Reason for this is obvious: option --base64-output=DECODE-ROWS  does …

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Multi-source replication in MySQL 5.7 vs Tungsten ...

MySQL 5.7 comes with a new set of features and multi-source replication is one of them. In few words this means that one slave can replicate from different masters simultaneously. During the last couple of …

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MySQL QA Episode 9: Reducing Testcases for Experts...

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode 9. This episode will go more in-depth into reducer.sh: Reducing Testcases for Experts: multi-threaded reducer.sh We will explore how to use reducer.sh to do true multi-threaded testcase reduction – a world’s …

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InnoDB vs TokuDB in LinkBench benchmark

Previously I tested Tokutek’s Fractal Trees (TokuMX & TokuMXse) as MongoDB storage engines – today let’s look into the MySQL area. I am going to use modified LinkBench in a heavy IO-load. I compared InnoDB …

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The Q&A: Creating best-in-class backup solutions f...

Thank you for attending my July 15 webinar, “Creating Best in Class Backup solutions for your MySQL environment.” Due to the amount of content we discussed and some minor technical difficulties faced near the end …

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MySQL QA Episode 8: Reducing Testcases for Enginee...

Welcome to MySQL QA Episode 8: Reducing Testcases for Engineers: tuning reducer.sh Advanced configurable variables & their default/vanilla reducer.sh settings FORCE_SKIPV FORCE_SPORADIC TIMEOUT_COMMAND & TIMEOUT_CHECK MULTI_THREADS MULTI_THREADS_INCREASE QUERYTIMEOUT STAGE1_LINES SKIPSTAGE FORCE_KILL Some examples FORCE_SKIPV/FORCE_SPORADIC TIMEOUT_COMMAND/TIMEOUT_CHECK …

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InnoDB Posts

Using Cgroups to Limit MySQL and MongoDB memory us...

Quite often, especially for benchmarks, I am trying to limit available memory for a database server (usually for MySQL, but recently for MongoDB also). This is usually needed to test database performance in scenarios with …

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Update on the InnoDB double-write buffer and EXT4 ...

In a post, written a few months ago, I found that using EXT4 transactions with the “data=journal” mount option, improves the write performance significantly, by 55%, without putting data at risk. Many people commented on …

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Insight for DBAs Posts

MySQL is crashing: a support engineer's point of v...

In MySQL QA Episode #12, “MySQL is Crashing, now what?,” Roel demonstrated how to collect crash-related information that will help Percona discover what the issue is that you are experiencing, and fix it. As a Support …

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MySQL Quality Assurance: A Vision for the Future b...

Welcome to the final – but most important – episode in the MySQL QA Series. In it, I present my vision for all MySQL Quality Assurance – for all distributions – worldwide. Episode 13: A Better …

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