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Percona XtraBackup – A workaround to the failed assertion bug

I recently conducted a test backup of my “master-slave” setup in my VirtualBox as I was migrating from Percona Server 5.6.12 to version 5.6.13-rel61.0 with Percona XtraBackup v2.2.0 rev. 4885. However, doing the backup on my slave, I encountered this problem:

[04] Compressing and streaming ./test/checksum.ibd
[01] Compressing and streaming ./mysql/slave_master_info.ibd
Assertion "to_read % cursor->page_size == 0" failed at fil_cur.cc:293
innobackupex: Error: The xtrabackup child process has died at /usr/bin/innobackupex line 2641.

This is related to a bug posted by my colleague George  …

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Using a DELETE w/ a JOIN and LIMITing the number of rows deleted.

I've come up with some interesting workarounds for missing features using @session variables and I'd like to share one with you today: DELETE ... JOIN ... LIMIT N;

okay, so we've got two tables, one with many duplicates and one with no duplicates.
We want to join the tables using 'id', but only want to delete N duplicates from t1.
MySQL's DELETE does not include LIMIT support when JOIN is used, so we need to work around
that using some fancy footwork:


mysql> select * from t1;
+------+------+
| id | abc |
+------+------+
| 1 | 1 |
| 1 | 1 |
| 1 | 1 |
| 1 | 1 |
| 1 | 1 |
| 1 | 1 |
| 1 | 1 |
| 1 | 1 |
+------+------+
8 rows in set (0.00 sec)

mysql> select * from t2;
+----+------+
| id | xyz |
+----+------+
| 1 | 1 |
+----+------+
1 row …

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