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Point-In-Time Recovery in Kubernetes Operator for Percona XtraDB Cluster – Architecture Decisions

Point-In-Time Recovery (PITR) for MySQL databases is an important feature that is essential and covers common use cases, like a recovery to the latest possible transaction or roll-back the database to a specific date before some bad query was executed. Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) added support for PITR in version 1.7, and in this blog post we are going to look into the technical details and decisions we made to implement this feature.

Architecture Decisions Store Binary Logs on Object Storage

MySQL uses …

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MySQL 5.6 and Percona Server for MySQL 5.6 are End of Life

MySQL 5.6.51 is the last release of the MySQL 5.6 series. Oracle will no longer provide updates or security fixes for this version.

Following Percona’s Release Lifecycle policies, the Percona Server for MySQL 5.6 series has reached End of Life (EOL) as well, and we will no longer provide public builds for bugs and security fixes.

We recommend that you upgrade to MySQL 5.7 or Percona Server for MySQL 5.7, or for the latest features, MySQL 8.0 or Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.

Suppose you have not upgraded because you have off-the-shelf applications that also must be upgraded and require 5.6, or you have other …

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Webinar February 24: What’s Old Is New, What’s Coming Is Here – Percona Offerings for MySQL 5.6 and DBaaS in PMM

Join Brian Walters and Brandon Fleisher for an interactive discussion around new service and software offerings coming from Percona.

Oracle has decided that MySQL 5.6 will reach its end of life in February 2021. This means there will be no more updates and, more importantly, no more security fixes for discovered vulnerabilities. Yikes! Did you know you have options? Did you know Percona can solve this problem? Tune in to find out how.

Choosing a database-as-a-service (DBaaS) provider can be a daunting challenge. Not ready to move to DBaaS in the public cloud? Or, are you constrained to on-prem deployment due to regulations or other market conditions? Tune-in to learn how Percona is bringing the benefits of simplified DBaaS deployment to the on-prem, private cloud, and hybrid datacenter.

This interactive webinar will be conducted in a roundtable forum style. Bring your interests, bring …

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Q&A on Webinar “Using PMM to Identify and Troubleshoot Problematic MySQL Queries”

Hi and thanks to all who attended my webinar on Tuesday, January 26th titled Using PMM to Identify & Troubleshoot Problematic MySQL Queries!

Like we do after all our webinars, we compile the list of questions that were answered verbally and also those that were posed yet remained unanswered since we ran out of time during the broadcast.  Before we get to the questions, I wanted to make sure to include a link to the RED Method for MySQL Queries by Peter Zaitsev, Percona’s CEO:

https://grafana.com/grafana/dashboards/12470

Hi Michael, you suggested that table create and update times should be ignored. Surely these values come from information_schema.tables? Does that not reflect what I would see …

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Percona XtraBackup 8 Enables –lock-ddl by Default

Percona XtraBackup 8.0.23 enables the “lock-ddl” option by default to ensure any DDL events do not corrupt the backups. Any DML events continue to occur, and only DDL events are blocked.

A DDL lock protects the definition of tables and views. With the “–lock-ddl” option disabled, Percona XtraBackup allows backups while concurrent DDL events continue to happen. These backups are invalid and fail at the Prepare stage. If DDL events have occurred without the backup user’s knowledge, they may be unaware the backup is corrupt.

MySQL 8.0 introduced “Lock Instance for Backup”. This backup lock is lightweight, and the performance for DML operations is almost the same with or without backup locks. This lock is not available in 5.7, because …

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The MySQL Clone Wars: Plugin vs. Percona XtraBackup

Large replication topologies are quite common nowadays, and this kind of architecture often requires a quick method to rebuild a replica from another server.

The Clone Plugin, available since MySQL 8.0.17, is a great feature that allows cloning databases out of the box. It is easy to rebuild a replica or to add new nodes to a cluster using the plugin. Before the release of the plugin, the best open-source alternative was Percona XtraBackup for MySQL Databases.

In this blog post, we compare both alternatives for cloning purposes. If you need to perform backups, Percona XtraBackup is a better tool as it supports compression and incremental backups, among other features not provided by the plugin. The plugin supports compression only for network transmission, not for storage.

But one of the plugin’s strong points is simplicity. …

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MySQL Backup and Recovery Best Practices

In this blog, we will review all the backup and restore strategies for MySQL, the cornerstones of any application. There are a few options, depending on your topology, MySQL versions, etc. And based on that, there are some questions we need to ask ourselves to make sure we make the right choices.

How many backups we need to keep safe, or what’s the best retention policy for us?

This means the number of backups to safeguard, whether local or remote (external fileserver, cloud). The retention policy can be daily, weekly, or monthly, depending on the free space available.

What is the Recovery Time Objective?

The Recovery Time Objective (RTO) refers to the amount of time that may pass during a disruption before it exceeds the maximum allowable threshold specified in the Business Continuity Plan.

The key question related to RTO is, “How quickly must the data on this system be restored?”

What is …

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Webinar January 26: Using Percona Monitoring and Management to Identify and Troubleshoot Problematic MySQL Queries

Join us as Michael Coburn, Percona Product Manager, discusses two methods to identify and troubleshoot problematic MySQL queries using the RED Method and Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) Query Analytics. He will also highlight specific Dashboards in PMM that visualize the rate, errors, and duration of MySQL events that may be impacting the stability and performance of your database instance.

Please join Michael Coburn, Product Manager, Percona, on Tuesday, January 26th, 2021 at 2:30 pm for his webinar “Using Percona Monitoring and Management to Identify and Troubleshoot Problematic MySQL Queries”.

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MySQL Group Replication – How to Elect the New Primary Node

In this blog, I am going to explain the different ways of electing the PRIMARY node in MySQL group replication. Before MySQL 8.0.2, primary election was based on the member’s UUID, with the lowest UUID elected as the new primary in the event of a failover.

From MySQL 8.0.2: We can select the node to be promoted as a PRIMARY using the server weight ( group_replication_member_weight ). This can be achieved during the failure of the current primary node.

From MySQL 8.0.12: We can promote any node as a PRIMARY using the function “group_replication_set_as_primary”. This can be set anytime without any failures of nodes.

Scenario:

 I have installed the 3 node group replication cluster. I am using Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.22.

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Full Read Consistency Within Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona XtraDB Cluster

The aim of Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona XtraDB Cluster is to be a special type of controller introduced to simplify complex deployments. The Operator extends the Kubernetes API with custom resources. The Operator solution is using Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) behind the hood to provide a highly available, resilient, and scalable MySQL service in the Kubernetes space. 

This solution comes with all the advantages/disadvantages provided by Kubernetes, plus some advantages of its own like the capacity to scale reads on the nodes that are not Primary.

Of course, there are some limitations like the way PXC handles DDLs, which may impact the service, but there is always a cost to pay to get something, expecting to have it all for free is unreasonable.     

In this context, we need to …

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