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New AutoMySQLBackup Script

MySQL Backup Script has been around for a long time.  I have used it on and off for years but now I’ve needed to make some  improvements.   This script is based on VER. 2.6 – http://sourceforge.net/projects/automysqlbackup/ Copyright (c) 2002-2003 wipe_out@lycos.co.uk.
I have added my own Copyright (c) 2010 mark@grennan.com – http://www.mysqlfanboy.com/Files/automysqlbackup.sh. But as the code says:  This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful,  but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.  See the GNU General Public License for more details.

My improvements include:

# VER 2.6 Beta 5 – MTG – (2010-04-18)
#    …

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Developer Tips using MySQL

I get ask, by application developers,  “how do you optimize MySQL”.  I do lots of things that don’t really relate to a developer. I analyze the percent of queries are being pulled from cache for instance.  What a developer can do to optimize the SQL they develop is a different questions.   So here is a quick list of things applications developers should know about MySQL.

Explain will analyze your query.

This example shows the possible indexes (keys) that could be used and the index that was selected.  2,262 rows where selected and then sorted (Using file sorts) and one record was returned (limit 1).

mysql> explain SELECT 5/9*(temp_F-32) as t, 5/9*(dewpt_F-32) as td, speed_mps as spd, dir
 > where stn='KLDM' and date_time<'2010-02-12 18:15' and …
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One last bit of evil….

You can store things for later! drizzle> select libtcc("#include <string.h>\n#include <stdlib.h>\nint foo(char* s) { char *a= malloc(1000); return snprintf(s, 100, \"%p\", a); }") as RESULT;

+-----------+
| RESULT    |
+-----------+
| 0x199c610 |
+-----------+
1 row in set (0 sec)

drizzle> select libtcc("#include <string.h>\n#include <stdlib.h>\nint foo(char* s) { char *a= 0x199c610; strcpy(a, \"Hello World!\"); strcpy(s,\"done\"); return strlen(s); }") as result;

+--------+
| result |
+--------+
| done   |
+--------+
1 row in set (0.01 sec)

drizzle> select libtcc("#include <string.h>\n#include <stdlib.h>\nint foo(char* s) { char *a= 0x199c610; strcpy(s, a); return strlen(s); }") as result;

+--------------+
| result       |
+--------------+
| Hello World! | …
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A MD5 stored procedure for Drizzle… in C

So, just in case that wasn’t evil enough for you… perhaps you have something you want to know the MD5 checksum of. So, you could just do this:

drizzle> select md5('Hello World!');
+----------------------------------+
| md5('Hello World!')              |
+----------------------------------+
| ed076287532e86365e841e92bfc50d8c |
+----------------------------------+
1 row in set (0 sec)

But that is soooo boring.

Since we have the SSL libs already loaded into Drizzle, and using my very evil libtcc plugin… we could just implement it in C. We can even use malloc!

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Stored Procedures/Functions for Drizzle

Previously, in “Thoughts on Thoughts on Drizzle” I theorized that one of the major reasons why we did not see lots of people jumping at stored procedures in MySQL was that it wasn’t in their native language (for lack of a better term). We’ve seen External Language Stored Procedures for MySQL that let you write stored procedures in some other languages…. but I felt something was missing.

Firstly, I wanted a language I was really familiar with and comfortable writing complex things in.

Secondly, it should be compiled so that it runs as fast as possible.

Thirdly, it shouldn’t just be linking to a pre-compiled library (drizzle function plugins do that …

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Building MySQL Server with CMake on Linux/Unix

CMake is a cross-platform, open-source build system, maintained by Kitware, Inc.

From the CMake.org home page:

CMake is a family of tools designed to build, test and package software. CMake is used to control the software compilation process using simple platform and compiler independent configuration files. CMake generates native makefiles and workspaces that can be used in the compiler environment of your choice.

It has been used for building the MySQL Server on Windows since MySQL 5.0 – the initial CMake build support was added in August 2006.

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As the GPL fades

We’re continuing to see signs that the dominant GPL open source license may be fading from favor among commercial open source software players. The latest move away from the GPL comes from content management software vendor Alfresco, which is moving to the LGPL after originally releasing its code under the GPL three years ago. The reasoning for the shift, according to Alfresco CEO John Newton, is the company sees greater opportunity beyond being a software application, particularly given the emergence of the Content Management Interoperability Services standard. Alfresco won mostly praise for its move, and it does make sense given where open source is going these days.

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Shocked and Stunned (that code exists and does work)
#define READ_ALL           1       /* openfrm: Read all parameters */
#define EXTRA_RECORD            8       /* Reservera plats f|r extra record */

and later on….

  if (prgflag & (READ_ALL+EXTRA_RECORD))
    records++;

Feel free to think about that for a second.

(I have an urge to add this to questions asked in a job interview…)

sar-sql New Alpha Release

I just uploaded a new tarball for sar-sql containing a few bug fixes, overall code improvements. I also added options to get a partial snapshot of SHOW SLAVE STATUS and SHOW MASTER STATUS. I chose only a few columns to avoid over complicating the project.

I plan one more round of heavy code changes, but no new features until I can stabilize the code enough to release it as beta.


Feel free to visit the project page in Launchpad to comment on the Blueprints, report new bugs and participate through the Answers section.

Thank you very much to Patrick Galbraith who provided some ideas on the best way to solve some of the coding issues.

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MySQL Stored procedure – Split Delimited string into Rows

This procedure will split  a “;” separated column in to new fields preserving ids. This is very specific problem, lets check it with example. Consider a sample table test: And we want output as follows: So again I wrote a procedure. Procedure will read a data from “tmp” table and will split data by my_delimiter […]

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