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OpenDBCamp: Information Lifecycle Architecture

The Open DB Camp in Sardinia 2011 has had a number of sessions on varying topics. Topics range from MySQL over MongoDB to replication and High Availability.

I decided to tap into the database expert resources present here at Sardegna Ricerche by discussing a non-database issue, where one can expert database experts to have insights beyond those of end users. And they did.

The topic was the particular case of information overload many of us suffer from on our hard disks: Too many files, too hard to find.

  • How do we find the bank statement from April 2007 from the more-seldom-used account?
  • What are the ten best work-related pictures from last year?
  • Is this the most current …
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Active support for MySQL 5.0 ends soon

According to the official lifecycle calendar at, active support for MySQL 5.0 (including regular binary updates) will end on December 31st, 2009, which is about 3 weeks away.

Many folks are still using MySQL 5.0.45, as until October that was the package that came with RedHat. That was released in July 2007, over 2 years ago!

Upgrading to MySQL 5.1 is not difficult, though it requires more steps than just upgrading the packages.

There is a list with all the changes made that might affect the upgrade process at This includes which variable names have been deprecated and changed, as well as how to upgrade stored …

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