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Using dbsake to recover table structure from .frm files and process mysqldump output

 | December 16, 2015 |  Posted In: InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MySQL

We work on data recoveries quite often. In many cases, we recover table structures from the .frm files because there was no backup available. There is already a great blog post by my colleague Miguel Ángel Nieto about how we can recover structures from .frm files using MySQL utilities. This works pretty well and we prefer […]

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Introducing backup locks in Percona Server

 | March 11, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup

TL;DR version: The backup locks feature introduced in Percona Server 5.6.16-64.0 is a lightweight alternative to FLUSH TABLES WITH READ LOCK and can be used to take both physical and logical backups with less downtime on busy servers. To employ the feature with mysqldump, use mysqldump –lock-for-backup –single-transaction. The next release of Percona XtraBackup will […]

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MySQL alternative Percona Server 5.1.68 -14.6 now available

 | April 19, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona Server, Percona Software

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server  5.1.68 -14.6 on April 19, 2013 (downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories). Based on MySQL 5.1.68, including all the bug fixes in it, Percona Server 5.1.68-14.6, a MySQL alternative, is now the current stable release in the 5.1 series. All of Percona‘s software is open source and free, all the […]

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Unexpected problem with triggers and mysqldump

 | February 11, 2013 |  Posted In: MySQL

Some time ago, I had to convert all tables of a database from MyISAM to InnoDB on a new server. The plan was to take a logical dump on the master, exporting separately the schema and the data, then edit the CREATE TABLE statements to ensure all tables are created with InnoDB, and reload everything […]

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