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Every MySQL should have these variables set ...

So over the years, we all learn more and more about what we like and use often in MySQL. 

Currently, I step in and out of a robust about of different systems. I love it being able to see how different companies use MySQL.  I also see several aspect and settings that often get missed. So here are a few things I think should always be set and they not impact your MySQL database. 

At a high level:

  • >Move the Slow log to a table 
  • Set report_host_name 
  • Set master & slaves to use tables
  • Turn off log_queries_not_using_indexes until needed 
  • Side note -- USE mysql_config_editor
  • Side note -- USE  mysql_upgrade  --upgrade-system-tables

Move the Slow log to a …

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Rotating MySQL Slow Logs

While working with different clients I happen to run across very large slow log files from time to time.  While several opinions on how they should be rotated exist. Many of these opinions use log rotate and the flush logs command,  I prefer not to flush my binary logs though. This is why I agree with Ronald Bradford's blog post from years ago on  how to do this.

I have taken it a little further and scripted the steps. The bash script is built with MySQL 5.6 and the mysql_config_editor in mind it can be used on older versions of MySQL as well.

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MySQL 5.6 Experiences - .mylogin.cnf and mysql_config_editor

Having  basic ideas of how I am going to describe new features explained, I can proceed with some real (and I hope useful) content. As I read this page about new features from top to bottom, let's start with security improvements...

.mylogin.cnf and mysql_config_editor  Details:

  • you can store authentication credentials encrypted in an option file named .mylogin.cnf (in user's home directory or in %APPDATA%\MySQL on Windows)
  • password is no longer stored in plain text (like in .my.cnf) and still is not exposed in the command lines...
  • you have to use mysql_config_editor utility to create the .mylogin.cnf file
  • but if …
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