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23 blog posts in 13 categories

Galera Cluster Recovery 101 - A Deep Dive into Network Partitioning

Galera automatic node provisioning and membership control simplifies database cluster operation and improves the reliability of its replication technology. In this blog post, we are diving into the Galera recovery process in events where network partitioning happens.

How to Recover MySQL Galera Cluster from an Asynchronous Slave?

What do you do if you lose your Galera Cluster? A simple solution is to failover to an asynchronous slave. The slave would immediately serve up-to-date data to applications, with minimal downtime. But then, with the slave being the new source of truth, how do you recover your Galera Cluster?

How to Benchmark Performance of MySQL & MariaDB using SysBench

How can you quickly evaluate performance of a database under intensive load? Welcome to sysbench. This blog gives you a good background of sysbench, and how you can use it to benchmark MySQL and MariaDB.

My MySQL Database is Corrupted... What Do I Do Now?

Performing regular database backups is imperative for any production system. Usually when MySQL data gets corrupted, the recommendation is to restore it from the last backup, switch to DR server or take down the affected node down, if you have a cluster, to serve data immediately from other nodes. In some cases you can't - if the backup is not there, the cluster was never set up, your replication is down for a very long time, or the DR procedure was never tested.

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Troubleshooting with pt-stalk - part 2

This post discusses the data collected by pt-stalk, and how to utilize it when troubleshooting problems with MySQL.

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Troubleshooting with pt-stalk

This post describes how to use pt-stalk, a tool that can help with data collection when troubleshooting problems with MySQL.

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Troubleshooting Galera cluster issues - part 2

This is part 2 of our blog on how to troubleshoot Galera cluster - SST errors, and problems with network streaming. In part 1 of the blog, we covered issues ranging from node crashes to clusters that won’t restart, network splits and inconsistent data. Note that the issues described are all examples inspired from real life incidents in production environments.

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Troubleshooting Galera cluster issues - part 1

In this blog post, we are going to show you some examples of things that can go wrong in Galera - inexplicable node crashes, network splits, clusters that won’t restart and inconsistent data. We’ll take a look at the data stored in log files to diagnose the problems, and discuss how we can deal with these.

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Galera Cluster diagnostic logs

In a Galera cluster, whether you use MariaDB Cluster, Percona XtraDB Cluster or the Codership build, the MySQL error log is even more important. It gives you the same information as MySQL would, but you’ll also find in it information about Galera internals and replication. This data is crucial to understand the state of your cluster and to identify any issues which may impact the cluster’s ability to operate. In this post, we’ll try to make the Galera error log easier to understand.

Become a MySQL DBA blog series - Understanding the MySQL Error Log

We are yet to see a software that runs perfectly, without any issues. MySQL is no exception there. It’s not the software’s fault - we need to be clear about that. We use MySQL in different places, on different hardware and within different environments. It’s also highly configurable. All those features make it great product but they come with a price - sometimes some settings won’t work correctly under certain conditions.

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