Before we go into how to set up master-slave replication in MySQL, let us talk about some of the reasons I have set up master-slave replication using MySQL.
1) Offload some of the queries from one server to another and spread the load: One of the biggest advantages to have master-slave set [...]
There have been numerous occasions where I needed to make backups of individual tables from selected database. Usually I can achieve this by typing:
mysqldump database_name table1 > table1.sql
mysqldump database_name table2 > table2.sql
This could be very painful if you have 10?s or 100?s of tables. Until today, I never ran into a situation where I [...]
One of the mysql database servers I manage started to have issues with doing backups yesterday. mysqldump was running but nothing was happening on the backup side. I started to investigate to see why our full backups were failing. I opened up the mysql error log file (mine is at: /usr/local/mysql/var/hostname.err) [...]
One very interesting thing I noticed with MySQL was that if you delete a database, ibdata file doesn’t shrink by that much space to minimize disk usage. I deleted the database and checked usage of /usr/local/mysql/var folder and noticed that ibdata file is still the same size. So the problem I face now [...]
In one of my previous posts: MySQL backups, I talked about using a script for automating backups. I show that we can use gzip to compress backup file to compress and save. Since then, our backup file has been growing meg or two a day which is causing our backup files to get [...]
MySQL backups are essential to running a site with MySQL backend. Generally you can get away with doing nightly backups but on our site, due to couple issues we had in past, we are forced to do hourly backups of our db.
Intially I was doing backup by using: mysqldump dbname > weekdayHour.dbname.sql hourly. [...]
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