My kids watched the new Lego movie today and spent the rest of the day repeating "Everything is amazing". I spent a few hours reading MongoDB documentation to help a friend who uses it. Everything wasn't awesome for all of us. I try to be a pessimist when reading database documentation. If you spend any time near production then you spend a lot of time debugging things that fail. Being less than optimistic is a good way to predict failure.
This post is intended to walk somone through the process of establishing an external testing platform that is linked with the upstream OpenStack continuous integration platform. If you haven’t already, please do read the first article in this series that discusses the upstream OpenStack CI platform in detail.
One of the more popular support requests we get involves setting up the official Percona
rsync repositories that can be used to set up local mirrors. I’m glad to announce that this was implemented recently. You can now access the
rsync repository at:
The Percona Live MySQL Conference 2014 in Santa Clara, California is just around the corner: April 1-4. There is a tremendous amount of activity leading up to the conference, some of which I will highlight here.
It has been a few busy months until now. I have moved from Italy to Thailand, and the move has been my first priority, keeping me from attending FOSDEM and interacting with social media. Now I start catching my breath, and looking around for new events to attend. But before I get into this, let’s make a few things clear:
January 22 I gave a presentation on “How to Avoid Common (but Deadly) MySQL Operations Mistakes” for Percona MySQL Webinars.
In the last few years, there’s been a lot of discussion about alerts in the
circles I move in. There’s general agreement that a lot of tools don’t provide
good alerting mechanisms, including problems such as unclear alerts, alerts that
can’t be acted upon, and alerts that lack context.
Yesterday and today at the Strata conference, my phone and lots of
phones around me started blaring klaxon sounds. When I looked at my phone, I saw
something like this (the screenshot is from a later update, but otherwise