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FTWRL on MyDumper Removed

The title is not entirely true, but ‘FTWRL on MyDumper is not needed anymore for consistent backups’ was a long title. One more time, I wanted to share a new feature in MyDumper. This is related to an important piece: the locking mechanism that mydumper uses to sync all the threads.

MyDumper was born because, at that time, we didn’t have a tool that could take a consistent logical backup using multiple threads. Syncing all the threads was one of the problems, which has been solved using FLUSH TABLE WITH READ LOCK (FTWRL), til all the threads execute START TRANSACTION WITH CONSISTENT SNAPSHOT (STWCS), then we release the FTWRL and all the threads are in sync. We all know that FTWRL is very expensive and difficult to acquire on some database workloads.

I started to think about alternatives to avoid using FTWRL, and my first thought was, why …

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MyRocks Use Case: Big Dataset

One of the questions I am often asked is in what cases I would prefer MyRocks over InnoDB. We have covered MyRocks in our blog previously:

MyRocks Performance – Percona Database Performance Blog

Saving With MyRocks in The Cloud – Percona Database Performance Blog

But it would be good to refresh some materials.

This time I want to take an interesting (and real) data set, which I also covered previously: the Reddit Comments dataset (see Big Dataset: All Reddit Comments – Analyzing with ClickHouse – Percona Database Performance Blog). The dataset is still available for download from …

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How to Build Percona XtraDB Cluster From Sources

Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) is a database clustering solution for MySQL. It ensures high availability, prevents downtime and data loss, and provides linear scalability for a growing environment.

Lately, the number of questions about how to build Percona software has increased. More and more people try to add their own patches, add some modifications, and build software by themselves. But this raises the question of how to do this in the same way as Percona does, as sometimes the compiler flag can make a drastic impact on the final binary. This is a really essential question and let’s look at how we build Percona XtraDB Cluster here at Percona.

At the first glance, the building process is not something difficult. Everyone knows that magic make install all command and suppose that as a result everything will be …

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Building Percona Server for MySQL 8.0 with RocksDB Storage Engine on macOS

In Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.29-21, we added one more patch that helps us to build server code on macOS. To be precise here, we still could do this even before this patch but only partially. Now it is possible to build RocksDB Storage Engine as well.

A word of disclaimer here, at the moment, by macOS we still understand macOS for Intel x86_64 architecture (the most recent ARM versions with Apple M1 / M2 processors are out of the scope of this blog post). Moreover, Percona does not provide …

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MySQL 8.0 Dynamic Redo Log Sizing

This blog post will discuss the newest feature available in MySQL 8.0.30: dynamic redo log sizing. After the InnoDB buffer pool size, we can say that having a proper size for the redo logs is crucial for MySQL performance. There are numerous blog posts about how to calculate a good redo log size. One of our classic blog posts is this one from Baron: How to calculate a good InnoDB log file size (That blog post is from 2008 and is still a valid formula to use.)

Now, which problem is this feature trying to solve?

In MySQL, the buffer pool and redo log size are settings that do not change frequently. Usually, these settings are set during database installation; after that, they are forgotten until an issue arises. The problem is that they used to be static, which means that you had to restart MySQL so the changes …

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Managing MySQL Configurations with the PXC Kubernetes Operator V1.10.0 Part 3: Conclusion

In part one and part two of this series, we introduced the different ways to manage MySQL configurations and precedence when using the Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) object and ConfigMap. In this post, we will see the precedence when secrets are used for MySQL configurations in Percona Operator for MySQL based on Percona XtraDB Cluster.

CASE-4: Secret with name cluster1-pxc and ConfigMap with name cluster1-pxc but without configuration in PXC object

When the MySQL configuration is present in the ConfigMap and secret but not in the PXC …

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Managing MySQL Configurations with the PXC Kubernetes Operator V1.10.0 Part 2: Walkthrough

In part one of this series, we introduced the different ways to manage MySQL configurations. In this post, we will walk through different possibilities and the changes happening while modifying MySQL configurations with the operator.

Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator based on Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) provides three ways for managing MySQL, but the question is, what is the precedence among options? We will walk through several cases of using MySQL configs. For the sake of simplicity, we will play with the values of the Galera cache to see the effects.

configuration: |
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How to Benchmark Replication Performance in MySQL

In this blog, I will cover important aspects which you need to test when benchmarking replication setup. MySQL has great tools that could be used to test its performance. They include:

sysbench –

BMK-kit –

mysqlslap –

LinkBench –

I will not describe how to use them here, as you can find instructions on the provided links or in the Percona blog by browsing tags …

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A Quick Peek At MySQL 8.0.30

MySQL 8.0 is now over four years old and Oracle released the latest quarterly offering today with MySQL 8.0.30, which comes with lots of bug fixes and some interesting additions.  This is my take on the release notes for those who do not have the time to wade through them, comments in italics are my comments and reflect the views of only me

This is an interesting release with a good many bug fixes and I urge those who need fixes to upgrade as soon as they can. For everyone else, the TL;DR is that unless you are on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure or one of the fixed bugs is causing you problems, then upgrade at your leisure. 

Deprecation and removals

Setting the  replica_parallel_workers system variable to 0 is now deprecated and to use single threading set replica_parallel_workers=1 instead.  …

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Managing MySQL Configurations with the PXC Kubernetes Operator V1.10.0 Part 1: Introduction


Question: I need to run a production-grade open source MySQL DB.

Answer: Percona to the rescue! Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) is an open source enterprise MySQL solution that helps you to ensure data availability for your applications while improving security and simplifying the development of new applications in the most demanding public, private, and hybrid cloud environments

Question: I forgot to mention that I need to run it on Kubernetes.

Answer: Percona to the rescue again! Percona Distribution for MySQL Operator based on Percona XtraDB Cluster contains everything you need to quickly and consistently deploy and scale Percona XtraDB …

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