Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods of downtime. Offered free as an open source solution, it drives down backup costs while …[Read more]
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SQL vs. NoSQL
As any database administrator knows, the first question you have to ask yourself is whether to use a SQL or NoSQL database for your application. …[Read more]
Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate …[Read more]
Quickly Add a Node to an InnoDB Cluster or Group Replication (Shutterstock)
In this blog, we’ll look at how to quickly add a node to an InnoDB Cluster or Group Replication using Percona XtraBackup.
Adding nodes to a Group Replication cluster can be easy (documented here), but it only works if the existing nodes have retained all the binary logs since the creation of the cluster. Obviously, this is possible if you create a new cluster from scratch. The nodes rotate old logs after some time, however. Technically, if the
set is non-empty, it means you will need another method to add a new node to a cluster. You also …[Read more]
This is a Release Candidate quality release and
it is not intended for
production. If you want a high quality, Generally Available release, use the current stable version (the most recent …
The second alpha build of Percona XtraBackup 8.0.2 is now available in the Percona experimental software repositories.
Note that, due to the new MySQL redo log and data dictionary formats, the Percona XtraBackup 8.0.x versions will only be compatible with MySQL 8.0.x and Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.x. This release supports backing up Percona Server 8.0 Alpha.
For experimental migrations from earlier database server versions, you will need to backup and restore and using XtraBackup 2.4 and then use mysql_upgrade from MySQL 8.0.x
PXB 8.0.2 alpha is available for the following …[Read more]
An experimental alpha version of Percona XtraBackup 8.0.1 is now available in the Percona experimental software repositories.
A few things to note about this release:
- We removed the deprecated innobackupex in this release
- Due to the new MySQL redo log and data dictionary formats the Percona XtraBackup 8.0.x versions will only be compatible with MySQL 8.0.x and the upcoming Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.x
- For experimental migrations from earlier database server versions, you will need to …
It is a common good practice to extend data safety by having additional measures apart from regular data backups, such as delayed slaves and binary log backups. These two options provide the ability to restore the data to any given point in time, or just revert from some bad accidents. These methods have their limitations of course: delayed slaves only help if a deadly mistake is noticed fast enough, while full point-in-time recovery (PITR) requires the last full backup and binary …[Read more]
Migrating charsets, in my opinion, is one of the most tedious tasks in a DBA’s life. There are so many things involved that can screw up our data, making it work is always hard. Sometimes what seems like a trivial task can become a nightmare very easily, and keeps us working for longer than expected.
I’ve recently worked on a case that challenged me with lots of tests due to some existing schema designs that made InnoDB suffer. I’ve decided to write this post to put together some definitive guide to enact charset conversion with minimal downtime and pain.
- First disclosure: I can’t emphasize enough that you need to always backup your data. If something goes wrong, you can always roll …
Even if you lost all data from a production server, physical backups (data files snapshot created with an offline copy or with Percona XtraBackup) could show the same internal database structure corruption as in production data. Backups in a simple plain text format allow you to avoid such corruptions and migrate between database formats (e.g., during a software upgrade and downgrade), or even help with migration from completely different database solution.
Unfortunately, the restore speed for logical backups is usually bad, and for a big database it could require days …[Read more]
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