Over the next few months, I am going to be writing about the MySQL Utilities, and I will be posting links to each individual blog on this page.
“MySQL Utilities is a package of utilities that are used for maintenance and administration of MySQL servers. These utilities encapsulate a set of primitive commands, and bundles them so they can be used to perform macro operations with a single command. MySQL Utilities may be installed via MySQL Workbench, or as a standalone package. The utilities are written in Python, available under the GPLv2 license, and are extendable using the supplied library. They are designed to work with Python 2.x greater than 2.6.”
To start the MySQL Utilities, from within MySQL Workbench, simply click on the “MySQL Utilities” icon located in the top right area of the home window.
Or, from the MySQL Workbench Plugins menu, select “Start Shell for MySQL Utilities”.
When you open MySQL Utilities, you should be taken to a terminal window, with a list of all of the utilities that are available.
As long as you have your $PATH set correctly, you can just run the scripts from any terminal window and in cron jobs.
Here is a list of the available utilities, with a link to the manual page and a link to my blog about that page (if I have written a post about that utility).
|Blog Post Link||Script Name & Man Page||Description|
|MySQL Utilities Overview||Brief overview of command-line utilities|
|mut||MySQL Utilities Testing|
|mysqldbcompare||Compare Two Databases and Identify Differences|
|mysqldbcopy||Copy Database Objects Between Servers|
|mysqldbexport||Export Object Definitions or Data from a Database|
|mysqldbimport||Import Object Definitions or Data into a Database|
|mysqldiff||Identify Differences Among Database Objects|
|mysqldiskusage||Show Database Disk Usage|
|Blog||mysqlfailover||Automatic replication health monitoring and failover|
|mysqlindexcheck||Identify Potentially Redundant Table Indexes|
|mysqlmetagrep||Search Database Object Definitions|
|mysqlprocgrep||Search Server Process Lists|
|mysqlreplicate||Set Up and Start Replication Between Two Servers|
|mysqlrpladmin||Administration utility for MySQL replication|
|mysqlrplcheck||Check Replication Prerequisites|
|mysqlrplshow||Show Slaves for Master Server|
|mysqlserverclone||Clone Existing Server to Create New Server|
|mysqlserverinfo||Display Common Diagnostic Information from a Server|
|Blog||mysqluserclone||Clone Existing User to Create New User|
|Tony Darnell is a Principal Sales Consultant for MySQL, a division of Oracle, Inc. MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database program. Tony may be reached at info [at] ScriptingMySQL.com and on LinkedIn.|