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Oracle MySQL resources, news, and support articles.

The first guest post on Xaprb blog

I got a really intriguing email today. As you might imagine, I get a lot of email offering to advertise, or trade links, or guest post, etc etc. But this is the most compelling one I’ve ever gotten:

Webinar review: Zero-Downtime Schema Changes In MySQL

Yesterday I attended the Zero-Downtime Schema Changes In MySQL webinar by Baron Schwartz, Percona (do you say "attended" for something you listened to from your home office?)

Free webinar: non-blocking MySQL schema changes

Please join me tomorrow (Wednesday) for a webinar about the new version of pt-online-schema-change, Percona Toolkit’s tool for performing nonblocking ALTER TABLE operations. Registration is free. I will explain how the tool works and cover some typical use scenarios. This might be helpful if you’re trying to decide whether the tool is right for you.

MySQL Connect — Call for papers closing soon!

The MySQL Connect call for papers will be closing soon. We have received some very good submissions but yours needs to be included! .

Installing MySQL from source/binary tarball as a Linux service

I've written before I prefer to do a manual install of MySQL over a repository one. I still do: I typically install from binary tarball or by compiling from source.

I'd like to share my setup procedure for Linux installation and service setup. I've done this dozens of times, on different Linux flavors, and it works well for me.

Register for South East Linux Fest (free)

The South East Linux Fest is happening June 8th through the 10th and will feature Beginner MySQl Training Day, Advanced MySQl Training Day, the Open Database Camp, as well as Free & Open Source software based topics. Registration is FREE and I hope to see you in Charlotte!

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Percona Server 5.1.62-13.3 released!

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.1.62-13.3 on April 25, 2012 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories).

Percona Server 5.5.22-25.2 released!

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Server 5.5.22-25.2 on April 25, 2012 (Downloads are available here and from the Percona Software Repositories).

Amateurs – They give us professionals a bad name

Any person with half a brain would see from the error messages below that the MySQL server is not operating optimally, or more specifically the MySQL upgrade has not completely successfully and let users can go happily use the website. It amazing me when web hosting providers tell their paying client that an upgrade has been performed yet they did not have the intelligence to actually look at the error log for confirmation. Got a mysql> prompt, it’s all good. One of the first things I check is the error log.

Interest building in Percona XtraDB Cluster

In the last few weeks I’ve been caught off guard by the number of people who’ve told me they have been evaluating Percona XtraDB Cluster (link), and even more surprised at the projects they’re considering it for. Yesterday alone I spoke to several people who have been evaluating it for large, mission-critical enterprise deployments. Some new, some to replace existing systems that use standard MySQL replication.

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