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Tungsten Replicator cookbook. Advanced replication topologies made easy
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I have been asked many times to provide an easy way of deploying fan-in and star schema replication schemas. So far, I have been delayed by more pressing duties.

Now the time has come. Since we are about to release a new version of Tungsten Replicator, I made the effort of putting together the steps for an easy deployment.


The package (with downloads and svn code available at Tungsten-Replicator Toolbox) includes some juicy goodies. There are recipes to install.

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How common_schema installs itself
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Up till common_schema version 1.1, the user would need to choose from distinct distribution files: an install compatible with MySQL 5.1, one compatible with InnoDB Plugin enabled servers, and one compatible with Percona Server. The difference between the three is the availability of certain INFORMATION_SCHEMA tables.

With 1.1, this is no longer the case: common_schema auto-detects the server and available feature set, and installs accordingly.

Wait, isn't common_schema just a SQL file?

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Installing MySQL from source/binary tarball as a Linux service
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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.

Installing from source

To get this straight: you sometimes have to compile the source files. I, for example, happen to use the Sphinx MySQLSE extension. You can only use it if compiled with …

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how to setup gitorious on ubuntu server 11.10
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In this tutorial I will describe how to setup gitorious on Ubuntu 11.10. Gitorious – a Ruby on Rails web application – can be used to conclude git projects in an easy to manage user interface. In the README of the gitorious repository I found the evidence “One of the main challenges in Gitorious is its installation process. It is anything but trivial.” – It appears correct During the installation I got some errors by the sphinx search engine and some ruby gems. You will find the workarounds in this tutorial.


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MySQL 5.6 too verbose when creating data directory
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When I install a MySQL package using MySQL Sandbox, if everything goes smoothly, I get an informative message on standard output, and I keep working.

This is OK

$HOME/opt/mysql/5.5.15/scripts/mysql_install_db --no-defaults \
--user=$USER --basedir=$HOME/opt/mysql/5.5.15 \
--datadir=$HOME/sandboxes/msb_5_5_15/data \
Installing MySQL system tables...
Filling help tables...

To start mysqld at boot time you have to copy
support-files/mysql.server to the right place for your system


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Better MySQL Security and Administration
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With the recent cyber attacks and breaches with data from large organizations including Sony, is your MySQL data safe? What are the best practices for securing and administering your MySQL environment? In this presentation we will cover the essential steps for better MySQL security. We will also cover the different installation and administration tasks necessary to ensure …

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Tungsten Replicator 2.0.4 released: usability and power
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It has been a bumpy ride, with dozens of issues opened and resolved, but we finally feel that Tungsten Replicator 2.0.4 is ready for prime time.There have been quite a lot of changes. Most notably, the replicator is much faster, especially when it comes to parallel replication, and it is much easier to install, thanks to its new integrated installer, which can validate all the requirements to install the replicator, …
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Usability improvements in Tungsten Replicator 2.0.4
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If you love a software product, you should try to improve it, and not be afraid of criticizing it. This principle has guided me with MySQL (where I have submitted many usability bugs, and discussed interface with developers for years), and it proves true for Tungsten Replicator as well. When I started working at Continuent, while I was impressed by the technology, I found the installation procedure and the product logs quite discouraging. I would almost say disturbing. Fortunately, my colleagues have agreed on my usability focus, and we can enjoy some tangible improvements. I have …

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Getting started with Tungsten Replicator and Tungsten Sandbox
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We have been busy, at Continuent. In addition to our usual work with high performance replication, we have addressed usability issues, since we know that a hard-to-use problem, no matter how powerful, has low adoption. Thus, is with some personal satisfaction that I can announce the release of Tungsten Replicator 2.0.3, which comes with several huge improvements in matter of user friendliness. The …
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Guide to MySQL installation files
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Even for DBAs already familiar with MySQL, the choice of installation methods and the variety of install/package files is overwhelming and confusing.

I’ll make a (very!) brief introduction to the various installation options, concentrating on the Linux operating system, and provide with a simple shopping list.

For illustration, I’ll refer to the MySQL 5.1.52 community edition, the latest at the time of this writing. Downloads are available at

I will then refer to alternate distributions. …

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