Integrating MySQL tools with Systemd Service

In my day to day tasks as a DB Engineer at Mydbops we have been using multiple MySQL tools for multiple use cases to ensure an optimal performance and availability for servers managed by our Remote DBA Team. A tool like pt-online-schema can be used for any DDL changes ( Overview to DDL algorithm ), … Continue reading Integrating MySQL tools with Systemd Service

An Overview to InnoDB Undo Log

As the name indicates, an undo log record contains information about how to undo the recent changes by a transaction. When a transaction writes data, it always makes writes on the tablespace files. InnoDB Undo log stores copy of data that is being modified by any current transaction. So, at this point in time if … Continue reading An Overview to InnoDB Undo Log

GeoSpatial data handling made easy with MySQL 8.0

Human geography examines the dynamics of cultures, societies and economies, and physical geography examines the dynamics of physical landscapes and the environment. In this blog i am going to explain what are the new Geography features available in MySQL 8.0 Major Difference in MySQL 5.7 & 8.0 Geography : There is a big change from … Continue reading GeoSpatial data handling made easy with MySQL 8.0

Presentation : Group Replication in MySQL 8.0

This presentation covers about the basics of Group replication in MySQL 8.0. Group replication world on the basis of Multi Paxos ( a variant of it ). The author covers the leader election algorithm , switching the primary node and replication modes in this presentation. https://www.slideshare.net/MyDBOPS/group-replication-in-mysql-80-a-walk-through Like to have this high availability MySQL solution configured … Continue reading Presentation : Group Replication in MySQL 8.0

Building a MySQL Firewall with ProxySQL

We are aware of ProxySQL as an SQL load balancing tool with a lot of features bundled in it.Now it has added firewall rules integrated too. Below are a few interesting features explained and explored by our Mydbops team. MySQL replication Read-Write Split up Replication Switchover using ProxySQL And MHA HA for Proxysql with keepalived … Continue reading Building a MySQL Firewall with ProxySQL

Security: Data Masking in MySQL 8.0 server

Data security plays a major role in current age. Privacy matters a lot. Data masking is one of the Key Features when comes to security. In MySQL community versions if you want to mask your data, You can go with a Maxscale load balancer. They introduced a new masking filter on the Maxscale 2.1 version. … Continue reading Security: Data Masking in MySQL 8.0 server

A Linux Tool to Monitor Progress of MySQL Data Imports and Exports.

One problem I have experienced during logical exporting and importing databases is the tools don’t output any progress indicator (or anything at all really) and using the -v (verbose) switch outputs every single MySQL command being run from the import file. As, importing and exporting of databases  is one of the most frequent activity being … Continue reading A Linux Tool to Monitor Progress of MySQL Data Imports and Exports.

Row scanned equals to 1, Is the query is optimally tuned ?

A few days ago one of our intern @mydbops reached me with a SQL query. The query scans only a row according to the execution plan. But query does not seems optimally performing. Below is the SQL query and its explain plan. ( MySQL 5.7 ) select username, role from user_roles where username= '9977223389' ORDER … Continue reading Row scanned equals to 1, Is the query is optimally tuned ?

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).