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How To Recover Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7 Node Without SST

The Problem

State Snapshot Transfer can be a very long and expensive process, depending on the size of your Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC)/Galera cluster, as well as network and disk bandwidth. There are situations where it is needed though, like after long enough node separation, where the gcache on other members was too small to keep all the needed transactions.

Let’s see how we can avoid SST, yet recover fast and without even the need for doing a full backup from another node.

Below, I will present a simple scenario, where one of the cluster nodes was having a broken network for long enough that it will make …

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Inspecting MySQL Servers Part 5: Percona Monitoring and Management

In the previous posts of this series, I presented how the Percona Support team approaches the analysis and troubleshooting of a MySQL server using a tried-and-tested method supported by specific tools found in the Percona Toolkit:

Inspecting MySQL Servers Part 1: The Percona Support Way

Inspecting MySQL Servers Part 2: Knowing the Server

Inspecting MySQL Servers Part 3: What MySQL?

Inspecting MySQL Servers Part 4: An Engine in …

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Installing Percona Server for MySQL on Rocky Linux 8

With the CentOS project switching its focus to CentOS Stream, one of the alternatives that aim to function as a downstream build (building and releasing packages after they’re released by Red Hat) is Rocky Linux. This how-to shows how to install Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 on the Rocky Linux distribution.

You can get the information on the distribution release version by checking the /etc/redhat-release file:

[root@rocky ~]# cat /etc/redhat-release
Rocky Linux release 8.4 (Green Obsidian)

Installing and Setting up the Percona Server for MySQL 8.0  Repository

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Percona Monitoring and Management – MySQL Semi-Sync Summary Dashboard

Some of you may use MySQL’s asynchronous replication feature called Semisynchronous Replication (aka semi-sync), and now with the MySQL Semi-Sync Summary Dashboard + Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM), you can see the most important metrics! Refer to the Install & Usage steps for deployment details (note you need Replication Set defined!).

What is Semisynchronous Replication

When enabled, Semisynchronous Replication instructs the Primary to wait until at least one replica has received and logged the event to the replica’s local relay log before completing the COMMIT on a transaction. This provides a higher level of data integrity because now it is known that the data exists in two places. This feature ensures a …

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Complex Archival with Percona Toolkit’s pt-archiver

The Problem

I recently worked on a customer engagement where the customer needed to archive a high amount of rows from different tables into another server (in this example for simplicity I am just archiving the results into a file). 

As explained in this other blog post, “Want to archive tables? Use Percona Toolkit’s pt-archiver“, you can use pt-archiver to purge/archive rows from a table that match any “WHERE” condition, but this case was not that easy as the archive/delete condition was complex and involved joining many tables…

The archive conditions involved four tables with the following query and the following table schema. In the example, there are no foreign keys, but this method can be used also with foreign keys by reordering the table archive/purge.

And the delete condition is …

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Percona XtraBackup for Windows

Don’t Try This at Home!

Disclaimer: The procedure described in this blog post is not officially supported by Percona XtraBackup. Use it under your responsibility. I tested and used it successfully, but your mileage may vary.

Note from the author: Wikipedia defines clickbait as text (or a link) that is designed to attract attention and to entice users to read that online content, with a defining characteristic of being deceptive. Maybe the headline of this post is a bit deceptive, as there is no Percona XtraBackup for Windows, but I hope you will not feel deceived after reading this blog post, I just felt that it was funny to use a clickbait-style while writing it.

He Couldn’t Believe it When He Read That Post!

Pep had to migrate a client database from Windows to Linux …

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Deploy a Dedicated Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 in Azure

This quickstart shows you how to use the Azure portal to deploy a dedicated Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 drop-in replacement for MySQL that provides superior performance, scalability, and instrumentation. It also shows you how to connect to the server.


Existing Azure subscription. If you don’t have a subscription, create a free Azure account before starting.

Create Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 Azure Instance

  1. Go to the Azure portal to create a MySQL database using Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 image. Search for and select Percona Server for MySQL 8.0:
  2. On the Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 page, press Create:
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Chaos Testing Leads to More Stable Percona XtraDB Cluster

In my talk at Percona Live 2021, “Creating Chaos in Databases”, I discussed how creating a controlled interruption in available resources (I used primary pod and network interruptions) allows us to test the stability of a database, and in our case, Percona XtraDB Cluster.

I also mentioned in the talk that my testing led to diagnosing a few unpleasant bugs, namely:

  • PXC-3437: Node fails to join in the endless loop
  • PXC-3580: Aggressive network outages on one node makes the whole cluster unusable
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Migrating Into Kubernetes Running the Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator

The practice of running databases in containers continues to grow in popularity.  As a Technical Account Manager at Percona, I get asked regularly about our Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator.  Additionally, I’m asked what I’m seeing in the industry in terms of adoption.  In most cases, the questions stem around new deployments.  Our DBaaS tool (currently in Technical Preview) makes launching a new cluster in a Kubernetes deployment trivial.  

Once the operator completes and verifies the setup, the UI displays the endpoint and credentials and you are on your way.  Voila!  You now have a cluster, behind a load balancer, that you can access from within your k8s cluster or …

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Self-Healing Feature in Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator

In the previous release of our Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator, we implemented one interesting feature, which can be seen as “self-healing”:

I do not think it got enough attention, so I want to write more about this.

As it is well known, a 3-node cluster can survive a crash of one node (or pod, in Kubernetes terminology), and this case is very well handled by itself. However, if there is a problem with 2 nodes at the same time, this scenario is problematic for Percona XtraDB Cluster. Let’s see why this is a problem.

First, let’s review if the first node goes offline:



In this case, the cluster can continue work, because Node 1 and Node 2 figure out …

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