The rlwrap utility for DBA.

Recently I received a request from one of our clients asking the way to mysqldump data only from a view. The request sounds reasonable at the first glance, but after thinking it a little bit further, we will find out…

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Your Xtrabackup cheat sheet

Ivan Groenewold, MySQL Database Consultant at Pythian, provides examples of useful operations using xtrabackup.

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Why is the slave IO thread in connecting status?

Gabriel Ciciliani, MySQL Lead Database Consultant at Pythian explains what to do if your 5.6 MySQL slave IO thread is not able to connect to the master after discarding connectivity issues or parameters typos.

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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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Uncovering the ib_logfiles mtime Mystery

Insight from Ivan Groenewold, MySQL Database Consultant at Pythian, on the ib_logfiles mtime mystery.

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Are you optimizing costs with AWS reserved instances?

Derek Downey, OSDB Practice Advocate at Pythian, discusses how to optimize costs with AWS Reserved Instances.

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Understanding MySQL fabric faulty server detection

Gabriel Ciciliani, MySQL Lead Database Consultant at Pythian, explains MySQL Fabric faulty server detection.

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Replication between Tungsten clusters

Ivan Groenewold, MySQL Database Consultant at Pythian, explains how to configure replication between Tungsten clusters in MySQL.

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MySQL encrypted streaming backups directly into AWS S3

Overview Cloud storage is becoming more and more popular for offsite storage and DR solutions for many businesses. This post will help with those people that want to perform this process for MySQL backups directly into Amazon S3 Storage. These…

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Properly removing users in MySQL

Pep Pla, MySQL Database Consultant at Pythian, explains how to properly remove users in MySQL.

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