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Prevent MySQL downtime: Set max_user_connections

 | July 29, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

One of the common causes of downtime with MySQL is running out of connections. Have you ever seen this error? “ERROR 1040 (00000): Too many connections.” If you’re working with MySQL long enough you surely have. This is quite a nasty error as it might cause complete downtime… transient errors with successful transactions mixed with […]

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The top 5 proactive measures to minimize MySQL downtime

 | August 9, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Toolkit, Percona XtraBackup, Technical Webinars

I’m happy to announce that the recording for my recent webinar “5 Proactive Measures to Minimize MySQL Downtime” is now available, along with the slides. They can both be found here. My webinar focused on the top 5 operational measures that prevent or reduce downtime — along with the related business impact in a significant […]

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MySQL Webinar: 5 proactive measures to help minimize MySQL downtime, July 17

 | July 10, 2013 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster, Technical Webinars

Failure is an unavoidable part of IT life, but it does not always have to imply MySQL service downtime. In the years I have been working at Percona, I have been involved in many customer emergency cases, and I have seen a good number of problems that could have been avoided or alleviated if relatively […]

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