Author: Sandi Barr

Rounding Errors in MYSQL with DECIMAL Type

It seems to be assumed that fixed-point values, DECIMAL and NUMERIC, in MySQL are not susceptible to rounding errors because they are exact numeric data types. It must be kept it mind, that there are limits in precision, and the maximum number of digits for DECIMAL is 65. What I am discussing here is rounding error.

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How to Run a Streaming Backup with innobackupex

On many of our clients, we have a need to run XtraBackup as a regular OS user. Aside from running into the issue where tar4ibd was not provided with Percona’s xtrabackup-1.6.2.tar.gz package, our main issues have been with permissions when attempting a streaming backup. Here is the innobackupex command that works for us.

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