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pmp-check-pt-table-checksum Percona Monitoring Plugin

 | September 14, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL


Recently, I worked on a customer case where the customer needed to monitor the checksum via Nagios monitoring. The pmp-check-pt-table-checksum plugin from Percona Monitoring Plugins for MySQL achieves this goal. I thought it was worth a blogpost. pmp-check-pt-table-checksum alerts you when the pt-table-checksum tool from Percona Toolkit finds data drifts on a replication slave. pmp-checksum-pt-table-checksum monitors data differences on the slave from […]

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Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is now available

 | September 13, 2016 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management

Percona Monitoring and Management

Percona announces the availability of Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM), an open source software database monitoring and management tool. Completely open source and free to download and use, Percona Monitoring and Management provides point-in-time visibility and historical trending of database performance that enables DBAs and application developers to optimize the performance of their MySQL and […]

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Is Your Database Affected by CVE-2016-6662?

 | September 12, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Security


In this blog post, I will discuss the CVE-2016-6662 vulnerability, how to tell if it affects you, and how to prevent the vulnerability from affecting you if you have an older version of MySQL. I’ll also list which MySQL versions include the vulnerability fixes. As we announced in a previous post, there are certain scenarios in […]

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Percona Live Europe featured talk with Ronald Bradford — Securing your MySQL/MariaDB data

 | September 12, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Live

Percona Live Europe featured talk

Welcome to another Percona Live Europe featured talk with Percona Live Europe 2016: Amsterdam speakers! In this series of blogs, we’ll highlight some of the speakers that will be at this year’s conference. We’ll also discuss the technologies and outlooks of the speakers themselves. Make sure to read to the end to get a special Percona Live Europe […]

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Basic Housekeeping for MySQL Indexes

 | September 9, 2016 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL

MySQL Indexes

In this blog post, we’ll look at some of the basic housekeeping steps for MySQL indexes. We all know that indexes can be the difference between a high-performance database and a bad/slow/painful query ride. It’s a critical part that needs deserves some housekeeping once in a while. So, what should you check? In no particular order, […]

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MySQL Replication Troubleshooting: Q & A

 | September 8, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL, Technical Webinars

Solving Database Performance Issues

In this blog, I will provide answers to the Q & A for the MySQL Replication Troubleshooting webinar. First, I want to thank everybody for attending the August 25 webinar. The recording and slides for the webinar are available here. Below is the list of your questions that I wasn’t able to answer during the […]

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MHA Quick Start Guide

 | September 2, 2016 |  Posted In: High-availability, MySQL


MHA (Master High Availability Manager and tools for MySQL) is one of the most important pieces of our managed services. When properly set up, it can check replication health, move writer and reader virtual IPs, perform failovers, and have its output constantly monitored by Nagios. Is it easy to deploy and follows the KISS (Keep It […]

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MySQL Sharding with ProxySQL

 | August 30, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

MySQL Sharding with ProxySQL

This article demonstrates how MySQL sharding with ProxySQL works. Recently a colleague of mine asked me to provide a simple example on how ProxySQL performs sharding. In response, I’m writing this short tutorial in the hope it will illustrate ProxySQL’s sharding functionalities, and help people out there better understand how to use it. ProxySQL is […]

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PostgreSQL Day at Percona Live Amsterdam 2016

 | August 25, 2016 |  Posted In: MySQL

PostgreSQL Day

Introducing PostgreSQL Day at Percona Live Europe, Amsterdam 2016. As modern open source database deployments change, often including more than just a single open source database, Percona Live has also changed. We changed our model from being a purely MySQL-focused conference (with variants) to include a significant amount of MongoDB content. We’ve also expanded our […]

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