Tag Archives: innodb

Alter mysql tables on the fly, without locking them

If you need to perform real-time ALTER TABLE processes on MySQL (InnoDB, TokuDB) tables, a great tool for the job is the Percona Toolkit. The Percona Toolkit includes a utility (pt-online-schema-change) to perform such a process, without write-locking tables, or having to manually create a temporary table and triggers to synchronize the data during the … Continue reading Alter mysql tables on the fly, without locking them

MariaDB 10.0: How to migrate from InnoDB to TokuDB

This is only to remember what I did to migrate from InnoDB to TokuDB on a MariaDB cluster. TokuDB settings are specific to my environment, so please don’t ask me what/how/why. root@dbrfoo:~# mysql -u root -p MariaDB [(none)]> INSTALL SONAME ‘ha_tokudb’; Query OK, 0 rows affected (0.07 sec) MariaDB [(none)]> show engines; +——————–+———+—————————————————————————-+————–+——+————+ | Engine … Continue reading MariaDB 10.0: How to migrate from InnoDB to TokuDB

mysql hot backup with xtrabackup

I want to backup my databases without downtime… Well, there are couple approaches to this. One of them is to add a standby slave and use LVM¬†snapshot approach. The second approach is to use percona xtrabackup. My problem is that I have some huge databases here, so taking local backups is out of the question. … Continue reading mysql hot backup with xtrabackup

mysql: preload InnoDB buffer pool

Why?!¬†To avoid a lengthy warmup period after restarting the server, particularly for instances with large InnoDB buffer pools. Things to be added to /etc/mysq/my.cnf: # Shortened warm-up times with a preloaded InnoDB buffer pool innodb_buffer_pool_dump_at_shutdown=ON innodb_buffer_pool_load_at_startup=ON Basically when MySQL receives the TERM signal will dump the InnoDB buffer pool /data/db/mysql/ib_buffer_pool and it will load it … Continue reading mysql: preload InnoDB buffer pool