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MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10: Teasing compression.
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Ok, so I wanted to look into the new compression options of MEB 3.10.

And I would like to share my tests with you. Remember, they’re just this, tests, so please feel free to copy n paste and obtain your own results and conclusions, and should I say it, baselines, in order to compare future behaviour, on your own system.

An Oracle Linux 6.3 virtual machine with 3Gb RAM, 2 virtual threads, on a 1x quad core, windows laptop. Not pretty, but hey.

So, these tests are solely about backup. I’ll do restore when I get some *more* time.

 

First up, lets compare like with like, i.e. MEB version 3.9 & 3.10:

Let’s make this interesting, hence, want to use as much resources available as possible, read, write, process threads and number of buffers.

mysqlbackup --user=root --password=oracle
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MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10: Teasing compression.
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Ok, so I wanted to look into the new compression options of MEB 3.10.

And I would like to share my tests with you. Remember, they’re just this, tests, so please feel free to copy n paste and obtain your own results and conclusions, and should I say it, baselines, in order to compare future behaviour, on your own system.

An Oracle Linux 6.3 virtual machine with 3Gb RAM, 2 virtual threads, on a 1x quad core, windows laptop. Not pretty, but hey.

So, these tests are solely about backup. I’ll do restore when I get some *more* time.

 

First up, lets compare like with like, i.e. MEB version 3.9 & 3.10:

Let’s make this interesting, hence, want to use as much resources available as possible, read, write, process threads and number of buffers.

mysqlbackup --user=root --password=oracle
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OL 4 MySQL: Extending my VM’s root f/s online
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Ok, so after all the things that have been announced @MySQLConnect, I’ve got to play around with them. First stop: space (no.. not ‘the final frontier’).

I need more space on my f/s to get installing. I was a bit of a scrooge when I created my Oracle Linux virtual machine, so now I’m paying the price.

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg_ol63uek01-LogVol01
                      7.1G  5.7G  1.1G  85% /

As I’m using Virtual Box, I’ve added a new SATA Controller vmdk of 10G, SATA Port 1 and then start it up.

fdisk -l

Will be able to identify the new & unused partition:

[root@ol63uek01 ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders
 Units = cylinders of
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OL 4 MySQL: Extending my VM’s root f/s online
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Ok, so after all the things that have been announced @MySQLConnect, I’ve got to play around with them. First stop: space (no.. not ‘the final frontier’).

I need more space on my f/s to get installing. I was a bit of a scrooge when I created my Oracle Linux virtual machine, so now I’m paying the price.

Filesystem            Size  Used Avail Use% Mounted on
/dev/mapper/vg_ol63uek01-LogVol01
                      7.1G  5.7G  1.1G  85% /

As I’m using Virtual Box, I’ve added a new SATA Controller vmdk of 10G, SATA Port 1 and then start it up.

fdisk -l

Will be able to identify the new & unused partition:

[root@ol63uek01 ~]# fdisk -l
Disk /dev/sda: 8589 MB, 8589934592 bytes
 255 heads, 63 sectors/track, 1044 cylinders
 Units = cylinders of
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Log Buffer #284, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs
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This Log Buffer Edition is encompassing various blogs across Oracle, SQL Server and MySQL arena. Enjoy the Log Buffer #284. Oracle: Dimitrios Stasinopoulos was trying to install new Guest Additions to VirtualBox4.1.14 to 4.1.18 and all of a sudden…. Denes Kubicek has a good blog post about APEX 4.2. Jonathan Lewis blogs about the bugs [...]
Converting KVM to VirtualBox
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I have had most of my test environment, aka puppetmasters, test mysql setups etc running in KVM for the past couple of years .. (yes I`m still using a lot of Xen in production environments, but we've also been using KVM for a while already .. it's a good mix) , Virtual box has always been the lesser loved Virtualization platform , however while playing more and more with Vagrant Up I realized I needed to convirt some boxen (e.g my PuppetMaster) to Virtualbox, and google was really no good help(most people seem to go the other way , or want to use some proprietary tools )

So I remembered VBoxManage and apparently I hade blogged about it myselve already ..
I just hate it when I search for stuff and google points right back to me

So I converted my puppetmaster's disks

  • VBoxManage convertdd

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    VirtualBox 4.0.4 Has Arrived
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    Oracle announced the release of VirtualBox 4.0.4 today. This maintenance release addresses many bugs experienced by hosts of all operating systems. You can find a full list of fixes and additions in the Changelog.

    I use VirtualBox on both my Macs for my various testing needs. If you’ve got a favorite desktop virtualization program, leave a comment and tell us about it.



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    Drupal 7 test drive appliance updated to 7.0-beta2, now with GUI option
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    Over the weekend I updated my Drupal 7 test appliance in SUSE Studio to the Drupal 7.0-beta2 release, which was released on Oct. 23rd. I also added phpMyAdmin upon a user request, to provide a web-based method to work with the MySQL instance, if needed.

    In addition to the lightweight "headless" appliance (which can only be accessed and configured via a remote network connection), I've now also created a

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    Testing Drupal 7 on a virtual appliance with MySQL 5.1 and the InnoDB plugin
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    The Drupal community just recently released another alpha test release of their upcoming Drupal 7 version, to shake out the remaining bugs and to encourage more users to test it.

    If you would like to give it a try, but you don't have a free server handy, how about using a virtual machine instead? Using the fabolous SuSE Studio, I've created an appliance based on openSUSE 11.3, Drupal 7.0-alpha7 and MySQL 5.1 with the

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    Ubuntu 10.04 LTS released, MariaDB 5.1.44/5.2-BETA VM’s available
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    A big congratulations to Ubuntu for the release of 10.04 LTS. While I haven’t had the chance to upgrade, I see everyone on Twitter and in the blogosphere say they are really like the Lucid experience.

    A couple of days ago, I made mention that there were VirtualBox images of MariaDB out there. Turns out there were so many downloads, Mark has had to upgrade his Internet connection!

    Anyway, to the point: Mark has created Ubuntu

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    CLI, Roller, Jersey, JavaOne... and More GlassFish News - April 27th, 2010
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    Install and Run Apache Roller 4.01 on GlassFish and OpenSolaris
    Dave Koelmeyer has posted Detailed Instructions on how to install Apache Roller 4.01 on GlassFish v2.1 using MySQL 5.1 for storage.  He uses OpenSolaris snv_134, the subject of a tea-leaf-reading thread.

    Slides and Code Samples on Jersey and JAX-RS
    The Slides and code from Paul Sandoz's presentation at Presentation at AlpesJug on Jersey, JAX-RS and Atmosphere are now 


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    VirtualBox images for MariaDB
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    Coming from a great MariaDB contributor, Mark, is:

  • MariaDB 5.1.44 / 5.2.0 Beta Binaries for Solaris 10 SPARC, and Debian GNU/Linux SPARC. Mark does a fabulous job of building these binaries, and he does them really quickly. If you’re on the SPARC platform, give it a go. Send some feedback, also.
  • Mark has also spent some time developing virtual machines. All you need to get started is download VirtualBox. Mark provides an OpenSolaris 0906 + MariaDB 5.1.44 VM as well as an
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    webcast – DRBD & MySQL High Availability
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    I recently presented a webcast hosted by O’Reilly and Webex.  In it I take you on a step-by-step installation of DRBD and MySQL.  I start by using Sun’s Virtualbox to create to virtual machines running CentOS.  I then explain how to configure them with virtual external drives to use for DRBD.  I next configure the network interfaces to support routed packets into and out of the boxes.  Then I install various packages with yum, configure drbd and finally install MySQL as the last step.  You can follow along at the command line and do it yourself on a Windows, Mac or Linux box.

    VirtualBox Factory: HowTo Automate VBox Provisioning in a Cloud
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    For many years now, Sun provides ISVs with on-line access to Solaris, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Java, Netbeans, compilers, and much more.  This service is named EZQual and is used to evaluate Sun software,  and port and test applications on the Sun platform. To satisfy the demand we must be able to host many ISVs on a single system so we decided from scratch that the service would be implemented using virtualization, just like a cloud. Also, to provide a better user experience we decided to offer a remote desktop feature that, in conjunction with the virtualiztion, really offers what is known as a virtual desktop.

    So far virtualization has been based on Solaris containers. Amongst other advantages, containers are easily provisioned by cloning a first


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    VirtualBox Factory: HowTo Automate VBox Provisioning in a Cloud
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    For many years now, Sun provides ISVs with on-line access to Solaris, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Java, Netbeans, compilers, and much more.  This service is named EZQual and is used to evaluate Sun software,  and port and test applications on the Sun platform. To satisfy the demand we must be able to host many ISVs on a single system so we decided from scratch that the service would be implemented using virtualization, just like a cloud. Also, to provide a better user experience we decided to offer a remote desktop feature that, in conjunction with the virtualiztion, really offers what is known as a virtual desktop.

    So far virtualization has been based on Solaris containers. Amongst other advantages, containers are easily provisioned by cloning a


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    VirtualBox Factory: HowTo Automate VBox Provisioning in a Cloud
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    For many years now, Sun provides ISVs with on-line access to Solaris, MySQL, PostgreSQL, Java, Netbeans, compilers, and much more.  This service is named EZQual and is used to evaluate Sun software,  and port and test applications on the Sun platform. To satisfy the demand we must be able to host many ISVs on a single system so we decided from scratch that the service would be implemented using virtualization, just like a cloud. Also, to provide a better user experience we decided to offer a remote desktop feature that, in conjunction with the virtualiztion, really offers what is known as a virtual desktop.

    So far virtualization has been based on Solaris containers. Amongst other advantages, containers are easily provisioned by cloning a


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    451 CAOS Links 2009.12.01
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    Banking on open source. Open source as a business model. And more.

    Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory on Twitter and Identi.ca
    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    For the latest on Oracle’s acquisition of MySQL via Sun, see Everything you always wanted to know about MySQL but were afraid to ask

    Banking on open source
    # CIOL.com reported on the benefits of Standard Chartered Bank’s open source-based core banking system.

    Open source as a business model
    The “open source has



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    Some friendly advice for bootstrapping your OSS project
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    So you're a small startup company, ready to go live with your product, which you intend to distribute under an Open Source License. Congratulations, you made a wise decision! Your developers have been hacking away frantically, getting the code in good shape for the initial launch. Now it's time to look into what else needs to be built and setup, so you're ready to welcome the first members of your new community and to ensure they are coming back!

    Keep the following saying in mind, which especially holds true in the Open Source world: "You never get a second chance to make a first impression!". While the most important thing is of course to have a compelling and useful product, this blog post is an attempt to highlight some other aspects about community building and providing

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    New "Oracle and Sun Overview and FAQ"
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    Oracle has updated their page on Oracle and Sun and it now includes a PDF entitled "Oracle and Sun Overview and FAQ".  Check it out for comments on many topics covering Sun's Hardware (SPARC, Storage, x86) and Software offerings, including NetBeans, OpenOffice, MySQL, xVM OpsCenter, OpenSource, VirtualBox and GlassFish.

    451 CAOS Links 2009.06.30
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    Governments. Governance. Customers wins. And more.

    Follow 451 CAOS Links live @caostheory
    “Tracking the open source news wires, so you don’t have to.”

    Governments
    The Examiner provided a two part interview with Daniel Risascher, Office of the CIO, Department of Defense, on open source at the DoD, while Government Technology Magazine reported on how open source software and cloud computing can save government money. Similarly, The UK Conservative party delivered a paper on the future of open standards, open source, SOA and cloud for UK Government, while it was reported that Vienna to teach its public servants


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    Recap of Southeast Linux Fest 2009
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    Last weekend, my brother and I attended SELF 2009. A few thoughts on it:

    The mixture of sessions was interesting. There were some really good ones. I think the best session I attended was an OpenSolaris/NetBeans/Glassfish/Virtualbox/ZFS session, given by a Sun employee. He was an excellent presenter, and really showed off the strengths of the technologies in a nice way. He started up enough VMs to make his OpenSolaris laptop chew into swap, and I thought it was fun to see how it dealt with that. I’ve heard Solaris and OpenSolaris do a lot better at avoiding and managing swapping than GNU/Linux, but I couldn’t make any opinion from watching. I did think it was odd to have this session at a “Linux” (yes, they left off the GNU) conference. But I thought the session was a good addition to

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    Sun's Cloud (4 of 4)
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    In the last three updates to this blog, I've tried to set out a clear direction of where Sun's headed. I've talked about our three basic priorities:

    1. Technology Adoption
    2. Commercial Innovation
    3. Efficiently Connecting Adoption and Commercial Opportunity.

    I'm hoping you've got a clear picture surrounding the first of these two priorities - how and where we drive software adoption, and focus our commercial efforts.

    So now I'd like to talk about the linkages - while also addressing one of our biggest strategic challenges, our scale.

    Selling Scale
    First, why is scale a challenge for Sun? To be clear, I'm not talking about purchasing scale. As I've said before, we use innovation to drive product profitability, not simply bulk purchasing leverage. The scale to which I'm referring is selling and marketing scale. With Sun's current products, we could



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    Testing environment: Installing CentOS 5.2 on VirtualBox
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    In the previous post of this series we installed and set up VirtualBox. We prepared it for a default install of CentOS 5.2. This time, we cover the installation of the OS itself. Changes since the last article are an upgrade from v2.0 to v2.1, and the fact that I’m running VirtualBox on my Asus [...]
    OurDelta at linux.conf.au
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    Arjen & Monty @ LCA2009 in Hobart

    I did a couple of sessions on OurDelta at the Linux.conf.au database miniconf: an overview of the project, a short delve into the features, and a “hacking the mysql server for dummies” which was found of particular interest. It’s a pity that session didn’t get accepted into the MySQL conference, it even had MySQL-uberguru Antony Curtis as co-speaker.

    In the hacking talk in Hobart, I showed people the basic infrastructure of the source tree, then going through one particular patch and which changes it makes inside the server (and why). This is an excellent way to learn, as patches have a neat limited scope yet they do something significant. The good news is that the sessions were recorded, so when the

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    TOTD #65: Windows 7 Beta 1 Build 7000 on Virtual Box: NetBeans + Rails + GlassFish + MySQL
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    Microsoft released Windows 7 Beta 1 - the next major version of Vista, download here. There are tons of improvments mostly centered around making the content easily & intuitively accessible. But hey, Mac OSX already serves that purpose well for quite some time ;-)

    But I still want to make sure that our Rails stack (NetBeans, GlassFish, and MySQL) work fine on it. And it very well do, without any issues, as you'll realize at the end of this blog :)

    Lets first get started with installing Windows 7 Beta as a Virtual Box image. Few points to note here:
    • Only IE can be used for downloading Windows 7 Beta, FireFox &






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    TOTD #64: OpenSolaris 2008/11 using Virtual Box
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    Here is a blog entry that was sitting in my Drafts folder for a long time (just because I didn't realize :). Anyway, it shows how to install Open Solaris 2008/11 on Virtual Box. The original install was done using Virtual Box 2.0.6. I installed Virtual Box 2.1 this morning and the image was easily recognized by the updated Virtual Box.

    Here are the basic steps.


    Create a new VM ...



    As part of the previous step, create a new Virtual Disk mapping to the downloaded Open Solaris image ...












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    The Eclipse of Sun
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    If you've been reading this blog for a while you'll know that
    for the past decade I've had a love-hate relation ship with Sun.

    Sun has done a lot of good things in their open source journey such as MySQL, openOffice , Virtualbox and opensourcing Java. But on the other hand they had troubles with creating really organic opensource.

    I've always wondered why a company that bought StarDivision because it was cheaper than buying the MS Office license keeps wasting money on building it's own operating systems, albeit in a pretty open model, but with zero to no relevant community.

    Yes I've ranted on their marketing boys and girls when they polluted forums I liked. But no I don't want this to happen. (Slicing up Sun)

    However I`m in fear it actually might happen, the funny thing is that I already mentioned the same


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    Testing environment: Setting up VirtualBox for easy VM usage
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    One of the first things we had to do here at OlinData is set up a testing environment. Many customers have many different OS environments and we want to be able to accomodate all of them. With the setup described here, we will be able to easily set up many different OS’s, regardless of the [...]
    Quest for OpenSolaris based Appliance
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    Recently I burned a copy of OpenSolaris 2008.11 RC1 and used it with Songbird (using pkg install SUNWsongbird)  and Fluendo MP3 Decoder (which is free for OpenSolaris),  Flash and soon I had a setup in my bedroom which I love to call OpenSolaris Home Theatre Edition that I used to listen to my songs collection and watch online shows that I controlled via Remote Desktop  which to me was a serious contender to those Media Centers out there. 

    However I realized that while I wanted to "Pump

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    Quest for OpenSolaris based Appliance
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    Recently I burned a copy of OpenSolaris 2008.11 RC1 and used it with Songbird (using pkg install SUNWsongbird)  and Fluendo MP3 Decoder (which is free for OpenSolaris),  Flash and soon I had a setup in my bedroom which I love to call OpenSolaris Home Theatre Edition that I used to listen to my songs collection and watch online shows that I controlled via Remote Desktop  which to me was a serious contender to those Media Centers out there. 

    However I realized that while I wanted to

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