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MySQL load data infile made faster .

Loading any large file into MySQL server using the LOAD DATA INFILE is a time consuming process , because it is single threaded and it is a single transaction too. But with modern hardwares system resource is not a bottle neck. At Mydbops we focus on improving the efficiency of process as we value performance more. MySQL introduced the parallel load data operations in its latest minor release MySQL 8.0.17 . I had the curiosity to test this feature and wanted to know, how it can improve the data loading comparing to the existing single threaded method  . Through this blog I am going to  compare the both methods .

Remember you can use the parallel data loading utility only via MySQL Shell .

Internal Work Flow :

This section describes the …

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MySQL 8.0 Clone Plugin and its internal process.

MySQL 8 has recently released clone plugin which makes DBA’s task of rebuilding the DB servers more easy.

  • Cloning is a process of creating an exact copy of the original. In technical terms cloning alias to (Backup + Recovery), MySQL database cloning requires a sequence of actions to be performed manually or in a scripted fashion with and without the tools involved.
  • Cloning is the first step when you want to configure the replication slave or Joining a new server to the InnoDB cluster. There was no native support for auto provisioning earlier. Percona XtraDB Cluster (MySQL + Galera Cluster) does cloning using xtrabackup tool by default when a new node joins the cluster.
  • Now MySQL simplified this task, In this post, We will see how to clone the database using clone plugin and its internals.
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Save Space on MySQL data with Column Compression

                                   Recently, One of our client reached our Remote DBA team with a requirement to reduce the size of the table as it is having many text columns with huge number of records. At preliminary check , I have validated the table size and its row format, as it was  in compressed  format already. 

Later I checked on other possibilities to compress the text columns further, At that time, then I came across per-column compression feature in Percona MySQL server (From 5.7.17-11) which features individual column compression and we were using …

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Python MySQL Query

Somebody asked me how to expand a prior example with the static variables so that it took arguments at the command line for the variables. This example uses Python 3 new features in the datetime package.

There’s a small trick converting the string arguments to date data types. Here’s a quick example that shows you how to convert the argument list into individual date data type variables:

#!/usr/bin/python3

# include standard modules
import sys
from datetime import datetime

# Capture argument list.
fullCmdArguments = sys.argv

# Assignable variables.
beginDate = ""
endDate = ""

# Assign argument list to variable.
argumentList = fullCmdArguments[1:]

# Enumerate through the argument list where beginDate precedes endDate as strings.
try:
  for i, s in enumerate(argumentList):
    if (i == …
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MySQL Python Connector

While building my student image on Fedora 30, I installed the MySQL PHP Connector (php-mysqlndrp) but neglected to install the Python Connector. This adds the installation and basic test of the Python Connector to the original blog post.

You use the following command with a wildcard as a privileged user. The wildcard is necessary because you need to load two libraries to support Python 2.7 and 3.7, which are installed on Fedora 30. You also need to be the root user or a user that is found in the sudoer’s list:

yum install -y mysql-connector-python*

Display detailed console log

Last metadata expiration check: 0:35:46 ago on Tue 20 Aug 2019 05:36:29 PM MDT.
Dependencies resolved. …
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MySQL 8.0 Flow Control in Group Replication

We are well aware that MySQL Group Replication is one of the faster evolving clustering Technology for MySQL. Flow Control plays a key factor in Group Replication performance and data integrity . In this blog I am going to explain about the Flow Control mechanism and How it has evolved in MySQL 8 ?

What is Flow Control ?

MySQL Group Replication / Native Async replication needs binary logs to get the data flow across the servers.

What makes the difference ?

In the MySQL Group Replication we are trying to achieve the Synchronous replication with the help of a Flow Control mechanism and transaction acknowledgments ( certification ).

Without Flow Control, the MySQL Group Replication is asynchronous replication ? Yes, consistency is lost.

Lets us consider

We have three nodes ( GR1, GR2, GR3 ) . Gr1 is the master and and other two servers ( GR2, GR3 ) are the …

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Apache on Fedora 30

There was an option during the Fedora 30 Workstation installation to add the Apache Web Server, but you need to set it to start automatically. Unfortunately, there was no option to install PHP, which I thought odd because of how many web developers learn the trade first on PHP with a LAMP (Linux, Apache, MySQL, Perl/PHP/Python) stack. You see how to fix that shortcoming in this post and how to install and test PHP, mysqli, and pdo to support MySQL 8.

Before you do that make sure you install MySQL 8. You can find my prior blog post on that here.

You set Apache to start automatically, on the next boot of the operating system, with the following command:

chkconfig httpd on

It creates a symbolic link:

Created symlink /etc/systemd/system/multi-user.target.wants/httpd.service → …
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MySQL on Fedora 30

While updating my class image to Fedora 30, I noticed that it installed the Akonadi Server. The documentation on the Akonadi server lacked some straightforward documentation. It also offered a bundled set of software that limited how to approach MySQL development.

So, I removed all those packages with the following syntax:

dnf remove `rpm -qa | grep akonadi`

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Dependencies resolved.
=============================================================================
 Package                          Arch    Version            Repo       Size
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Removing:
 akonadi-import-wizard            x86_64  19.04.2-1.fc30     @updates  2.8 M
 kf5-akonadi-calendar             x86_64  19.04.2-1.fc30     @updates  2.6 M
 kf5-akonadi-contacts             x86_64  19.04.2-1.fc30     @updates  3.3 M
 kf5-akonadi-mime …
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4th Mydbops Database Meetup

Partnering to participate knowledge sharing for the community of Database Administrators.

In continuation to the community contribution with knowledge gained out of experience and networking, Mydbops IT Solutions, conducted its 4th Database Meetup on Saturday, 3rd of August, 2019. Here was the first time, that we had changed our venue. With the like-minded sponsor in M/s.Zenefits Technologies India Pvt. Ltd. They played a role of a perfect host for all of us as attendees. Their venue was a perfectly equipped to suit the knowledge sharing exercise.

Key note by Mr.Ramesh Aithal, Head of Engineering at Zenefits was build on statistics, of how the Industry is taking shape and the galore of opportunities in the coming days. The attendees from multiple companies were a great …

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Upcoming Mydbops Database Meetup -4 (03-08-2019)

Mydbops continues with its commitment to the open source community comprising of Database Administrators. After the successful conduct of three meet-ups in the past, we are now stepping ahead on to the 4th edition of Mydbops Database meet-up.

First time, we are going to the new venue, thanks to the kind people of Zenefits Technologies India Pvt.Ltd., It is a real pleasure to be hosted by the like-minded organisation in the city of Bangalore, scheduled on Saturday, 3rd of August, 2019 at Zenefits Office.

In the past three editions, the focus was on the latest and hands-on topics by the selected speakers from the DBA World. This focus gets sharper this time as well. The topics for the 4 th Mydbops Database Meetup are:

InnoDB scalability improvements in MySQL 8.0Mr. Karthik P R, Founder / CEO of Mydbops, a MIT Masters …

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