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MySQL Backup tools used by Percona Remote DBA for MySQL

As part of Percona Remote DBA for MySQL service we recognize that reliable backups are one of the most important things we can bring to the table. In my experience handling emergencies, the single worst …


L2 cache for MySQL

The idea to use SSD/Flash as a cache is not new, and there are different solutions for this, both OpenSource like L2ARC for ZFS and Flashcache from Facebook, and proprietary, like directCache from Fusion-io. They …


Faster Point In Time Recovery with LVM2 Snaphots and Binary Logs

LVM snapshots is one powerful way of taking a consistent backup of your MySQL databases – but did you know that you can now restore directly from a snapshot (and binary logs for point in …


The relationship between Innodb Log checkpointing and dirty Buffer pool pages

This is a time-honored topic, and there’s no shortage of articles on the topic on this blog. I wanted to write a post trying to condense and clarify those posts, as it has taken me …


FictionPress Selects TokuDB for Consistent Performance and Fast Disaster Recovery

FictionPress Issues addressed: Support complex and efficient indexes at 100+ million rows. Predicable and consistent performance regardless of data size growth. Fast recovery. Ensuring Predictable Performance at Scale The Company:  FictionPress operates both FictionPress.com and …


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 …


Storing MySQL Binary logs on NFS Volume

There is a lot of discussions whenever running MySQL storing data on NFS is a good idea. There is a lot of things for and against this and this post is not about them. The …


Recovery Times – Part Deux

In a follow-up experiment to an earlier post on TokuDB recovery times, I tried to create a better apples-to-apples comparison to InnoDB recovery time. If I measure recovery times when both DBs are doing the …


Recovery Time for TokuDB

Last week Tokutek released version 3.0.0 of TokuDB, adding ACID transactions to its list of features. This post discusses an experiment we ran to measure recovery time following a system crash. In summary, while actively …


Improving InnoDB recovery time

Speed of InnoDB recovery is known and quite annoying problem. It was discussed many times, see: http://bugs.mysql.com/bug.php?id=29847 http://dammit.lt/2008/10/26/innodb-crash-recovery/ This is problem when your InnoDB crashes, it may takes long time to start. Also it affects …