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The benefits of a drop-in compatible MySQL alternative

Percona Server provides users with a variety of powerful benefits including enterprise-grade features, high performance in demanding use cases, rich diagnostics, and access to unique Percona XtraBackup capabilities, all for free and open source. In addition, Percona Server …


Percona Server 5.1.69-14.7 now available: A drop in replacement for MySQL

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.1.69-14.7 on June 10, 2013. A drop in replacement for MySQL, downloads are available  here and from the Percona Software Repositories. Based on MySQL 5.1.69, …


Recovery after DROP & CREATE

In a very popular data loss scenario a table is dropped and empty one is created with the same name. This is because  mysqldump in many cases generates the “DROP TABLE” instruction before the “CREATE …


DROP TABLE and stalls: Lazy Drop Table in Percona Server and the new fixes in MySQL

Suppose you have turned on innodb_file_per_table (which means that each table has its own tablespace), and you have to drop tables in a background every hour or every day. If its once every day then …


Drop table performance

There have been recent discussions about DROP TABLE performance in InnoDB. (You can refer to Peter’s post https://www.percona.com/blog/2011/02/03/performance-problem-with-innodb-and-drop-table/ and these bug reports: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=51325 and http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=56332.) It may not sound that serious, but if your workload …


Performance problem with Innodb and DROP TABLE

I’ve been working with an application which does a lot of CREATE and DROP table for Innodb tables and we’ve discovered DROP TABLE can take a lot of time and when it happens a lot …


Recovery after DROP [ TABLE | DATABASE ]

In your recovery practice we often face the problem when data lost by execution DROP TABLE or DROP DATABASE statement. In this case even our InnoDB Data Recovery tool can’t help, as table / directory …


Slow DROP TABLE

It is a known fact that ext3 is not the most efficient file system out there and for example file removals can be painfully slow and cause a lot of random I/O. However, as it …


Dropping unused indexes

Vadim wrote some time ago about how to find unused indexes with single query. I was working on the system today and found hundreds of unused indexes on dozens of tables so just dropping indexes …


Announcing Percona XtraDB Storage Engine: a Drop-in Replacement for Standard InnoDB

Today we officially announce our new storage engine, “Percona XtraDB“, which is based on the InnoDB storage engine. It’s 100% backwards-compatible with standard InnoDB, so you can use it as a drop-in replacement in your …