MySQL configuration variables are a set of server system variables used to configure the operation and behavior of the server. In this blog post, we will explain the differences in managing the configuration variables between MySQL 5.7 and MySQL 8.0. We will explain three different ways for setting the configuration variables based on your use-case. […]
When deployed through Docker Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) uses environment variables for its configuration
For example, if you want to adjust metrics resolution you can pass
as an option to the
docker run -d \ -p 80:80 \ --volumes-from pmm-data \ --name pmm-server \ --restart always \ -e METRICS_RESOLUTION=2s \ percona/pmm-server:latest
You would think if you want to change the setting for existing installation you can just stop the container with
Encrypt your credentials using GPG
This blog post will look how to use encryption to secure your database credentials.
In the recent blog post Use MySQL Shell Securely from Bash, there are some good examples of how you might avoid using a ~/.my.cnf – but you still need to put that password down on disk in the script. MySQL 5.6.6 and later introduced the –login-path option, which is a handy way to store per-connection entries and keep the credentials in an encrypted format. This is a great improvement, but as shown in Get MySQL Passwords in Plain Text from .mylogin.cnf, …[Read more]
One longstanding complaint I have heard for the past several years, and still hear today, is that Amazon’s Relational Database Service (RDS) does not allow the configuration flexibility as running MySQL in an ec2 instance. While true, this ignores the consistent work that Amazon has done to provide access to the most important configuration variables needed to tune a MySQL instance (after all, how relevant is it for a customer to set bind_address in an RDS instance).
Let’s take a look visually:
MySQL provides 523 options (35 of them NDB specific, so aren’t relevant to RDS), while RDS provides (via the web UI) …[Read more]