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Revisiting ZFS and MySQL
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While at Percona Live this year I was reminded about ZFS and running MySQL on top of a ZFS-based storage platform.

Now I’m a big fan of ZFS (although sadly I don’t get to use it as much as I used to after I shutdown my home server farm), and I did a lot of different testing back while at MySQL to ensure that MySQL, InnoDB and ZFS worked correctly together.

Of course today we have a completely new range of ZFS compatible environments, not least of which are FreeBSD and ZFS on Linux, I think it’s time to revisit some of my original advice on using this combination.

Unfortunately the presentations and MySQL University sessions back then have all been taken down. But that doesn’t mean the advice is any less valid.

Some of the core advice for using InnoDB on ZFS:

  • Configure a single InnoDB tablespace,
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LVM read performance during snapshots
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For the same customer I am exploring ZFS for backups, the twin server is using regular LVM and XFS. On this twin, I have setup mylvmbackup for a more conservative backup approach. I quickly found some odd behaviors, the backup was taking much longer than what I was expecting. It is not the first time I saw that, but here it was obvious. So I recorded some metrics, bi from vmstat and percent of cow space used from lvs during a backup. Cow space is the Copy On Write buffer used by LVM to record the modified pages like they were at the beginning of the snapshot. Upon reads, LVM must scan the list to verify that there’s no newer version. Here’s the other details about the backup:

  • Filesystem: 2TB, xfs
  • Snapsize: 60GB
  • Amount to backup: ~600GB
  • Backup tool: mylvmbackup
  • Compressor: pbzip2

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ZFS on Linux and MySQL
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I am currently working with a large customer and I am involved with servers located in two data centers, one with Solaris servers and the other one with Linux servers. The Solaris side is cleverly setup using zones and ZFS and this provides a very low virtualization overhead. I learned quite a lot about these technologies while looking at this, thanks to Corey Mosher.

On the Linux side, we recently deployed a pair on servers for backup purpose, boxes with 64 300GB SAS drives, 3 raid controllers and 192GB of RAM. These servers will run a few slave instances each of production database servers and will perform the backups.  The write load is not

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ZFS: could have been the future of UNIX Filesystems
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There was a point a few years ago where Sun could have had the next generation UNIX filesystem. It was in Solaris (and people were excited), there was a port to MacOS X (that was quite exciting for people) and there was a couple of ways to run it on linux (and people were excited). So… instead of the fractured landscape of ext3, HFS+ and (the various variations of) UFS we could have had one file system that was common between all of the commonly used UNIX-like variants. Think of being able to use a file system on a removable drive that isn’t FAT and being able to take it from machine to machine (well… Windows would be a problem, but it always is).

There was some really great work done in OpenSolaris with integration between the

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Activity of the ZFS ARC
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Disk I/O is still a common source of performance issues, despite modern cloud environments, modern file systems and huge amounts of main memory serving as file system cache. Understanding how well that cache is working is a key task while investigating disk I/O issues. In this post, I’ll show the activity of the ZFS file system Adaptive Replacement Cache (ARC).

There are often more statistics available than you realize (or have been documented), which may certainly be true with the ARC. Apart from showing these statistics, I’ll also show how to extend observability using dynamic tracing (DTrace). These tracing techniques are also applicable to any kernel subsystem. This is an advanced topic, where I’ll sometimes dip into kernel code.

Architecture

For background on the ZFS ARC, see the paper

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zfs Snapshot Commands Example
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As i have already discussed in my previous post zfs filesystem and MySQL about zfs overview and two most important command zpool and zfs. I am going to continue with usage of zfs snapshots. It includes create a pool, Create file system, Taking a snapshot, Renaming Snapshots, Listing all snapshots, restoring from snapshot and Moving the snapshot to other location.
snapshot is a read-only copy of a file system or volume. Snapshots can be created almost instantly, and

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zfs FileSystem and MySQL
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ZFS is a new kind of 128-bit file system that provides simple administration, transactional semantics, end-to-end data integrity, and immense scalability. ZFS is not an incremental improvement to existing technology; it is a fundamentally new approach to data management. ZFS was first introduced in Solaris in 2004 and it is a default filesystem in OpenSolaris, but Linux ports are underway, Apple is shipping it in OS X 10.5 Leopard with limited zfs capability ( Apple shutdown this project afterward due to some known reason), and it will be included in FreeBSD 7.


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OpenSQL Camp Europe and FrOSCon: A summary
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With OpenSQL Camp and FrOSCon being over for almost a week now, it's time to come up with a short summary. I traveled home on Monday morning and then took Tuesday off, so I had some catching up to do...

As for the past years, FrOSCon rocked again! According to the closing keynote, they had around 1.500 (unique) visitors and I had a great time there. I really enjoyed meeting all the old and new faces of the various Open Source communities. The lineup of speakers was excellent, Jon "maddog" Hall's keynote about "Free and Open Source Software in the Developing World" was quite insightful and inspiring.

Most of the time I was busy with

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My MySQL keynote slides and video
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Been asked a few times in the last few days about where my slides are from my MySQL keynote from *last* year.

Ooops.

Um, yeah.  Sorry about that.  Here’s a link to ‘The SmugMug Tale’ slides, and you can watch the video below:

Sorry for the extreme lag.  I suck.

The important highlights go something like this:

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Webinar sécurité pour applications Web: conclusion
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Merci d'avoir assisté au webinar sur la sécurité  pour les applications Web, et merci pour vos questions. Cette présentation était réservée aux membres du programme Sun Startup Essentials. Comme promis, voici une liste de liens utiles qui viennent compléter les sujets abordés pendant la présentations :


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Security For Web Applications Webinar: Wrap Up
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Thank you for attending the Sun Startup Essentials webinar on Security for Web Applications, here is a list of useful links to learn more about and start implementing the different technologies that were covered during the presentation:

Security For Web Applications Webinar: Wrap Up
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Thank you for attending the Sun Startup Essentials webinar on Security for Web Applications, here is a list of useful links to learn more about and start implementing the different technologies that were covered during the presentation:

Security For Web Applications Webinar: Wrap Up
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Thank you for attending the Sun Startup Essentials webinar on Security for Web Applications, here is a list of useful links to learn more about and start implementing the different technologies that were covered during the presentation:

Webinar securite pour applications Web
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Mercredi 10 Février, 11h00 (Paris) : Sécurité pour les applications Web. Pour les startups du Web, la protection et la sécurisation de leurs applications, de leurs données, et de celles de leurs clients est un véritable facteur clé de succès.  Ce Webinar couvre les différents challenges liés à la sécurité ainsi que les solutions associées telles que l'encryption, l'authentification, les certificats, la sécurisation du stockage et le stockage à tolérance de panne, les environnements étanches. Les architectes de Sun Startup Essentials présenteront des implémentations économiques basées sur des composents standards et ouverts tel qu'Apache, MySQL et ZFS. Ce webinar fait partie de l'accompagnement du programme Sun Startup Essentials et est réservé à ses

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Webinar securite pour applications Web
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Mercredi 10 Février, 11h00 (Paris) : Sécurité pour les applications Web. Pour les startups du Web, la protection et la sécurisation de leurs applications, de leurs données, et de celles de leurs clients est un véritable facteur clé de succès.  Ce Webinar couvre les différents challenges liés à la sécurité ainsi que les solutions associées telles que l'encryption, l'authentification, les certificats, la sécurisation du stockage et le stockage à tolérance de panne, les environnements étanches. Les architectes de Sun Startup Essentials présenteront des implémentations économiques basées sur des composents standards et ouverts tel qu'Apache, MySQL et ZFS. Ce webinar fait partie de l'accompagnement du programme Sun Startup Essentials et est réservé à ses

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Reminder: Tech Webinar on Security for Web Application
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Reminder, mark you callendar:

Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Solaris, Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>


Reminder: Tech Webinar on Security for Web Application
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Reminder, mark you callendar:

Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Solaris, Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>


Reminder: Tech Webinar on Security for Web Application
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Reminder, mark you callendar:

Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Solaris, Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>


ZFS and Solaris: storage optimization for the cloud
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Cloud computing has been one of the most discussed topic over the year, and the discussion is not over because what is really being discussed is the way we will access computing an storage resources in the future. Even famous French intellectuals are giving their opinion and making predictions. Future will decide on predictions's accuracy.

What is usually less discussed is the technology behind cloud-computing, though this is no secret that virtualization is playing a key role. Cloud data-centers will be loaded with virtual machines each of these machines potentially requiring in disk-space what a complete operating system (OS) requires, which can go up to many gigabytes. How much disk-space does a virtual machine image (vdi) really consum? The only good answer is: too much.

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ZFS and Solaris: storage optimization for the cloud
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Cloud computing has been one of the most discussed topic over the year, and the discussion is not over because what is really being discussed is the way we will access computing an storage resources in the future. Even famous French intellectuals are giving their opinion and making predictions. Future will decide on predictions's accuracy.

What is usually less discussed is the technology behind cloud-computing, though this is no secret that virtualization is playing a key role. Cloud data-centers will be loaded with virtual machines each of these machines potentially requiring in disk-space what a complete operating system (OS) requires, which can go up to many gigabytes. How much disk-space does a virtual machine image (vdi) really consum? The only good answer is: too

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ZFS and Solaris: storage optimization for the cloud
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Cloud computing has been one of the most discussed topic over the year, and the discussion is not over because what is really being discussed is the way we will access computing an storage resources in the future. Even famous French intellectuals are giving their opinion and making predictions. Future will decide on predictions's accuracy.

What is usually less discussed is the technology behind cloud-computing, though this is no secret that virtualization is playing a key role. Cloud data-centers will be loaded with virtual machines each of these machines potentially requiring in disk-space what a complete operating system (OS) requires, which can go up to many gigabytes. How much disk-space does a virtual machine image (vdi) really consum? The only good answer is: too

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Tech Webinar: Security for Web Application
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Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>

Tech Webinar: Security for Web Application
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Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>

Tech Webinar: Security for Web Application
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Wednesday January 27th, Join the Sun Startup Essentials Webinar on  Security for Web Applications.

A key success factor for Web startups is to protect their applications and data from different security threats. Join this webinar to learn about security challenges and about key solutions such as encryption, authentication, certificates, secure and fault-tolerant storage, chrooted environments. The Sun Startup Essentials experts will also cover how to implement these solutions at minimal cost by using standard and open components such as Apache, MySQL, ZFS and more.

Registration limited to members of the Sun Startup Essentials program.

Your company is less than 6 year and  150 employee: Join Sun Startup Essentials >>

My swap space on an SSD?
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I had an interesting discussion with 2 colleagues about the possible interest of putting the swap space of a system on a SSD.

If I consider the gain in latency that an SSD brings versus a capacity disk - in the region of 100x - the solution seems obvious. Swapping - or more precisely paging - must be much faster/ with an SSD. Since RAM is expensive versus SSD, I could even be tempted to design a system with a small amount of RAM and a large amount of swap space on SSDs. In other words, I can ask myself if trying to prevent my system to page is still a good fight?

Let's try to shed some light on these questions.

Paging takes place when my system runs out of RAM because more processes are created or because existing processes requires more memory (check this


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My swap space on an SSD?
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I had an interesting discussion with 2 colleagues about the possible interest of putting the swap space of a system on a SSD.

If I consider the gain in latency that an SSD brings versus a capacity disk - in the region of 100x - the solution seems obvious. Swapping - or more precisely paging - must be much faster/ with an SSD. Since RAM is expensive versus SSD, I could even be tempted to design a system with a small amount of RAM and a large amount of swap space on SSDs. In other words, I can ask myself if trying to prevent my system to page is still a good fight?

Let's try to shed some light on these questions.

Paging takes place when my system runs out of RAM because more processes are created or because existing processes requires more memory (check this


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My swap space on an SSD?
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I had an interesting discussion with 2 colleagues about the possible interest of putting the swap space of a system on a SSD.

If I consider the gain in latency that an SSD brings versus a capacity disk - in the region of 100x - the solution seems obvious. Swapping - or more precisely paging - must be much faster/ with an SSD. Since RAM is expensive versus SSD, I could even be tempted to design a system with a small amount of RAM and a large amount of swap space on SSDs. In other words, I can ask myself if trying to prevent my system to page is still a good fight?

Let's try to shed some light on these questions.

Paging takes place when my system runs out of RAM because more processes are created or because existing processes requires more memory (check this


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Extra GlassFish News - Nov 8th, 2009
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This is the first of our weekly news catch-up and covers Nov 1 to Nov 11, 2009. This week the news catch-up is partial; next week I'll create the entry through the week and will try to be more comprehensive.

This week we also cover old news on JRuby and OSGi.

GlassFish and Middleware News

  • IBM DeveloperWorks: Introducing Metro. Nice to see IBM refering to the GlassFish WebServices implementation as it is Used by Many, including IBM. Incidentally,
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451 CAOS Links 2009.10.27
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Red Hat invests in EnterpriseDB. The White House goes open source. 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

In other news…

# EnterpriseDB confirmed Red Hat investment, partnership.

# Whitehouse.gov migrated to Drupal, as well as Linux, Apache,


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Technical Webinars
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You want to use or to know more about Sun technologies? Join these Webinars to improve your knowledge and skills. You will be able to ask questions to Sun's experts.

  • Mercredi 10 Février : Securité pour les applications Web. Pour les startups du Web, la protection et la sécurisation de leurs applications, de leurs données, et de celles de leurs clients est un véritable facteur clé de succès.  Ce Webinar couvre les différents challenges liés à la sécurité ainsi que les solutions associées telles que l'encryption, l'authentification, les certificats, la sécurisation du stockage et le stockage à tolérance de panne, les environnements étanches. Les architectes de Sun Startup Essentials présenteront des implémentations économiques basées sur des composents standards et ouverts tel qu'Apache,

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