Showing entries 11 to 12
« 10 Newer Entries
Displaying posts with tag: auditing (reset)
Performance Monitoring, Tuning & Auditing in MySQL® 5.1 - A GUI Approach - PART 1

Revision: 8 - Last Update: September 03 2008

This is the first part of a series of short articles with a how-to approach about MySQL® Performance Monitoring, Tuning & Auditing. We will see the question from a GUI prospective. In particular we will describe which monitoring-oriented features HoneyMonitor, a GUI for MySQL® currently in alpha development, implements.

I will explain how HoneyMonitor let you

  1. install an audit database on your server, without the need of using 3th Party Agents nor using remote repository databases
  2. enable the auditing and start monitoring your server
  3. tuning your server changing a few suggested list of variables to get better performance.

We will use only the 5.1.x series of the Server as we use some Scheduled Events and the Event Scheduler has been added only in the 5.1 branch. In particular we will use MySQL® 5.1.24-rc. We will also do some …

[Read more]
Simple MySQL Auditing

Simple auditing, i.e., knowing what changed recently, can save you tons of time while troubleshooting.

I know that, in the ideal world:

  • Everything is supposed to be done through configuration management.
  • Everything is documented and all changes are tracked through a VCS.
  • Every DDL or set global is trapped via MySQL Proxy and logged.

But there are always ways to bypass the gatekeepers. Changes can go in unnoticed. An hour or so later, your database performance suddenly changes for the worse, and you get that phone call.

First you check if anything caused an actual error. You look around at a few log files and nothing shows up. The next thing you ask yourself is, did someone change anything in the last little while. Of course, everybody says no. After a few hours of digging, comparing schemas, diff-ing old and current config files, you actually find what has changed, …

[Read more]
Showing entries 11 to 12
« 10 Newer Entries