MariaDB Temporal Tables: Uncut & Uncensored (Part III)

(This is the third of a series of blog posts covering MariaDB Temporal Tables. The first and second in the series introduced the topic.)  “Who are you?” said the Caterpillar. This was not an encouraging opening for a conversation. Alice…

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MariaDB Temporal Tables: Uncut & Uncensored (Part II)

(This is the second of a series of blog posts covering MariaDB Temporal Tables. The first blog post can be found here.) There are really four dimensions, three which we call the three planes of Space, and a fourth, Time….

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MariaDB Temporal Tables: Uncut & Uncensored (Part I)

(This is the first of a series of blog posts covering MariaDB Temporal Tables.) “You must remember this, a kiss is still a kiss. A sigh is just a sigh; the fundamental things apply, as time goes by.” Sam (Dooley…

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Scaling ProxySQL rapidly in Kubernetes

It’s not uncommon these days for us to use a high availability stack for MySQL consisting of Orchestrator, Consul, and ProxySQL. You can read more details about this stack by reading Matthias Crauwels’ blog post How To Autoscale ProxySQL In…

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MySQL high availability with ProxySQL, Consul and Orchestrator

In this post, we will explore one approach to MySQL high availability with ProxySQL, Consul and Orchestrator. This is a follow up to my previous post about a similar architecture but using HAProxy instead. I’ve re-used some of the content…

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What to expect at ProxySQL Technology Day in Ghent

On October 3rd ProxySQL will have it’s very first technology day. They have chosen the lovely city of Ghent, Belgium, my home town, as the place to be. For those attending Percona Live Europe in Amsterdam, this is a great…

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How to get the most out of your EBS performance

A commonly encountered scenario is when EBS volumes are not performing at the expected theoretical performance. Let’s look at some of the potential reasons for that and how we can “fix” it. (When I say EBS volume, I am talking…

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How to solve SELinux and MySQL log rotation issue

Disable SELinux? Think again! SELinux is always a complicated topic. If you search this on the web, most people will advise just disabling it, but that may not be acceptable from a security point of view in your organization. In…

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How to Test MySQL Server Hostname with ProxySQL Multiplexing

Overview While working on a MySQL Galera cluster with ProxySQL, I was in the process of testing traffic going to the MySQL nodes by using the @@hostname command to ensure which MySQL host behind the proxy the query ran on….

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How to fix error when MySQL client fails to load SQL file with Blob data

In one of my latest database restore jobs, I was helping a MySQL client with issues related to mysqlbinlog and I wanted to share it here. In case you didn’t know, MySQL is a simple SQL shell with input line…

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