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Video – Using the MySQL client Tee command

MySQL Minute video explaining how to capture session output to a text file. This can be super helpful when firefighting or just experimenting.

Use MySQL to generate a tiny url style string

We all appreciate getting small urls and the most famous link generator is http://tinyurl.com/. They do a perfect job of creating shortened URLs using random strings. The idea is pretty simple. Create a string of N char length and use it as key to reference a value. Perhaps it’s a URL or a document or […]

XtraDB Cluster on CentOS 7

Setting up XtraDB Cluster (aka Galera) is straight forward…or so I was told. To do this correctly, there are some tricks. Some published. Some disparate. I’m going to save you HOURS of Googling for answers and break down the process here. Just know that from version to version, dependency changes have a HUGE impact. I […]

Finding duplicate rows in MySQL

I saw this question online reading “How do I identify duplicate rows in MySQL” and it’s been gnawing at me so here’s my approach: Make a duplicate of your subject matter CREATE TABLE a2 LIKE a1; INSERT INTO a2 SELECT * FROM a1; Add a ‘checksum’ column to the new table ALTER TABLE a2 ADD […]

Getting the mysqldump you always hoped for.

Dumping data from MySQL might be seem like a covered topic, but just so it’s clear, you aren’t stuck outputting SQL. There’s at least 3 options for outputting data. Option 1: The SQL way Good’ole fashioned structured query language output of your whole database in a single file. mysqldump -u root -p -f your_schema_name_here > […]

MySQL EXPLAIN Deception and Fraud

Okay, let’s get this straight. I wrote the headline to get some attention. Now that you’re hooked, I have to admit for full disclosure, I’m a MySQL fanboy. This post is simply to draw some attention to the fact that EXPLAIN is just one (very important) tool in a developer’s arsenal for diagnosing performance problems. […]

Backing up with mysqldump part deux

MYSQLDUMP is a utility for outputting database contents into text files. This is nice, but has many configuration options. One, often missed detail is the specific permissions required to accomplish the job. I made a note on the mysql manual (bottom of page) to illustrate what I consider to be a best practice for automated […]

How to restore root to MySQL server on Mac

See my dba.stackexchange.com answer: How to restore root to MySQL server on MAMP Assuming you went with a generic install of MySQL, my procedure for Mac is: Edit your my.cnf, probably located at: /usr/local/my.cnf, adding the lines: skip-grant-tables skip-networking Restart mysqld sudo su – /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqladmin shutdown nohup /usr/local/mysql/bin/mysqld_safe & exit Change root privs mysql> GRANT […]

How I setup MySQL Multi Master Replication

There are tons of articles online about setting up MySQL multi-master replication. Recently, a friend asked me to send him a link so he could try it on his own. I must have read 20 articles and could not find one that did it my way. So here it is. My BASIC step-by-step guide to […]

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