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Changes in Configuration of Global Variables between MySQL 5.6.20 and MySQL 5.7.4 “Milestone 14″
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While doing some testing (that I have pending to show you) on the still-in-development MySQL 5.7 I wanted to do some analysis on the configuration to see if the changes in performance were due to the code changes or just to the new MySQL defaults (something that is very common in the migration from 5.5 to 5.6 due to the default transaction log size and other InnoDB parameters). This is a quick post aiming to identify the global variables changed between these two versions.

You could tell me that you could just read the release notes, but my experience (and this is not an exception,

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How to compare the record differences of two similar tables - Part 2 of 2
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The rationale behind comparing tables versus using a CHECKSUM TABLE statement can be found in the first part of this entry.

Comparing the record differences of two similar tables can be useful when transferring records from an old database to a new one or when comparing backup tables against the original tables. Depending on specific requirements, it may be necessary to validate that the transfer was successful or to see which specific data in the records of the original and in-use tables have been updated, inserted, or deleted when compared to the backup. The query in the stored procedure below will show the





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Free and easy schema diff and patch
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The easiest way to see the differences between two schemas on a non-Windows machine is to run:

mysqldump -h server1 --no-data --all-databases > file1.sql
mysqldump -h server2 --no-data --all-databases > file2.sql
diff file1.sql file2.sql

However, this will show also trivial differences, such as the value of AUTO_INCREMENT. It also does not give you a way to patch one schema to be like another.

We frequently are asked to “do a schema diff and create a script that will ‘patch’ one server.” Usually this is done to take a development or test schema and move it to production for a release.

We like to use the best tool for the job, and while diff is good, I like to use MySQL workbench. The OSS (Community) edition provides



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A Better diff Or What To Do When GNU diff Runs Out Of Memory ("diff: memory exhausted")
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Recently I ran into major problems using GNU diff. It would crash with "diff: memory exhausted" after only a few minutes trying to process the differences between a couple 4.5GB files. Even a beefy box with 9GB of RAM would run out of it in minutes.

There is a different solution, however, that is not dependent on file sizes. Enter rdiff – rsync's backbone. You can read about it here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rsync (search for rdiff).

The upsides of rdiff are:

  • with the same 4.5GB files, rdiff only ate about 66MB of RAM and scaled very well. It never crashed to date.
  • it is also MUCH faster than diff.
  • rdiff itself combines both diff and patch capabilities, so you can create deltas and apply them using the same

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