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Monitoring MySQL Problematic Queries

This blog describes how to identify queries that cause a sudden spike in system resources as well as the user and host who executed the culprit query using the Monyog MySQL Monitor and Advisor.

How many times have you seen a system go live and perform much worse than it did in testing? There could be several reasons behind bad performance. For instance, a slow running query in MySQL can be caused by a poor database design or may be due to higher-than-normal latency in network communication. Other issues such as using too few or too many indexes may also be a factor. This blog will identify the types of poorly performing queries and outline some concrete strategies for identifying them using monitoring. Finally, some tips for improving performance will be presented.

The Effects of Misbehaving Queries

Typically, misbehaving queries will result in two possible outcomes: high CPU usage and/or slow execution. The two …

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A complete MySQL monitoring system with early-warning mechanisms: Liam Terblanche, CTO, Airvantage

Airvantage is a Value Added Service Provider for mobile telecommunication networks. Airvantage offers various gaming platforms, and subscriber retention initiatives like emergency airtime, mobile money integration, etc.

A simple solution for staying compliant

Airvantage host each customer’s database on its server (virtual) as they are bound to do so from a legislative perspective. They are presently monitoring several production servers that are spread over various countries in Africa and the Caribbean. Looking at many tools, including ManageEngine and some open source alternatives, Airvantage opted for Monyog for its simplicity, ease of config, and relatively affordable price-tag.

Liam described what he needed was “a complete MySQL monitoring system with early-warning mechanisms which allow him to sleep much better”.  With Monyog, Liam instantly started relying on the 600+ monitors and alerts to become better at …

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Webinar series – A step-by-step process to optimize MySQL database performance

Hope you have been following our recent webinars on MySQL, Galera Cluster, AWS monitoring and more.

We are coming up with a webinar series in association with Eric Vanier, a leading MySQL expert consultant. The series will provide a step-by-step process to optimize MySQL database performance.

This webinar series is for everyone who is looking for ways to monitor their MySQL databases, simplify the process to manually analyze queries and achieve faster issue resolution time.

Eric Vanier will focus on key problem areas that are faced by DBAs and Shree will provide a solution-driven demonstration to overcome issues while monitoring the database performance. To make it simple, the series will comprise of three parts:

Part – 1: MySQL Performance Tuning
26 June; 10:00 am Eastern time

Troubleshooting a MySQL …

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Multi-Source Replication

A basic MySQL or MariaDB replication arrangement uses a simple method to perform replication. Any changes to schema or data on the master are recorded in its binary log. The slave regularly asks the master for any new entries to its binary log, based on position numbers in that log. The slave will record any new entries the master sends it in a relay log and then execute them on its copy of the databases. This system works well with a straightforward master-slave configuration, when there is only one master and one or more slaves.

With recent releases of MySQL and MariaDB, a slave can have multiple sources for replication. This may seem absurd at first until you consider one of the inherent points of replication: load balancing. Slaves are typically used for Read load balancing—to spread traffic related to SELECT statements among several servers. With multi-source replication, Writes can also be load balanced. For a large organization with …

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How to create a rock-solid MySQL database backup & recovery strategy

Have you ever wondered what could happen if your MySQL database goes down?

Although it’s evident such a crash will cause downtime – and surely some business impact in terms of revenue – can you do something to reduce this impact?

The simple answer is “yes” by doing regular backups (of course) but are you 100% sure that your current backup strategy will really come through when an outage occurs? And how much precious time will pass (and how much revenue will be lost) before you get your business back online?

I usually think of backups as the step after HA fails. Let’s say we’re in M<>M replication and something occurs that kills the db but the HA can’t save the day. Let’s pretend that the UPS fails and those servers are completely out. You can’t failover; you have to restore data. Backups are a key piece of “Business Continuity.” Also factor in the frequent need to restore data that’s been …

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What happens when your application cannot open yet another connection to MySQL

Have you ever experienced a situation where one moment you can connect to the MySQL database and the next moment  you cannot, only to be able to connect again a second later? As you may know one cannot open infinite connections with MySQL. There’s a practical limit and more often than not it is imposed by the underlying operating system. If you’re getting:

ERROR 2003 (HY000): Can't connect to MySQL server on '' (99)

…there’s a good chance you’re hitting such limit. What might be misleading in the information above is whom (which side) is preventing the connection from being established.

Understanding the problem at hand

Whenever a client uses the network to connect to a service running on a given port of a server this connection is established through the creation of a socket:

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Tips on benchmarking Go + MySQL

We just released, as an open source release, our new percona-agent (, the agent to work with Percona Cloud Tools. This agent is written in Go.

I will give a webinar titled “Monitoring All MySQL Metrics with Percona Cloud Tools” on June 25 that will cover the new features in percona-agent and Percona Cloud Tools, where I will also explain how it works. You are welcome to register now and join me. …

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Is your backup complete? – backup MySQL users privileges / grants – pt-show-grants

Everybody knows the criticality of backup. You might have had your database dumped, data directory copied, flat files exported and even config and binary log files backed-up. But did you backup your MySQL user privileges? One can easily forget to backup the user privileges but it is much easier to do and you should backup […]

Load columnar text file into MySQL table

Ever come accoss a situation where you have to load a flat text file into MySQL with data provided in single column! Say, your data to be loaded in table looks something like this: Company1 Street Name City, MyState 8582 (999)999-999 another_Company Another Street 2 New City, NWSTATE 8582 (111)111-1111 So how’d you go about […]

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