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InnoDB Cluster: Recovering an instance with MySQL Enterprise Backup.

Ok, so if you’re reading this, then I can guess you’ve got a MySQL InnoDB Cluster in an awkard shape, i.e. you need to restore a backup and add the instance back into the cluster, so we have all our instances again.

As it might be logical to think “ah, but I’ve only lost 1 instance, a read-only instance, so all I have to do is backup & restore the other read-only instance and I’m home free. Well I want to make it a little harder. So in this scenario, assume that we’ve lost both the READ-ONLY instances, so I need to backup my primary READ-WRITE instance.

I’ve got a 8.0.16 instance, on Oracle Linux 7.4. We’ll be looking at 2 hosts, ic1 & ic3.

We’ll be using the MySQL Enterprise Edition Server, that bundles MySQL Enterprise Backup with the rpm’s so we don’t need to install anything else.

I’ll assume you’ve got access to Oracle …

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How to plan for MySQL 8.0 upgrade ?

MySQL 8.0 upgrade checklist

Recently one of our customers in Fintech. business (among the largest one in the Asia) wanted to upgrade from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL. 8.0. and they approached us for a safest and durable MySQL upgrade strategy, roadmap and execution. In Fintech. business every transaction needs to durable from statutory regulatory compliance perspective and we at MinervaDB never wanted to go for unplanned / easy in-place MySQL 8.0 upgrade method here without proper pre-migration audit, We wanted to list down in detail what are the possible scenarios this MySQL 8.0 upgrade will fail and the compatibility issues between MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0. Thankfully Upgrade Checker utility that comes with MySQL Shell 8.0 can be executed against MySQL 5.7 server to confirm upgrade readiness, We have written a blog on MySQL Shell 8.0 Upgrade Checker …

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MySQL 8.0 all new Error Logging

MySQL error log contains diagnostics messages such as errors, warnings and notes that occur during MySQL startup, shutdown and while the server is running. For example, a InnoDB table is corrupted and need to repaired, This will be recorded in the error log. MySQL 8.0 Error uses the MySQL component architecture for log event filtering and writing. The MySQL system variable log_error_services controls which log components to enable and the rules for filtering the log events. The component table in the mysql system database contains the information about currently loaded comments and shows which components have been registered with INSTALL COMPONENT. To confirm the components installed, you may use the SQL below:

SELECT * FROM mysql.component;

Currently the available log components are in lib/plugins:

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MySQL TDE: Online key store migration

So, if we’re applying GDPR to our system, and we’re already making use of MySQL Transparent Data Encryption / keyring, then here’s an example on how to migrate from filed-based keyring to the encrypted keyring. Online.

If you’re looking to go deeper into the TDE then I suggest reading the MySQL Server Team’s InnoDB Transparent Tablespace Encryption blog.

You’d already have your environment running, whereas I have to create one.. give me a minute please, 8.0.12 here we come:

mysqld --defaults-file=my_okv.cnf --initialize-insecure --user=khollman
mysqld --defaults-file=my_okv.cnf --user=khollman &

mysql …
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Authenticating MySQL 8.0 (Enterprise) against active directory

Recently our team was tasked to implement MySQL 8.0 in production for a client. While MySQL 8.0 is looking very promising and has a lot of cool new features and revamped old features, it’s still pretty young. The MySQL development team is working very hard on stabilizing the product but, reading the latest release notes for version 8.0.12, it is still very much a bugfix release and not something you will want to put in production immediately. Also, given the fact that a lot of tools such as Percona Xtrabackup do not support MySQL 8.0 yet, we were a bit reluctant to proceed with this idea. But … the client had a strong use case to make use of roles and resource groups and we like challenges so we decided to give it a go.

Another use case that was presented is the one where …

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MySQL 8 Resource Group – introduction and dynamic allocation

This blog post gives an introduction to resource groups in MySQL 8 and dynamical allocation to threads, as well as a related bug report.

Webinar Wed 8/29: Databases in the Hosted Cloud

Please join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles on Wednesday, August 29th, 2018, as he presents Databases in the Hosted Cloud at 7:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 10:00 AM EDT (UTC-4).

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Nearly everyone today uses some form of database in the hosted cloud. You can use hosted MySQL, MariaDB, Percona Server, and PostgreSQL in several cloud providers as a database as a service (DBaaS).

In this webinar, Colin Charles explores how to efficiently deploy a cloud database configured for optimal performance, with a particular focus on MySQL.

You’ll learn the differences between the various public cloud offerings for Amazon RDS including Aurora, Google Cloud SQL, Rackspace OpenStack …

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A small dive into the MySQL 8.0 X-DevAPI


What is the X-DevApi? From there is a definition of the X-DevAPI and its features in the following paragraphs:

The X DevAPI is the common client-side API used by all connectors to abstract the details of the X Protocol. It specifies the common set of CRUD-style functions/methods used by all the official connectors to work with both document store collections and relational tables, a common expression language to establish query properties such as criteria, projections, aliases, and a standard set of additional database management features for handling things like transactions, indexes, etc.

The fact that most of these features share the same format and API between connectors, makes the X DevAPI a perfect fit for modern polyglot development environments such as microservices, and the fact that they are based on a …

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Webinar Wed 7/18: MariaDB 10.3 vs. MySQL 8.0

Please join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents as he presents MariaDB 10.3 vs. MySQL 8.0 on Wednesday, July 18th, 2018, at 9:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 12:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).

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Technical considerations

Are they syntactically similar? Where do these two databases differ? Why would I use one over the other?

MariaDB 10.3 is on the path of gradually diverging from MySQL 8.0. One obvious example is the internal data dictionary currently under development for MySQL 8.0. This is a major change to the way metadata is stored and used within the server, and MariaDB doesn’t have an equivalent feature. Implementing this feature could mark the end of datafile-level compatibility between …

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Using MySQL Shell 8.0.11 “upgrade checker” to upgrade from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0 successfully

We are really excited about MySQL 8.0 new features ( and our consultants spend several hours weekly, testing new features and doing research on how best we can create value for our customers from having those in production. Being an pure-play MySQL consulting, support and remote DBA services company, We are fully accountable for our customer database infrastructure operations performance, scalability, high availability and reliability.  As we are aggressive about gaining maximum results from MySQL 8 investments made by our customers, We are equally conservative (our customer data reliability is critical for us !)  on adopting new features, until we are fully confident after several rounds of testing (at different scales on multiple platforms) and technical review (we engage both internal and …

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