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Mydumper 0.2.3 released!

Today marks the release of mydumper 0.2.3.  Mydumper is a multi-threaded high-performance data dumper (and loader) for MySQL and Drizzle written in C. This is a minor bugfix release whilst I work on the upcoming 0.5 version. The end goal here will be that there is always a 'stable' and 'development' version. 0.2 will be the first stable version and will only have bug fixes. 0.5 will be the first 'development' version where the next planned set of new features will hit.

So, the changes since 0.2.2 are:


  • Drizzle support now fully works again
  • Fixes so mydumper compiles in FreeBSD (thanks to Kirill A. Korinskiy)


If you wish to try this version the source can be downloaded …

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Mydumper 0.2.3 released!

Today marks the release of mydumper 0.2.3.  Mydumper is a multi-threaded high-performance data dumper (and loader) for MySQL and Drizzle written in C. This is a minor bugfix release whilst I work on the upcoming 0.5 version. The end goal here will be that there is always a ‘stable’ and ‘development’ version. 0.2 will be the first stable version and will only have bug fixes. 0.5 will be the first ‘development’ version where the next planned set of new features will hit.

So, the changes since 0.2.2 are:

  • Drizzle support now fully works again
  • Fixes so mydumper compiles in FreeBSD (thanks to Kirill A. Korinskiy)

If you wish to try this version the source can be downloaded …

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PBMS Version 2 released

Version 2 of the PBMS daemon is now ready.

Here are the major changes introduced with this version:

  • PBMS is fully integrated with MySQL 5.5:
    PBMS is now provided as a patch for MySQL 5.5 which simplifies installation and provides numerous benefits.

    • All engines are "PBMS enabled":
      PBMS no longer requires that you have a "PBMS enabled" storage engine to be able to use PBMS.

    • The MySQL client lib provides the PBMS client API:
      You no longer need to link your application to a separate PBMS lib to use the PBMS 'C' API.

    • mysqldump understands PBMS BLOB URLS:
      When dumping tables or databases containing PBMS BLOB URLs mysqldump will dump the referenced BLOBs as binary data to a …
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Hello, SkySQL!

So, as LinuxJedi so eloquently noted here, Rackspace and Drizzle are parting ways.  While they were kind enough to offer other opportunities with them, my preferences were similar to Andrew’s – to remain in the MySQL/Drizzle world.

I was fortunate enough that SkySQL had need of my services and am happy to announce that today marks my first day as a Senior QA Engineer with them.  I am very honored to join such a promising and skilled group and am very excited about the opportunities ahead.

My work will have me developing QA solutions (tests, code, whatever) for a wide variety of things.  Naturally, this includes SkySQL’s Reference Architecture

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Mydumper now with MyISAM consistent snapshots!

Mydumper 0.2.2 has been released today with a number of fixes and new features.  The one that most people have been asking for is consistent snapshots for non-InnoDB tables (such as MyISAM).  We have been able to achieve this without locking the database for the entire backup using the following method:


  1. Flush tables with read lock (and start transaction with consistent snapshot on all threads)
  2. Dump non-InnoDB
  3. Start InnoDB dump
  4. When non-InnoDB dump has finished (whilst InnoDB is dumping) unlock tables
  5. ...
  6. Profit


I have also started work on Drizzle support this week.  The …

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Mydumper now with MyISAM consistent snapshots!

Mydumper 0.2.2 has been released today with a number of fixes and new features.  The one that most people have been asking for is consistent snapshots for non-InnoDB tables (such as MyISAM).  We have been able to achieve this without locking the database for the entire backup using the following method:

  1. Flush tables with read lock (and start transaction with consistent snapshot on all threads)
  2. Dump non-InnoDB
  3. Start InnoDB dump
  4. When non-InnoDB dump has finished (whilst InnoDB is dumping) unlock tables
  5. Profit

I have also started work on Drizzle support this week.  The Drizzle support is not entirely complete mostly down to Drizzle’s handling of SHOW TABLE STATUS and …

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Need const_map

I love STL containers in C++. They're so much better in general to work with than their C counterparts. The bit that's missing though is an instantiation-time optimized version of map.

Take, for instance, reading a set of commands at startup from a set of dynamically loaded plugins. It's not going to change, in this hypothetical case, because we neither load nor unload plugins after startup. But it's dynamic in the sense that we do not know it at compile time - so doing something like gperf to generate a perfect hash is out of the question.

But why should we pay the lookup cost on a dynamic container for every lookup if I can determine, based on program flow, that the contents of the container are not going to change once it's instantiated.

Something like:

const perfect_map(some_dynamic_map_I_built);

Where the constructor would do a perfect hash generation once, and the map itself would be const (not …

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Joining Percona

As you may have read on the MySQL Performance Blog post – I’ve recently joined Percona. This is a fairly exciting next step. I’ll be in New York for Percona Live next week, where I’ll be giving a session titled “Drizzle 7, GA and Supported: Current & Future Features”.

I’ll write more soon, there’s a lot keeping me busy already!

The different ways of doing HA in MySQL

A week ago Baron wrote a blog post which can only be described as the final nail in the coffin for MMM. At MySQL AB we never used or recommended MMM as a High Availability solution. I never really asked about details about that, but surely one reason was that it is based on using the MySQL replication. At MySQL/Sun we recommended against asynchronous replication as a HA solution so that was the end of it as far as MMM was concerned. Instead we recommended DRBD, shared disk or MySQL Cluster based solutions. Of course, to replicate across continents (geographical redundancy) you will mostly just use asynchronous replication, also MySQL Cluster used the standard MySQL replication for that purpose.

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New dbqp feature – using pre-created datadirs for tests

Why would one want to do this, you may ask?  Well, for starters, it makes a great ‘canary-in-the-coal-mine‘ in regards to backwards compatibility!

For Drizzle, we’ve created some tables (via the randgen’s data generator if you are curious), saved a copy of the datadir, and then created a test case that uses said datadir for the test server.  The test executes some simple SQL queries to make sure we can read the tables properly.  This way, if we ever do something to either the server or .dfe format (data format exchange – had a most enlightening conversation with the team about …

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