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Log Buffer #233, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

The season of conferences, webinars and seminars is coming. As the summer vacations are coming to a sumptuous and fulfilling end, the techies are getting ready towards sharpening and sharing their technical know-how with the public through the events. From MySQL to Oracle to SQL Server, the things are all set to appease your technical buds through the events. This Log Buffer contains some news about those events along with much more in this Log Buffer #233.

Disclosure: Truth About MySQL 2012 Conference Planning

I love Percona Live.  I think it is a great meeting of the minds.  However, I do not think it is a good replacement for the big April MySQL conference.  In fact, neither does Baron Schwartz: “The conference is organized and owned by MySQL, not the users. It isn’t a community event. It isn’t about…

A Missed Opportunity?

I am reading the announcement about the Percona MySQL event in place of the O’Reilly.
What I see and what I feel is that the whole MySQL community, including Oracle, Percona, SkySQL,MariaDB and any other company doing business with MySQL have lost a good opportunity (so far).

Pythian Speaking at Oracle OpenWorld 2011

Pythian is pleased to announce our speaking schedule at this year’s Oracle OpenWorld 2011. We’re excited to be joined by our customers Western Union, and Worldwide Technologies (WWT) as we present real-world experiences and project success. If you’re attending, don’t miss the chance to hear our team of experts. Bring your toughest questions to be answered.

Upcoming Free IOUG Webinar: Securing MySQL

Next week I will give a free IOUG webinar on Securing MySQL on Wednesday, August 10, 2011 from 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CDT (17:00 GMT): Securing MySQL is extremely important, but often is not done properly. I will explain the different ways to secure MySQL. In addition to securing users and privileges, file permissions and encrypted…

How to Run a Streaming Backup with innobackupex

On many of our clients, we have a need to run XtraBackup as a regular OS user. Aside from running into the issue where tar4ibd was not provided with Percona’s xtrabackup-1.6.2.tar.gz package, our main issues have been with permissions when attempting a streaming backup. Here is the innobackupex command that works for us.

mydumper & myloader : fast backup and restore

At PalominoDB we do not normally use mysqldump for regular backups, but only in some circumstances (for example MySQL upgrade). Lately we gave a try to mydumper as an alternative to mysqldump, and results are quite promising. We found that mydumper performs very fast exporting both small and large datasets!! We also found that the…

More Videos from Open DB Camp

I have gotten to uploading more of the videos from Open DB camp in Sardinia, Italy back in May: Henrik Ingo speaks about Xtrabackup Manager – video Linas Virbalas speaks about “Flexible Replication: MySQL -> PostgreSQL, PostgreSQL to MySQL, PostgreSQL to PostgreSQL” – video – slideshare slides MySQL to MongoDB replication (hackfest results) – video Robert Hodges…

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