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Worrying about the ‘InnoDB: detected cycle in LRU for buffer pool (…)’ message?

and  | February 26, 2015 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MySQL

If you use Percona Server 5.5 and you have configured it to use multiple buffer pool instances than sooner or later you’ll see the following lines on the server’s error log and chances are you’ll be worried about them:

Worry not as this is mostly harmless. It’s becoming a February tradition for me (Fernando) […]

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How to setup a PXC cluster with GTIDs (and have async slaves replicating from it!)

 | February 20, 2015 |  Posted In: GTID, MySQL, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster

This past week was marked by a series of personal findings related to the use of Global Transaction IDs (GTIDs) on Galera-based clusters such as Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC). The main one being the fact that transactions touching MyISAM tables (and FLUSH PRIVILEGES!) issued on a giving node of the cluster are recorded on a GTID set […]

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Percona XtraDB Cluster: How to run a 2-node cluster on a single server

 | October 21, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

I reckon there’s little sense in running 2 or more Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) nodes in a single physical server other than for educational and testing purposes – but doing so is still useful in those cases. The most popular way of achieving this seems to be with server virtualization, such as making use of Vagrant boxes. […]

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Galera data on Percona Cloud Tools (and other MySQL monitoring tools)

 | August 29, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Cloud Tools, Percona MySQL Support, Percona XtraDB Cluster, XtraDB Cluster

I was talking with a Percona Support customer earlier this week who was looking for Galera data on Percona Cloud Tools. (Percona Cloud Tools, now in free beta, is a hosted service providing access to query performance insights for all MySQL uses.) The customer mentioned they were already keeping track of some Galera stats on Cacti, and […]

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mysqld_multi: How to run multiple instances of MySQL

 | August 26, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona MySQL Support, Percona Server, Percona XtraBackup

The need to have multiple instances of MySQL (the well-known mysqld process) running in the same server concurrently in a transparent way, instead of having them executed in separate containers/virtual machines, is not very common. Yet from time to time the Percona Support team receives a request from a customer to assist in the configuration of […]

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A closer look at the MySQL ibdata1 disk space issue and big tables

 | August 21, 2014 |  Posted In: Benchmarks, InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona MySQL Support

A recurring and very common customer issue seen here at the Percona Support team involves how to make the ibdata1 file “shrink” within MySQL. I can only imagine there’s a degree of regret by some of the InnoDB architects on their design decisions regarding disk-space management by the shared tablespace* because this has been a big […]

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