I'm giving thoughts on the viability of MySQL plugins. This is due to a particular experience I've had, which is thankfully solved. However, it left some bitter taste in my mouth.
MySQL plugins are a tricky business. To create a plugin, you must compile it against the MySQL version you wish the users to use it with. Theoretically, you should compile it against any existing MySQL version, minors as well (I'm not sure whether it may sometimes or most times work across minor versions).
But, most important, you must adapt your plugin to major versions.
I’m excited by all of the recent developments surrounding the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo!
With the 3rd edition of High Performance MySQL finally complete, I’ve begun work on the 4th edition. As you know, technology moves much faster than printing presses, and a book is outdated very quickly, so this is a never-ending project. I’m also outlining the 5th edition in anticipation of starting it immediately afterwards.
After 15 years of slide show technology, I thought that we need to change the way we do presentations. And since I am advocating radical changes, I will eat my own dog food and be the first to present a MySQL session using 3D technology.
Since watching Avatar a few years ago, I thought that using this technology would make my presentations truly amazing. However, two years ago a 3d projector was prohibitively expensive. Now, instead, it is affordable, and fits in my briefcase!
Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraBackup 1.9.2 on 28th March 2012. Downloads are available from our download site here. This is a late BETA release in the process of going towards Percona XtraBackup 2.0.0.
This is a BETA quality release and is not inteded for production. If you want a high quality, Generally Available release, you should use the current Stable version – currently 1.6.5 in the 1.6 series at the time of writing.
Most of the Nagios plugins included with the Percona Monitoring Plugins are purpose-built for specific scenarios that I found in my research to be frequent, severe, or subtle causes of problems in MySQL systems. They are intentionally not generic because I wanted to focus on doing one thing with each plugin, and doing it excellently.