Author: Peter Sylvester

Exposing Innodb internals via system variables: part 3, I/O (table data)

Peter Sylvester takes a look at the mechanics of how data gets written to table files as well as how background threads read from them.

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Exposing Innodb internals via system variables: Part 2, I/O (structure and logs)

In part 2 of this series, Peter Sylvester, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, takes a closer look at I/O structure and log related variables.

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Exposing Innodb internals via system variables: part 1, memory

Introduction A couple of months ago I decided to give myself a refresher on the mechanics of InnoDB. Having a high level understanding of what’s going on under the hood can help provide the context needed in order to resolve…

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Exposing Innodb Internals via System Variables: Part 1, MemoryExposing Innodb Internals via System Variables: Part 1, Memory

Introduction A couple of months ago I decided to give myself a refresher on the mechanics of InnoDB. Having a high level understanding of what’s going on under the hood can help provide the context needed in order to resolve…

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Things to consider when deciding on a primary key for your INNODB table

Peter Sylvester, Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, explains why you should consider explicitly defining a primary key, and how it should be formed.

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Creating a test lab using VirtualBox / NAT networking

My job is almost completely reliant upon my ability to perform work in lab of virtual machines. Almost every action plan I write is tested locally. When I need to troubleshoot an issue for a client one of the most…

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