Author: Rafa Alvarez

pt-online -schema corner case: When you don’t want to replicate your alter activities across the whole cluster.

Intro When we want to perform a heavy ALTER TABLE against  a several gigabytes table the options are quite a few but the one I tend to use the most is pt-online-schema-change (pt-osc). This tool is very mature and solid…

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How to restore MySQL data folder using persistent disk snapshots (GCP)

There are already many tools for MySQL to perform backups and consistent restores, but this time I’d like to elaborate on how to take advantage of the kindness the cloud, which gives us Persistent Disk Snapshots (PSD) to restore our…

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