Tag - Storage

Q & A: MySQL In the Cloud – Migration, Best Practices, High Availability, Scaling

MySQL in the Cloud

In this blog, we will provide answers to the Q & A for the MySQL In the Cloud: Migration, Best Practices, High Availability, Scaling webinar.
First, we want to thank everybody for attending the June 7, 2017 webinar. The recording and slides for the webinar are available here. Below is the list of your questions that we […]

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The Puzzling Performance of the Samsung 960 Pro

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In this blog post, I’ll take a look at the performance of the Samsung 960 Pro SSD NVME.
First, I know the Samsung 960 Pro is a consumer SSD NVME drive, not intended for sustained data center workloads. But the AnandTech review looked good enough that I decided to take it for a test spin to see if […]

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Using NVMe Command Line Tools to Check NVMe Flash Health

NVMe Flash Health

In this blog post, I’ll look at the types of NVMe flash health information you can get from using the NVMe command line tools.
Checking SATA-based drive health is easy. Whether it’s an SSD or older spinning drive, you can use the
smartctl command to get a wealth of information about the device’s performance and health. […]

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How to Move a MySQL Partition from One Table to Another

Move a MySQL Partition

In this blog post we’ll look at how to move a MySQL partition from one table to another, for MySQL versions before 5.7.
Up to version 5.7, MySQL had a limitation that made it impossible to directly exchange partitions between partitioned tables. Now and then, we get questions about how to import an .ibd for use […]

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Don’t Spin Your Data, Use SSDs!

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This blog post discussed the advantages of SSDs over HDDs for database environments.
For years now, I’ve been telling audiences for my MySQL Performance talk the following: if you are running an I/O-intensive database on spinning disks you’re doing it wrong. But there are still a surprising number of laggards who aren’t embracing SSD storage […]

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