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Minimalist Tooling for MySQL/MariaDB DBAs

 | August 14, 2019 |  Posted In: MariaDB, MySQL, Tools

In my roles as a DBA at various companies, I generally found the tooling to be quite lacking. Everything from metrics collection, alerting, backup management; they were either missing, incomplete or implemented poorly. DBA-Tools was born from a desire to build backup tools that supported my needs in smaller/non-cloud environments. As BASH is easily the […]

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Impact of innodb_file_per_table Option On Crash Recovery Time

 | July 23, 2019 |  Posted In: MySQL, Open Source Databases

Starting at version MySQL5.6+ by default innodb_file_per_table is enabled and all data is stored in separate tablespaces. It provides some advantages. I will highlight some of them: You can reclaim disk space when truncating or dropping a table stored in a file-per-table tablespace. Truncating or dropping tables stored in the shared system tablespace creates free space internally […]

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