• Introducing Propagator: multi-everything deployment made easy

    March 11, 2014

    I'm happy to release Outbrain's Propagator as open source. Propagator is a schema & data deployment tool which makes it easy to deploy, review, audit & fix deployments to your database servers. What does multi-everything mean? It is: Multi-server: push your schema & data changes to multiple instances in parallel Multi-role: different servers have different […]

  • Speaking at Percona Live: common_schema, MySQL DevOps

    March 10, 2014

    In less than a month I'll be giving these two talks at Percona Live: common_schema: DBA's framework for MySQL If you are still unfamiliar with common_schema, this will make for a good introduction. I'll give you multiple reasons why you would want to use it, and how it would come to immediate use at your […]

  • Percona Live - call for "Hall of Shame" talks

    March 8, 2014

    We've got some spare time on Percona Live during the lightning talks session, and are spontaneously calling for "Hall of Shame" submissions. What is this about? We just had a wonderful Reversim Summit a couple weeks back, where we held the "Hall of Shame" session. We are used to hear talks about success stories and […]

  • mycheckpoint, discontinued

    March 6, 2014

    Time to admit to myself: mycheckpoint has to be discontinued. I started mycheckpoint back in 2009, as a free & open source lightweight monitoring tool for MySQL. Over some years it evolved and became an actual (lightweight) monitoring solution, used by many. It has a unique and original design, which, alas, is also its bane. […]

  • The "once and for all" SHOW SLAVE STATUS log files & positions explained

    March 6, 2014

    True, GTID is upon us whether via MySQL 5.6 or Tungsten Replicator (and wasn't it in Google Patches since 2009?). But some of us are still using standard replication with MySQL 5.5, and the "what's with all these binary log files and positions" question is ever erupting. The output of SHOW SLAVE STATUS confuses people […]

 
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