Percona Live 2017 Open Source Database Conference

April 24 - 27, 2017

Santa Clara, California

MySQL 101: Operational DBA in a Nutshell

MySQL 101: Operational DBA in a Nutshell

 24 April - 9:30 AM - 12:30 PM @ Ballroom A
Experience level: 
6 hours tutorial


Do you want to get more familiar on how to become a MySQL DBA? Are you a developer familiar with writing applications that use MySQL, but you feel a bit limited on how to manage a MySQL database? This full day tutorial will be mainly hands-on. We'll show some slides on each of the various topics presented, but the goal is to have YOU, as the student, work in a MySQL environment as much as possible. What will we cover? Almost every aspect of being a MySQL DBA, based on MySQL 5.7: - We will install MySQL and configure the right privileges for your system. - Once we have a database running, we need to understand better what our database is doing. We will explain and look at the different possible diagnostics and monitoring options in MySQL. - We will troubleshoot some issues, which will be simulated on your individual test environment! - Not losing any data is an important goal for a MySQL DBA. We will discuss and try some of the different backup options. - One of the commonly used features in MySQL is built-in replication. We will setup replication to another machine and verify consistency between the master and slave. - We'll engage in day-to-day MySQL DBA operations like schema changes and optimizing the configuration.


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Dimitri Vanoverbeke

Solution Engineer, Percona


At the age of 7, Dimitri received his first computer, since then he has felt addicted to anything with a digital pulse. Dimitri has been active in IT professionally since 2003 in which he took various roles from internal system engineering to consulting. Prior to joining Percona, Dimitri worked as a Open Source consultant for a leading Open Source software consulting firm in Belgium. During his career, Dimitri became familiar with a broad range of open source solutions and with the devops philosophy. Whenever he's not glued to his computer screen, he enjoys travelling, cultural activities, basketball and the great outdoors. Dimitri is living with his girlfriend in the beautiful city of Ghent, Belgium.

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Tom De Cooman

Technical Account Manager, Percona


Tom has been active in Unix system's administration for 10+ years. Before joining Percona, he has been working for several consultancy companies and system's integrators, always working, focusing and offering solutions based on OSS.

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