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I’ll be presenting a free one-hour webinar on preventing downtime in production MySQL servers, in conjunction with the ODTUG. It is scheduled on Thursday, November 10, 2011 3:00 PM – 4:00 PM EST, and you can register for free.
Here’s an abstract of what you’ll learn:
Everyone wants to prevent database downtime by being proactive, but how effective are the common measures such as inspecting logs and analyzing SQL? To be truly proactive, one must prevent problems, which requires studying and understanding the reasons for downtime. We have analyzed a selection of emergency issues that we have solved, to better understand what types of problems really occur in production environments. The results are somewhat surprising, and will be detailed in this talk. Most incidents we found were not MySQL-specific and will be familiar to Oracle DBAs as well as MySQL DBAs. This presentation will be valuable for the new or seasoned DBA, as well as to operational managers/directors and CTOs responsible for business critical implementations.
Please register today and I look forward to joining you.
I’ll be presenting at Oracle Open World on the causes of downtime in MySQL, and how to prevent it. This is a research-based session that presents an easy-to-digest post-mortem of hundreds of emergency issues filed by Percona customers. The real causes and types of downtime surprised me quite a bit, and the preventions run counter to a lot of conventional wisdom. I’ll just give a preview by saying that you should consider it a top priority to monitor how full your disks are! On the other hand, despite the fact that every monitoring tool in existence shows the binary log cache hit rate, not a single emergency in Percona history has ever been attributed to that.
The agenda at OOW is mind-bogglingly huge (see Dave Stokes’s blog post, so here are the full official details of my session:
- Session ID: 09304
- Session Title: What Causes Downtime in MySQL, and How Can You Prevent It?
- Venue / Room: Marriott Marquis – Golden Gate C2
- Date and Time: 10/6/11, 9:00