An Overview of DDL Algorithm’s in MySQL ( covers MySQL 8)

Database schema change is becoming more frequent than before, Four out of five application updates(Releases) requires a corresponding database change, For a DBA schema change is a more often a repetitive task, it might be a request from the application team for adding or modifying columns in a table and many more cases. MySQL supports … Continue reading An Overview of DDL Algorithm’s in MySQL ( covers MySQL 8)

MySQL Group Replication and its Memory consumption (troubleshooting).

This blog is about one of the issues encountered by our Remote DBA Team in one of the production servers. We have a setup of MySQL 5.7 Single Primary (Writer) GR with cluster size of  3 . Due to OOM, the MySQL process in the primary node got killed, this repeated over the course of … Continue reading MySQL Group Replication and its Memory consumption (troubleshooting).

Monitoring MySQL using ProxySQL

ProxySQL is a high-performance load balancer that helps DBAs a lot and gives more control over MySQL Database. At Mydbops we use ProxySQL extensively to support our customers. We have seen a variety of use cases with ProxySQL and blogged a few We have written a series of blogs on ProxySQL (ProxySQL Series) MySQL replication … Continue reading Monitoring MySQL using ProxySQL

Securing MySQL Binary logs at Rest in MySQL 8.0

We will have a look at a new feature in MySQL 8.0 called binlog encryption. This feature is available from the MySQL version 8.0.14 or above. Our previous blogs discussed about table space encryption in MySQL and Percona servers. In Mydbops, we are giving high importance about achieving security compliances. The binary log records changes … Continue reading Securing MySQL Binary logs at Rest in MySQL 8.0

Troubleshooting an OLAP system on InnoDB

As a part of Mydbops Consulting we have a below problem statement from one of our client. "We have a high powered server for reporting which in turn powers our internal dashboard for viewing the logistics status.Even with a high end hardware, we had a heavy CPU usage and which in turn triggers spikes in … Continue reading Troubleshooting an OLAP system on InnoDB

New GTID functions in Galera 4

Galera 4 came up with the lot of new features , which helps to effectively handle the cluster . In this blog I am going to explain in detail about the Galera 4 functions which were introduced for Global Transaction ID ( GTID ) . GTID functions in Galera 4 wsrep_last_written_gtid()wsrep_last_seen_gtid()wsrep_sync_wait_upto_gtid() Actually i have planned … Continue reading New GTID functions in Galera 4

MySQL Clone Plugin Speed Test

In my previous blog, I have explained how the MySQL clone plugin works internally. In this blog, I am going to do a comparison of  Backup and Recovery speed of MySQL clone plugin with other available mysql open source backup tools. Below tools are used for speed comparison of Backup and Recovery, Clone-Plugin Xtrabackup mysqldump … Continue reading MySQL Clone Plugin Speed Test

MySQL load data infile made faster .

Loading any large file into MySQL server using the LOAD DATA INFILE is a time consuming process , because it is single threaded and it is a single transaction too. But with modern hardwares system resource is not a bottle neck. At Mydbops we focus on improving the efficiency of process as we value performance … Continue reading MySQL load data infile made faster .

MySQL 8.0 Clone Plugin and its internal process.

MySQL 8 has recently released clone plugin which makes DBA's task of rebuilding the DB servers more easy. Cloning is a process of creating an exact copy of the original. In technical terms cloning alias to (Backup + Recovery), MySQL database cloning requires a sequence of actions to be performed manually or in a scripted fashion … Continue reading MySQL 8.0 Clone Plugin and its internal process.

MySQL 8.0 Flow Control in Group Replication

We are well aware that MySQL Group Replication is one of the faster evolving clustering Technology for MySQL. Flow Control plays a key factor in Group Replication performance and data integrity . In this blog I am going to explain about the Flow Control mechanism and How it has evolved in MySQL 8 ? What … Continue reading MySQL 8.0 Flow Control in Group Replication