Wednesday, November 6, 2013   Fernando Ipar

MySQL on Windows: A Survival Guide for Linux-Based DBAs

While traditionally MySQL has been deployed on Linux hosts, a significant percentage of users are running it on Microsoft® Windows. Accordingly, many MySQL DBAs with a Unix/Linux sysadmin background can feel lost working within this environment.

Join Percona Sr. Consultant Fernando Ipar as he reviews the main differences that can be found when running MySQL in these two environments. He will also discuss which Percona Toolkit tools work with Windows. The focus will be on helping Linux-based experts feel more comfortable with Windows. However, the information presented will also be useful for experienced Windows administrators who may not have enough MySQL knowledge.


About the Author

Fernando Ipar

Fernando works as Senior Consultant. Prior to joining Percona, Fernando worked as a contractor for several financial services institutions, telcos, and smaller technology providers. During that period, he acquired experience managing different UNIX type systems, developing or improving fault tolerant software, and managing small teams of technically skilled people. He lives with his family in Montevideo, Uruguay. When not working, he enjoys family life, music and coffee.

About Percona Toolkit

Percona Toolkit contains advanced command-line tools to help MySQL administrators perform a variety of MySQL server and system tasks that are too difficult or complex to perform manually. Percona Toolkit supports all versions of MySQL including Percona Server, MariaDB, and MySQL by Oracle. For more information and to download this free software, visit the Percona Toolkit page.