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Oracle MySQL resources, news, and support articles.

Documentation in SQL: CALL for help()

Documentation is an important part of any project. On the projects I maintain I put a lot of effort on documentation, and, frankly, the majority of time spent on my projects is on documentation.

The matter of keeping the documentation faithful is a topic of interest. I'd like to outline a few documentation bundling possibilities, and the present the coming new documentation method for common_schema. I'll talk about any bundling that is NOT man pages.


SCALE is going to top off a day of MySQL session on January 20th with a Birds of a Feather Session at 18:00 in the Century AB room. Come meet the MySQL Community Team and lets talk MySQL!

MySQL Tech Tours — Santa Clara, El Segundo & Raleigh

MySQL Tech Tour Event – Santa Clara, CA
Thursday, February 9, 2012

MySQL Tech Tour Event – El Segundo, CA
Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Announcement of Percona XtraDB Cluster (alpha release)

I am happy to announce the availability of alpha release of our new product Percona XtraDB Cluster.

Percona XtraDB Cluster is High Availability and Scalability solution for MySQL Users and based on Percona Server 5.5.17

Percona XtraDB Cluster provides:

Not if, but when

As a MySQL  consultant, I spend a lot of time talking with people about their backups. More specifically, we talk a lot about recovery. I had an interesting incident myself, which illustrates some of the things that are bound to happen as time passes.

First, let me explain how I do my personal backups. I have a series of external hard drives, which are fully encrypted, as is my computer’s hard drive. I maintain a full mirror of my computer’s hard drive on these external hard drives. I occasionally switch the hard drives out, and carry one or more of them to a bank’s safe deposit box.

Is your MySQL Application having Busy IO by Oracle Measures ?

Preparing Choosing Storage Systems for MySQL talk for Percona Live in Washington,DC I ran into great paper called Sane SAN 2010 by James Morle from Scale Abilities – and Oracle consulting company.

Time for Zero Administration effort at MySQL ?

Preparing Optimizing MySQL Configuration talk for Percona Live in Washington,DC I noticed how many Variables did MySQL get over years – it is pushing 400 these days even if we do not count variables/options which do not have matching SHOW VARIABLES value, and settings done by changing tables rather than command line options (like much of Performance Schema configuration). Innodb settings alone push 100.

How Percona Server handles data corruption more gracefully

I got a question a while ago about how Percona Server handles corrupted data more gracefully than the standard MySQL server from Oracle. The short version is that it won’t crash the whole server.

MySQL 5.6 Replication Enhancements – webinar replay

Global Transaction IDs - simplifying replication management

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