MySQL is the number one open source relational database management system in the world, and is used by millions of developers across all application types. DigitalOcean, a fast-growing cloud provider that’s increasing in popularity amongst the developer community, is a great host to consider for your MySQL deployments. In this article, we’re going to show […]
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Monitoring your MySQL database performance in real-time helps you immediately identify problems and other factors that could be causing issues now or in the future. It’s also a good way to determine which components of the database can be enhanced or optimized to increase your efficiency and performance. This is usually done through monitoring software and tools either built-in to the database management software or installed from third-party providers.
Prometheus is an open-source software application used for event monitoring and alerting. It can be used along with a visualization tool like Grafana to easily create and edit dashboards, query, visualize, alert on, and understand your metrics. ScaleGrid provides full admin access to your MySQL deployments – this makes it …[Read more]
In a MySQL 5.7 master-slave setup that uses the default semisynchronous replication setting for rpl_semi_sync_master_wait_point, a crash of the master and failover to the slave is considered to be lossless. However, when the crashed master comes back, you may find that it has transactions that are not present in the current master (which was previously a slave). This behavior may be puzzling, given that semisynchronous replication is supposed to be lossless, but this is actually an expected behavior in MySQL. Why exactly this happens is explained in full detail in the …[Read more]
Author: Robert Agar
MySQL is an extremely popular open-source database platform originally developed by Oracle. It currently is the second most popular database management system in the world, only trailing Oracle’s proprietary offering. If you aim to be a professional database administrator, knowledge of MySQL is almost a prerequisite. It is an important part of the multi-platform database environment found in the majority of IT departments.
A recent addition that has added to the complexity of managing a MySQL environment is the introduction of big data. Big data is characterized by the volume, velocity, and variety of information that is gathered and which needs to be processed. It can be used to provide an organization with the business …[Read more]
WordPress is the largest website builder platform in the world, supporting over 34% of all websites on the internet today. MySQL is a free open source relational database management system that is leveraged across a majority of WordPress sites, and allows you to query your data such as posts, pages, images, user profiles, and more. As any WordPress developer knows, each installation requires a database in the backend, and MySQL is the database of choice for storing and retrieving your WordPress data.
In order for your WordPress website to be able to access, store and retrieve the data in your MySQL database, it needs to be hosted online through a cloud computing service. ScaleGrid offers a convenient way to setup and configure MySQL hosting for your …[Read more]
Want to deploy WordPress 5.0 on the Now platform by ZEIT? Our friends over at ZEIT’s Now global serverless deployment platform whipped up a great tutorial for WordPress5-on-Now using cheap MySQL hosting instances from ScaleGrid. With such strong interest in this installation, we decided to write up the steps to configure your MySQL database on the ScaleGrid side to get you up and running ever faster with WordPress on Now.
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This release fixes a rare crash as well as a regression bug introduced in 13.1.0.
–Fixed a regression bug introduced in 13.1.0, an error was returned on adding or editing the data in the ‘Result’ tab. The same steps also caused SQLyog to crash sometimes. This is fixed now.
Although only available as a Release Candidate, MySQL 8 is already proving itself to be a huge leap forward in many regards. Error logging is no exception. The MySQL development team just announced that they have redesigned the error logging subsystem to use a new component architecture.
The redesign will allow the filtering of log events, as well as the routing of error log output to multiple destinations, via the enabling of multiple sink components. This will make it possible to send error log events to third-party systems for additional formatting and analysis.
In today’s blog, we’ll explore how to employ MySQL 8’s component-based error logging to achieve a variety of logging configurations. Note that all this is specific for MySQL 8 and is not available in earlier versions and also not in MariaDB. However, MariaDB has an option to write the error log to the system “syslog” on systemd-based Linux variants – …[Read more]
Changes as compared to Monyog MySQL Monitor v8.4.1 include:
This release fixes a few minor bugs only and implements a number of user requests.
- Monyog can now analyze MariaDB and MySQL enterprise Audit log.
- Added support for LDAP with StartTLS and SSL.
- The default path for MONyog.log can be changed using the parameter “MONyogLogPath” from the MONyog.ini file.
- Monyog logged bogus SQLite errors on fresh installation.
- Monyog displayed console error if LDAP group name contained inverted comma.
- Changed alert condition for “Seconds behind master” monitor to consider “NULL” as an alertable condition. It considered the value “NULL” stable condition earlier.
- On upgrading, Monyog filled the mail alert field for sniffer with the bogus email id “firstname.lastname@example.org”.
- On selecting a …
Although there is no official software release for MySQL 8.0 as of yet, most insiders believe that it’s likely to arrive sometime in 2018. In the meantime, Oracle has officially announced a tantalizing list of over two hundred new features! We recently covered Replication Performance Enhancements. Today’s blog will cover some of the other exciting enhancements we can expect when the production release of MySQL 8 hits the market.
New Database Roles
A role is a named collection of privileges that define what a user can and cannot do within a database. Roles play a vital part of database security by limiting who can connect to the server, access the database, or even access individual database objects and data.
Although prior to version 8, MySQL did provide a set of Privileges and Administrative Roles, the up-coming release will also support a set of flexible and properly …[Read more]
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