MySQL Utilities: copy, replicate, show, failover… over and over again.

So, after installing Workbench 6.0.7 on my pc, and playing around with the MySQL Utilities that are included, I thought I’d do similar to what others have done (Thanks Tony D.) and share my experience on how I’ve used them. If you haven’t installed Workbench before, you might want to check your platform first: http://www.mysql.com/support/supportedplatforms/workbench.html.

So, even if you’re not using any of the recent versions and editions of Workbench (Utilities comes with all of them, Tools menu -> “Start Shell for MySQL Utilities“) you can just download the standalone scripts on a Linux machine. Flexibility being the name of the game again.

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OL 4 MySQL: Extending my VM’s root f/s online

Ok, so after all the things that have been announced @MySQLConnect, I’ve got to play around with them. First stop: space (no.. not ‘the final frontier’).

I need more space on my f/s to get installing. I was a bit of a scrooge when I created my Oracle Linux virtual machine, so now I’m paying the price.

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MySQL Enterprise Backup: PITR Partial Online Recovery

Here’s a look at using MySQL Enterprise Backup in a specific example:

Consider a Backup Policy

– Full Backup of the environment.
– Complemental Incremental backups & online BinLogs.
And the Restore:
– Logical Restore.
– Online, Zero impact.
– Partial, single database, group of tables.

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A MySQL Odyssey: A Blackhole crossover – The technical side of the preso.

Well.. just wanted to share the more technical details I went into when preparing the “A MySQL Odyssey: A Blackhole crossover” for the OpenSUSE Conference in Thessaloniki, July 2013. There’s a youtube version as well, of the actual session, on the opensuse channel. http://youtu.be/Nt2w1UvKEp0. (Audio kicks in at minute 6:40 so enjoy my miming act).

Here goes:

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