This blog was originally published in January 2021 and updated in November of 2023.As businesses and applications increasingly rely on MySQL databases to manage their critical data, ensuring data reliability and availability becomes paramount. In this age of digital information, robust backup and recovery strategies are the pillars on which the stability of applications stands. […]
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This blog post discusses using the [crayon-659c2fe27b13a472295750-i/] command with the safety option [crayon-659c2fe27b141470126814-i/] when you do not have enough disk space to store two datasets.In my previous blog post on the [crayon-659c2fe27b142478330007-i/] command, The MySQL Clone Plugin Is Not Your Backup, I mentioned that using the option [crayon-659c2fe27b143176725038-i/] helps to avoid situations where you need to re-initialize […]
This blog post discusses the limitations of the MySQL Clone plugin.
The MySQL clone plugin significantly simplifies the process of replica provisioning. All you need to do is:
- Ensure that the source server has binary logs enabled
- Grant appropriate permissions
- Execute the CLONE INSTANCE command on the recipient
This works extremely easily when you provision a new replica that doesn’t have any data.
Due to its simplicity, you may want to use the clone plugin instead of a backup to restore a server that survives data inconsistency or corruption. E.g., after crash.
However, if you have data on your replica, you need to consider how you will recover if the CLONE INSTANCE command fails with an error.
CLONE INSTANCE command, by default, works as follows:
- Checks prerequisites on the replica
- Wipes out data …
To reduce the backup size, save storage space, and speed up the
backup and restore process, you can compress a backup with
Percona XtraBackup. The XtraBackup
--compress option makes
XtraBackup compress all output data, including the transaction
log file and metadata files, with one of the supported compression …
Learn how to seamlessly add a new node to MySQL Group Replication from a backup. Scale your cluster, save time, and efficiently manage data updates and recoveries.
We highly recommend checking out our previous blog post on …[Read more]
We are pleased to announce the general availability of Vitess 16! Documentation improvements # In this release the maintainer team has decided to put an emphasis on reviewing, editing, and rewriting the website documentation to be current with the code. With help from CNCF, we have also improved the search experience. We welcome feedback on the current incarnation of the docs. GA announcements # We are marking VDiff v2 as Generally Available or production-ready in v16.
MySQL 8.0.30 was released on 26-07-2022. It has a good list of features.
- Generated Invisible Primary Key
- Dynamic Redo log Sizing
- Instruments to monitor group replication memory
- Support for Ubuntu 22.04
A most notable feature for Database Administrators and database reliability engineers is Dynamic redo logging.
The more widely adopted open-source backup tool is Xtrabackup. The change in the redo log design has affected this hot backup tool.
2022-10-04T18:40:08.211998+05:30 0 [Note] [MY-011825] [Xtrabackup] recognized server arguments: --datadir=/var/lib/mysql
2022-10-04T18:40:08.212264+05:30 0 [Note] [MY-011825] [Xtrabackup] recognized client arguments: …
Mydumper supports streaming of backups right from version 0.11.3 and the latest version Mydumper 0.12.3 it enabled its support for compressed streaming backup. This was the most awaited feature added to Mydumper, making it a more powerful tool for data migration to RDS or Cloud.
If you are hearing mydumper for the first time, then let’s have a quick catch-up on what Mydumper is and what it does exactly.
Mydumper is a multithread logical backup and restores tool for MySQL and its forks. To know more you can refer to our previous blogs/presentations below.[Read more]
“It would be nice to have an option, that would allow to suppress the DEFINER statement in the CREATE VIEW statements generated by mysqldump. This would help when transferring data structures between databases with different security models.”
Use mysqlpump with option
. The Story
This was requested as MySQL Bug #24680 on Nov 29, 2006. This feature request got large Community support. Even if we cannot see the number of people who voted for this request, the number of comments is impressive.
The request is very reasonable:
is widely used during application development and it is a very common practice to migrate database structure …[Read more]
In this blog, we will discuss, how to setup MySQL NDB Cluster
replication through backup and restore method. This is bit
tricky but interesting. The scenario here is, say user have a
standalone cluster up and running, later there is a need to have
a replication setup with an another empty cluster without
shutting down the existing running cluster i.e. zero downtime.
Then this backup and restore method will come in handy.
Let’s create two MySQL NDB Cluster with the following environment, Here, one will be termed as ‘source’ cluster and the other one will be termed as ‘replica’ cluster.
- MySQL NDB Cluster version (Latest GA version)
- 1 Management Node
- 4 Data Nodes
- 1 MySQLDs
- Configuration slots for up to 4 additional API nodes
Replication schema diagram:
CLUSTER 'A' …
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