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  Wednesday, May 7, 2014    Daniel Nichter

Percona Toolkit is a collection of more than 30 command-line tools for MySQL, Percona Server, and MariaDB that can help database administrators automate a variety of database and system tasks. With so many available tools, it can be difficult knowing where to start.

Join Daniel Nichter, Percona Senior Software Developer, as he discusses and demonstrates the 9 most popular tools in Percona Toolkit:

  • pt-archiver
  • pt-duplicate-key-checker
  • pt-mysql-summary
  • pt-online-schema-change
  • pt-query-digest
  • pt-stalk
  • pt-summary
  • pt-table-checksum
  • pt-table-sync

Percona Toolkit has been downloaded more than a quarter million times. Some of the best-known Internet sites powered by MySQL, Percona Server, MariaDB, and Amazon RDS use tools from Percona Toolkit for MySQL to manage their databases. If you have never heard of Percona Toolkit or if you have but are still new to it, this webinar will orient you to the tools and help you get the most out of them.

About the Author

Daniel Nichter

Daniel has over 10 years experience with MySQL, with a focus on tools. He began creating and publishing MySQL tools in 2004 for his former website In 2008 he joined Percona to work on Maatkit, which is now Percona Toolkit. At the 2010 MySQL Conference & Expo, Daniel was named the Community Contributor of the Year for his work on Maatkit. Today, he continues to develop MySQL tools for Percona and its customers. Daniel holds a bachelor's degree in philosophy (cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa) and a master's degree in French (summa cum laude), both from the University of Wyoming. He lives in Portland, Oregon and does his best to help keep it weird.