Speaking at Oracle Open WorldSat, Aug 13, 2011 in Conferences Databases
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
I'm Baron Schwartz, the founder and CEO of VividCortex. I am the author of High Performance MySQL and lots of open-source software for performance analysis, monitoring, and system administration. I contribute to various database communities such as Oracle, PostgreSQL, Redis and MongoDB. More about me.