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Hate the dirty recruitment tactics
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I hate it when recruiters reach out to you with a message indicating that they are looking for 'key positions' and when you follow up, the tone changes to "we're just looking for engineers." This happens all the time and the latest company to play this recruitment tactic is LinkedIn. Guys, can't you decide whether you are looking to fill a 'key position' or just an engineering position before reaching out to candidates? I can see that mentioning 'key position' will get a candidate's attention but this is just a low level tactic.
The OSSCube MySQL High Availability Tutorial at OSI Days 2010 was fun and success
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OSSCube’s internationally renowned team of MySQL Experts - Sonali Minocha and Rakesh Kumar, lead a successful workshop on setting up MySQL High Availability for your MySQL Database servers. Scheduled on the second day of the conference, September 20th, the workshop was jam packed with enthusiastic participants.

Sonali, Asia’s first MySQL certified DBA and an internationally renowned

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Calculating Memory Requirements for NDB Storage Engine
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While calculating the storage requirements in NDB, extra consideration is needed when calculating storage requirement for NDB tables. For tables using the NDB cluster storage engine, there is the factor of 4 – byte alignment to be taken into account when calculating storage requirements. This means that all NDB data storage is done in multiples of 4 bytes.

For Example, let’s say if a column takes 14 bytes to store. In NDB it requires 16 bytes to store. 2bytes will be padding. Because of this only in NDB TINYINT, SMALLINT, MEDUMINT, and INT all require 4 bytes storage per record due to the alignment factor. This rule is not applied in case of BIT data type.

BIT(X) – in NDB storage engine this column will take X bite of storage space, if a table definition contains 1 or more BIT column (up to 32 BIT columns) then NDB Cluster reserves 4 Bytes

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Oracle Express Edition first steps for MySQL DBAs
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I have had a few MySQL DBAs ask about how to get started learning Oracle. I will admit that it has been on my to-do list for quite a while1. It never hurts to know more than one database system and a great deal of DBA help wanted ads mention Oracle. Someone once said that you must make sure your capabilities exceed your limitations2 and recently I have been feeling limited when others have started to talk about Oracle capabilities.

So what does it take for a MySQL DBA to get their hands on their own Oracle instance? I used my Ubuntu box to go to Oracle's web site to get the free Oracle XE software.

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    Books for new MySQL DBAs
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    These are two books I would highly recommend for new MySQL DBAs. Both are very well written with a nice writing style. I really like the writing style of the person that wrote the Head First SQL class. Head First MySQL MySQL 5.0 Certification Study Guide
    Installing MySQL Administrator on Linux
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    Installing the MySQL GUI tools are pretty easy on Linux (Fedora - 2.6.18-1.2798.fc6) but there are a few prerequisites for setting them up. The following listed RPMs are required. I did a google search and then performed a quick download of them. libsigc++20-2.0.6-1.i386.rpmglibmm-2.4.7-1.rhfc3.nr.i386.rpm gtkmm24-2.8.5-1.i386.rpm Load the RPMs. MySQL Administor is loaded in /usr/bin by
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