Tag: MySQL

Beware Starting Slaves in the Position in the master.info file

I’ve seen many a good DBA make the master of starting slaves from the position in the master.info file, most recently this week, that I want to bring it to everyone’s attention.

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What Happens when InnoDB Fails to Start

Today I’ve spent some time (more than this issue was worth, actually) on a client’s system trying to find out why table was not accessible and failed. The error message suggested something went very wrong with .frm file and I already started thinking about restoring the table from backup, when I noticed that accessing any InnoDB table was producing same error. A quick check of the error log showed that when MySQL server was restarted some time ago InnoDB failed to initialize due to a memory issue.

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MySQL 5.5 explained at the Boston MySQL User Group on January 10th, 2011

Next week, Monday January 10th 2011, MySQL’s Bill Papp will be speaking about MySQL 5.5.  This is not to be missed!  Pizza and soda will be served, so please RSVP if you plan on attending.  Attendance is free. If you…

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Video: MySQL Cluster Overview by Bill Papp

At the December 2010 Boston MySQL User Group meeting a few days ago, Oracle/MySQL sales engineer Bill Papp gave a presentation on ‘An Overview of MySQL Cluster’. Slides are online at http://technocation.org/files/doc/2010_12MySQLClusterOverview.ppt The video is on YouTube at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-XLc8OA8UOY. Here is the description…

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MySQL 5.5 is GA!

Today it was announced that MySQL 5.5 is GA.  This is very exciting news; we have not had a GA announcement since MySQL 5.1 two years ago.  There are tons of new features, mostly performance enhancements, that I am looking…

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Zabbix Templates for MySQL

We recently had a client come to us, and ask us to improve their MySQL monitoring inZabbix. So, we did. The approach we took was to port the MySQL script from the superb mysql-cacti-templates project to work with Zabbix. This works out well, because…

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Video: Database Change Management by Jacob Nikom

At the November 2010 Boston User Group, Jacob Nikom presented his solution for database change management using MySQL. This system is designed to keep a repository of tables and data that an application needs to function. For example, an application…

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Log Buffer #208, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Welcome to Log Buffer, the weekly round up of news and happenings in the database world.

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Call for Papers – NoCOUG 2011

North California Oracle User Group are planning their 2011 conferences and are looking for good presentations! We are a very friendly local user group, so if you live in NorCal and never presented before – this is a great place to start! We love seeing new presenters and we even have a public speaking expert on our board who loves giving feedback when requested. Of course, we are nice to seasoned gurus too.

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Log Buffer #207, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Winter has started and the holiday season is approaching fast. With the chillness of winter and festive mode induced by the holidays, bloggers across the planet are coming up with more and more exciting ideas. Let’s start with sizzling Log Buffer #207.

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