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Tips from the trenches for over-extended MySQL DBAs

This post is a follow-up to my November 19 webinar, “Tips from the Trenches: A Guide to Preventing Downtime for the Over-Extended DBA,” during which I described some of the most common reasons DBAs experience avoidable downtime. The session was aimed at the “over-stretched DBA,” identified as the MySQL DBA short of time or an engineer of another discipline without the depth of the MySQL system. The over-stretched DBA may be prone to making fundamental mistakes that cause downtime through poor response time, operations that cause blocking on important data or administrative mishaps through the lack of best practice monitoring and alerting. (You can download my slides and view the recorded webinar here.)

Monitor the things
One of the aides to keeping the system up and …

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Log rotate and the (deleted) MySQL log file mystery

Did your logging stop working after you set up logrotate? Then this post might be for you.

Archive your log files!

Some time ago, Peter Boros wrote about Rotating MySQL Slow Logs safely, explaining the steps of a “best practice” log rotate/archive. This post will add more info about the topic.

When running logrotate for MySQL (after proper setting the /etc/logrotate.d/mysql conf file) from anacron, there’s a situation that you might potentially face if the user and password used to execute the “flush logs” command is stored in, for example, /root/.my.cnf file.

The situation:

You might find out that you have a new MySQL log file ready to receive data, but nothing is being written to it.

Why did this happen?

The logrotate script is executed, but the postrotate …

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.3. Addressed CVE-2014-2569.

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.3.

Changelog:

* Introduced more secure location of PHP script configs to harden a Cacti setup
* Addressed CVE-2014-2569

We have introduced a more secure location /etc/cacti/ for PHP script configs. Earlier, the only way was to keep .php.cnf configs inside of scripts/ folder which falls under the web directory of Cacti setup, thus provides a potential security vulnerability. We strongly recommend to move all .php.cnf files from /usr/share/cacti/scripts/ to /etc/cacti/ and also harden your Cacti setup.

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.2, now with Amazon RDS support

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.2.

Changelog:

* Added Nagios plugin and Cacti template for Amazon RDS
* Added Nagios config template to the documentation
* Added an option to pmp-check-pt-table-checksum to check MAX(ts) of latest checksum
* Added generic Nagios plugin for PT tables
* Extended pmp-check-mysql-processlist with max user connections check
* Zabbix MySQL.running-slave item failed with MySQL 5.6 (bug 1272358)
* ss_get_mysql_stats and MariaDB does not use have_response_time_distribution (bug 1285888)
* Cacti Monitoring plugins and SNMP via TCP (bug 1268552)

Shortly about the new features.

Amazon RDS support in Nagios and Cacti.
We have created the Nagios plugin and Cacti template to give you a chance to add …

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.1 release (enterprise-grade MySQL monitoring and graphing)

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.1 to address the critical bug that appears after the 1.1 upgrade.

Changelog:

* Cacti mysql graphs stop working with data input field “server-id” after 1.1 upgrade (bug 1264814)
* Non-integer poller errors for MySQL Query Response Time (bug 1264353)

A new tarball is available from downloads area or RPM and DEB packages from our software repositories. The plugins are fully supported for customers with a Percona Support contract and free installation services are provided as part of some contracts. In addition as part of …

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1, now with Zabbix support

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1. The components are designed to integrate seamlessly with widely deployed solutions such as Nagios, Cacti and Zabbix, and are delivered in the form of templates, plugins, and scripts.

In this release we have added MySQL template for Zabbix 2.0.x adopted from the existing Cacti one.

Changelog:

* Added MySQL template for Zabbix 2.0.x (first release)
* Added FreeBSD support to Nagios plugins, partially rewritten pmp-check-unix-memory (bugs 1249575, 1244081)
* Added new options to ss_get_mysql_stats.php to better support pt-heartbeat (bugs 1253125, 1253130)
* ss_get_mysql_stats.php script was opening multiple connections to the server …

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Percona XtraDB Cluster/ Galera with Percona Monitoring Plugins

The Percona Monitoring Plugins (PMP) provide some free tools to make it easier to monitor PXC/Galera nodes.  Monitoring broadly falls into two categories: alerting and historical graphing, and the plugins support Nagios and Cacti, respectively, for those purposes.

Graphing

An update to the PMP this summer (thanks to our Remote DBA team for supporting this!) added a Galera-specific host template that includes a variety of Galera-related stats, including:

  • Replication …
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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.0.5 release for MySQL

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.0.5 for MySQL. The components are designed to integrate seamlessly with widely deployed solutions such as Nagios and Cacti, and are delivered in the form of templates, plugins, and scripts.

Changelog:

* Added mysql-ca option to ss_get_mysql_stats.php (bug 1213857)
* Added user info to the idle_blocker_duration check of pmp-check-mysql-innodb (bug 1215317)
* Extended pmp-check-mysql-processlist with more locking states (bug 1213859)
* ss_get_mysql_stats.php did not work with custom mysql port (bug 1213862)
* ss_get_mysql_stats.php silently failed when a query returns too many rows (bug 1225070)
* Wrong description of percona-cacti-templates deb package (bug 1217782)

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Inexpensive SSDs for Database Workloads

The cost of SSDs has been dropping rapidly, and at the time of this writing, 2.5-drives have reached the 1TB capacity mark.  You can actually get inexpensive drives for as little as 60 cents per GB. Even inexpensive SSDs can perform tens of thousands of IOPs and come with 1.5M – 2M hous MTBF and a 5-year warranty: check out the Intel SC S3500 specs as an example. There is however one important factor you need to take into account when considering  SSDs as opposed to conventional hard drives – Write Endurance.

Many of us have heard about SSDs having limits in terms of how many writes SSDs can handle, many however assume this is what is already accounted for in the warranty period and so if the hard drives claim to have sequential write speed of 450MB/sec and a warranty of 5 years we expect …

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.0.4 release: Now with Galera graphs

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.0.4. The components are designed to integrate seamlessly with widely deployed solutions such as Nagios and Cacti, and are delivered in the form of templates, plugins, and scripts.

Changelog:

* Added Galera/MySQL Monitoring Template for Cacti
* Added “Disk Read/Write Time per IO Request (ms)” graph
* Added “MySQL InnoDB Buffer Pool Efficiency” graph
* Switched ss_get_mysql_stats.php to PHP MySQLi extension and made it working with SSL (bug 1193097)
* Added user info to the max_duration check of pmp-check-mysql-innodb plugin (bug 1185513)
* ss_get_mysql_stats.php default values for ‘$status’ array were null instead of 0 (bug 1070268)
* Introduction of innodb_read_views_memory overrode the InnoDB total memory allocated …

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