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Using your FRM file to get Schema and then import idb files..

 This is a topic that overall you never should have to do... Why? Because you created backups right... You have tested and know the backups work so you can just restore those backups and get your lost schema and related data... 

However that one instance in the corner office.. you never got around to setting up.. it not that important... just crashed and now you realize how you actually do use it... 

All is not lost..  

MySQL released their MySQL utilities awhile back and since been replaced more with the MySQL Shell.  

mysqlfrm is still very handy though when needing to pull out the schema from an …

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How to Allow a Remote MySQL Database Connection

Here at Pythian we like to pay attention to what brings people to our site, and one of the main queries we’ve been seeing is “How can I allow a remote MySQL database connection?” Since our mission is to help you love your data, we asked Matthias Crauwels, Lead Database Consultant on one of Pythian’s MySQL teams to address this topic. Over to Matthias!

I’m hoping this may be the start of a series of posts where I can share some common MySQL knowledge in a (hopefully) clear and understandable manner. So let’s get started.

Technical requirements

Historically MySQL allows a client to connect in two different ways. You can either use a local socket solution (on a Linux/Unix system this is called a Unix socket, whereas on Windows systems it’s a named pipe) or via a TCP connection to a listening port (by default 3306).

Since the introduction of MySQL 8.0, a third way is also available using a newer …

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MySQL Cluster Backup and Restore

MySQL Ndb Cluster provides durability for data by default via logging and checkpointing.

In addition, users can take backups at any time, which allows for disaster recovery, replication synchronisation, data portability and other use cases.

This post looks at the backup and restore mechanisms in MySQL Ndb Cluster.

MySQL Ndb Cluster architecture recap

MySQL Ndb Cluster is a distributed SQL relational database :

  • Designed for low overhead read + write scale out, high availability, high throughput and low latency.
  • Providing distributed parallel joins, transactions, row locks, foreign keys.
  • Data is primarily stored and managed by a set of independent data node processes.
  • Data is accessed via distributed MySQL servers and …
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Rolling sum and average – Window Functions MySQL

Rolling sum and average query results are possible by combining the aggregate functions SUM() or AVG() with the OVER() clause, making for powerful analytic queries. I recently learned how to compute a rolling average or sum of values by using the Windowing option of the OVER() clause, applying the concepts to a data set I am familiar with. I wanted to share my learning with any readers who might be interested…

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How to Deploy Percona Server for MySQL for High Availability

Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 offers a number of clustering solutions for high availability out-of-the-box:

  • Single-master:

    • Asynchronous replication
    • Semi synchronous replication
  • Multi-master:
    • Group replication
    • InnoDB Cluster (a combination of MySQL Router, MySQL Shell and Percona Server with Group Replication)

The most popular, battle-tested, and highly scalable solution is, of course, asynchronous replication. In this blog post, we are going to deploy a Percona Server replication setup specifically for high availability. The instructions described here are based on CentOS 7.

Installing Percona Server

For high availability, we need at least two nodes …

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MySQL 8.0.22 New Features Summary

Presentation of some of the new features of MySQL 8.0.22 released on October 19th, 2020.

The post MySQL 8.0.22 New Features Summary first appeared on dasini.net - Diary of a MySQL expert.

Where's the MySQL Team from November to December 2020

We would like to return to the regular announcements about where you can find MySQL Community team or MySQL experts at during Nov-Dec 2020. All the shows we are attending by end of this year are mostly VIRTUAL ones. Please find more details below:

  • November, 2020:

    • GSCC2020/Virtual, November 14, 2020, @5:00-6:00pm

      • David Stokes, the MySQL Community Manager will be talking about "MySQL 8.0 Features for Developers"
    • MoodleMoot Global/Virtual, Nov 16-18, 2020
      • Please visit our online booth where you can talk online to our booth staff. Please also …
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Minimizing read-write MySQL downtime

The relational database of choice at Yelp is MySQL and it powers much of the Yelp app and yelp.com. MySQL does not include a native high-availability solution for the replacement of a primary server, which is a single point of failure. This is a tradeoff of its dedication to ensuring consistency. Replacing a primary server is sometimes necessary due to planned or unplanned events, like an operating system upgrade, a database crash or hardware failure. This requires pausing data modifications to the database while the server is restarted or replaced and can mean minutes of downtime. Pausing data modifications means...

Vitess Operator for Kubernetes

Introduction In this blog, I would like to explore Vitess Operator for Kubernetes. This post demonstrates the sample implementation of Vitess in Kubernetes topology. I also explore common DBA tasks by demonstrating how they are handled in the Vitess ecosystem. Vitess, out of the box, comes with a lot of tools and utilities that one has to either incorporate or develop to manage MySQL topology. Let’s take a look at the capabilities of Vitess in these areas and demonstrate how they are performed under the operator realm.

MySQL Client in 8.0.21+

Having recently installed a fresh copy of MySQL 8.0.21 on Windows, I took careful note of parsing changes in the MySQL Shell. It was tedious that we lost multiple statement processing, which is supported in the MySQL Client and MySQL Workbench because it uses MySQL Client.

It was frustrating when I subsequently discovered that the MySQL Shell took away the ability to write log files by removing the TEE and NOTEE commands. I suspected that since MySQL Workbench was still using the MySQL Client that it should be in the code tree. In fact, the mysql.exe client is in this directory:

C:\Program Files\MySQL\MySQL Server 8.0\bin

So, I immediately created a batch file to put the MySQL Client into my %PATH% environment variable when needed. I used this time tested DOS command: …

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