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Powerful MariaDB exports using MyMDBDump

You can export data from MariaDB using mysqldump and a bunch of other tools, but if you need really flexible output format, this might not be what you need. Instead, give MyMDBDump a try. This tool will export data just like mysqldump, but the output format is a lot more flexible. I urge you to test it and check out the documentation, but some if the features are, in short:

  • Dynamic column support - Dynamic columns can be exported as binary, JSON or even as SQL, where I think the latter is a pretty unique feature.
  • Oracle export format - This exports data as INSERT statements, just like mysqldump, but in an Oracle friendly way.
  • MS SQL / SQL Server format - This exports data as SQL Server friendly INSERTs.
  • Binary data formats - Supporting plain binary, base64, hex and a number of more formats.
  • Transaction support.
  • JSON export support - Including embedding dynamic columns …
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MyOraDump, Oracle dump utility, version 1.2

I have now released version 1.2 of MyOraDump, my Oracle data extraction tool. This version has one new feature, which is transaction support for MySQL format exports which does speed up loading data a lot! Trust me, it really does! Also I have fixed a bug that did cause a crash at the end of the run, I have no idea why this didn't show up before, but there you go and now it is fixed.

MyOraDump 1.2 can be downloaded sourceforge, and as usual there is also a pdf only download if you want to read up on the tool before using it.


Oracle dump utility version 1.1

Today I released version 1.1 of myoradump for download from sourceforge. If you don't know what myoradump is, this is a utility for exporting data from an Oracle database in some relevant text format so that it can be imported to some other database.

The main thing in version 1.1 is that I have added a whole bunch of new output formats, so make it even easier to get your data out of expensive Oracle and into something more effective. The new formats supported are:

  • MySQL - The format of this is a bunch of INSERT statements that you get when you use mysqldump for example and is useful for import into MariaDB (and MySQL). INSERT arrays are supported as a bunch of more options.
  • JSON - This format is rather obvious, the output is a file consisting of one JSON object per row. To support binary …
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Oracle dump utility

I have created a small program to extract data from an Oracle database in a format suitable for importing into MariaDB (and MySQL I guess). It is pretty fast as it is written in C and uses the OCI interface. Also, it supports most of the Oracle basic types, including BLOB, CLOB and LONG. UTF8 is also supported and there are many generic features, as well as some features specific for later import into MariaDB.

Download the 1.0 version from Sourceforge where the programs source, that is using autotools for building, as well as documentation is available. I have not tested to build on any other version of Oracle than 11, but maybe someone could help me there.


How To - Guide to exporting data from Excel to a new MySQL table

There may be times when you need to create a new table in MySQL and feed it with data from another database, the Internet or from combined data sources. MS Excel is commonly used as the bridge between those data sources and a target MySQL database because of the simplicity it offers to organize the information to then just dump it into a new MySQL table. Although the last bit sounds trivial, it may actually be a cumbersome step, creating ODBC connections within Excel through Microsoft Query may not help since these are normally created to extract data from MySQL into Excel, not the opposite. What if you could do this in a few clicks from within Excel after making your data ready for export to a MySQL database?

With MySQL for Excel you can do this and this guide will teach you how easy it is.

Improved Performance of Data Export/Import for MySQL Utilities 1.3.6 GA

The performance of the mysqldbcopy, mysqldbexport, and mysqldbimport utilities has been optimized in MySQL Utilities 1.3.6. In the case of export/import there have been significant improvements. In particular, multiprocessing support has been added to these utilities and can be enabled with the new --multiprocess option. The option permits concurrent execution and makes the most of the CPU resources available (number of cores).

Multiprocessing is applied at different levels according to the operating system. For non-POSIX systems, multiprocessing is limited to the database-level whereas POSIX systems can make multiprocess at the table level.

More specifically, the mysqldbcopy and mysqldbexport utilities allow multiprocessing at the table level for non- Windows systems and database level for Windows system. The mysqldbimport utility allows multiprocessing at the file level independently from the OS.

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Ways to export MySQL result set to file on client side

Problem: you wish to write table data to file, but you wish to do so on client side.

SELECT ... INTO OUTFILE writes the file on server. What are your options on client?

1. mysql client

If you have direct access from your client machine to your DB server machine, and can connect via mysql client, you get a very customizable file write:

bash$ mysql -h db_host --execute "SELECT * FROM my_table" > /tmp/output.txt

The above writes fancy tables, so you probably want to:

bash$ mysql -h db_host --execute "SELECT * FROM my_table" --bat > /tmp/output.txt

Also try:

bash$ mysql -h db_host --execute "SELECT * FROM my_table" --silent --raw > /tmp/output.txt

To turn off headers.

More options include the --xml or --html formats. …

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How to setup a FAI Install server on debian squeeze

Ok, Debian Squeeze is out for a while and now it`s time to setup a new FAI (Fully Automatic Installation) install server. In this tutorial, I will describe, how to setup FAI with dhcpd3 or dnsmasq for bootp and DHCP.


This document describes how to set up a FAI install server 3.4.8 on Debian Linux 6.x with dhcpd3 or dnsmasq

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Next Week’s MySQL Sessions at ODTUG Kaleidoscope

By now you know that there is a MySQL Track during next week’s ODTUG Kaleidoscope in Washington, DC. Ronald Bradford and I organized the schedule at the last minute (Ronald did a lot of the work!). It was difficult to fill a schedule with 19 sessions that are either 1 hour or 1.5 hours long, and to do it I ended up with three presentations.

At each presentation I will be giving away a copy of The MySQL Administrator’s Bible, so be sure to show up! All MySQL track sessions are in Maryland C, and all times are Eastern.

On Monday, June 28th from 4 pm – 5:30 pm I will be presenting …

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Copying InnoDB tables between servers

The feature I announced some time ago is now available in our latest releases of XtraBackup 0.8.1 and XtraDB-6.

Now I am going to show how to use it (the video will be also available on
Let's take tpcc schema and running standard MySQL ® 5.0.83, and assume we want to copy order_line table to different server. Note I am going to do it online, no needs to lock or shutdown server.

To export table you need XtraBackup, and you can …

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