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Not a Fan of Redhat RPMs Today or Why No Follow Up for RH/Centos/Fedora from Last Blog


I received a lot of good feedback Building the PHP MySQL XDevAPI PECL Extension on MySQL 8.0.11 and PHP 7.2 for the MySQL Document Store including a few folks asking if I could document that it takes to get the MySQL X DevAPI working with an RPM based Linux distro.

Well I'd really like to.  But I can't.

Redhat Linux 4 I still remember getting my copy of Redhat Linux 4.0 (not RHEL -- no enterprise thoughts in those days)  It was January 1997 and I installed it the week before Rehaht 4.1 came out.  I thought that RPMs were much better than the old 'unzip the tar file;./configure; make install' circus. I thought Redhat was pretty cool. Heck I even became a RHCE.  
Then I found the Debian variants easier to work with and more up to date.  My not so …

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Getting started with Orchestrator

Orchestrator is a MySQL high availability and replication management tool. In this blog post, we will cover the first steps for getting started with it on an existing topology.

The code examples assume you are running Centos 7, but the general steps should be similar if you are running other operating system versions/flavors.

Prep work

1. Create a MySQL user on each of your database servers.
Orchestrator will connect with this user to discover the topology and to perform any changes you tell it to make.

CREATE USER 'orchestrator'@'%' IDENTIFIED BY '****';
GRANT SUPER, PROCESS, REPLICATION SLAVE, RELOAD ON *.* TO 'orchestrator'@'%';
GRANT SELECT ON mysql.slave_master_info TO 'orchestrator'@'%';
GRANT SELECT ON meta.* TO 'orchestrator'@'%';

Note: Orchestrator reads replication credentials stored in mysql.slave_master_info table, which implies you need to set up your servers with master_info_repository = …

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Back to basics: Isolation Levels In MySQL

In this blog, we will see the very basic thing “I” of “ACID” and an important property of Transaction ie., “ISOLATION”

The isolation defines the way in which the MySQL server (InnoDB) separates each transaction from other concurrent running transaction in the server and also ensures that the transactions are processed in a reliable way. If transactions are not isolated then one transaction could modify the data that another transaction is reading hence creating data inconsistency. Isolation levels determine how isolated the transactions are from each other.

MySQL supports all four the isolation levels that SQL-Standard defines.The four isolation levels are

  • READ UNCOMMITTED
  • READ COMMITTED
  • REPEATABLE READ
  • SERIALIZABLE

The Isolation level’s can be set globally or session based on our requirements.

 

 

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How to Install Pimcore CMS on Ubuntu 18.04 LTS

Pimcore is a free and open-source enterprise content management system written in PHP language and uses MySQL/MariaDB for databases. It is fast, flexible, and designer and developer-friendly that allow us to manage and share all of our digital assets across any channel.

Lock Down: Enforcing SELinux with Percona XtraDB Cluster

Why do I spend time blogging about security frameworks? Because, although there are some resources available on the Web, none apply to Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) directly. Actually, I rarely encounter a MySQL setup where SELinux is enforced and never when Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) or another Galera replication implementation is used. As we’ll see, there are good reasons for that. I originally thought this post would be a simple “how to” but it ended up with a push request to modify the SST script and a few other surprises.

Some context

These days, with all the major security breaches of the last few years, the importance of security in IT cannot be highlighted enough. For that reason, …

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Eight Supported by Eighth!

We would like to take this moment to thank the Oracle company for continuous development of the popular MySQL database! As you all might know, Oracle has recently released  MySQL Server, v8.0. In its turn, Devart decided to get a move on and release the new dbForge Studio for MySQL, 8.0! Support for MySQL Server […]

MySQL on Docker: Running a MariaDB Galera Cluster without Orchestration Tools - DB Container Management - Part 2

As we saw in the first part of this blog, a strongly consistent database cluster like Galera does not play well with container orchestration tools like Kubernetes or Swarm. We showed you how to deploy Galera and configure process management for Docker, so you retain full control of the behaviour.  This blog post is the continuation of that, we are going to look into operation and maintenance of the cluster.

To recap some of the main points from the part 1 of this blog, we deployed a three-node Galera cluster, with ProxySQL and Keepalived on three different Docker hosts, where all MariaDB instances run as Docker containers. The following diagram illustrates the final deployment:

Graceful Shutdown

To perform a graceful MySQL shutdown, the best way is to send SIGTERM …

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Dynamic Replication Channel Specific Filtering for uses like InnoDB Cluster

There are numerous ways to filter your replication stream in MySQL.  So many, that the documentation team has created guided “walk-through” pages for considering the various complex DB Filtering and subsequent Table Filtering paths folks have used for the “global” filtering options.  But now there are “channel specific” options that can be implemented at startup with enhanced… Read More »

MySQL Connector/NET 8.0.11 is available as official MySQL NuGet packages

Dear MySQL Connector/NET users,

We are proud to announce that the open source version of Connector/NET 8.0.11 is also available as official MySQL NuGet packages. Connector/NET 8.0.11 is a GA release that can be used in production environments. Additionally, users with an older version can safely upgrade if preferred.

 

What this means for Connector/NET users?

Installing and upgrading packages couldn’t be easier, plus you need only to install the packages that fit your needs. Also, it’s even easier and more straight forward to develop for MySQL from Visual Studio.

NuGet is the package manager for the Microsoft development platform including .NET. The NuGet client tools provide the ability to produce and consume packages. The NuGet Gallery is the central software package repository populated by various package authors and tied …

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Pythian at DataOps Barcelona

DataOps Barcelona is an event organized by Binlogic and will be taking place June 21-22, 2018 in Barcelona, Spain. Pythian is proud to be supporting this inaugural open source-focused conference in Europe!

DataOps is of course short for “Database + Operations” and contains talks about the various open-source database ecosystems and how they are operationalized with regards to cloud solutions, security, automation, high availability and scaling.

Pythian has a long history of helping companies leverage open source technologies and cloud infrastructure to meet their business requirements. We excel at managing traditional open source relational database (MySQL) and relatively new NoSQL technologies (MongoDB, Cassandra).

Our …

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