Server Tuning

OurSQL Episode 37: It's Still Not Our (De)fault! Part 2

This week, Giuseppe Maxia joins us as a special guest and we complete our 2-part series on what we always put in our configuration files, and why.
Part 1 in the series.

strings man page
MySQL manual page about defaults-group-suffix
Giuseppe's article about the hidden options file trick

Logging:
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OurSQL Episode 36: It's Not Our (De)fault! Part 1

Nick Pisarro, aka @highenergybeams, suggested we do a podcast about the MySQL defaults we recommend always having, as MySQL's pre-configured option files are not particularly helpful. So we have put together a 2-part podcast on the options that we change.

About the Configuration File
Location and precedence of configuration files for Windows, Unix and Mac OS X:
http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.5/en/option-files.html

Note: We use the term "directive" to refer to the groups of options that begin with [groupname]. Upon reading the manual page again, we realized that the term is actually "option group". (Sheeri takes complete blame for this -- "directive" is actually the term for what !includedir and !include are...)

Eric Day and Patrick Galbraith speak about Drizzle at the July 2009 Boston MySQL User Group

Eric Day and Patrick Galbraith spoke on Drizzle, Gearman and Narada at the July 2009 Boston MySQL User Group. This is part 1 of the video, which is about an hour long and is about Drizzle.

"We will explain what the Drizzle project is, what we aim to accomplish, and an overview of where we are at."

The slides can be downloaded from http://www.oddments.org/notes/DrizzleGearmanBoston2009.pdf

The User Group calendar item for this event is http://www.meetup.com/mysqlbos/calendar/10607736/

Video: Chasing Bottlenecks

Video for the presentation at the 2009 MySQL Camp:
Chasing Bottlenecks
by Morgan Tocker

Description:
The best way to performance tune a system is to find out what your bottlenecks are, and attacking those first. In the first part of this session, I'll be looking at some of the issues faced with common database workloads. From there, I'll then be showing how you can get more information out of MySQL and your Operating System to find out about your workload. This session is designed for beginner to intermediate MySQL users.

Video: MySQL 5.4

Giuseppe Maxia spoke at the May 2009 Boston MySQL User Group about MySQL 5.4 and what it can do, the new performance features, etc.

Video: Beginner Guide to Website Performance with MySQL and memcached

Video for the presentation at the 2009 MySQL Conference:

Beginner's Guide to Website Performance with MySQL and memcached
Adam Donnison (Sun Microsystems)

Slides

The official conference page is at http://www.mysqlconf.com/mysql2009/public/schedule/detail/7009

Video: Top 10 MySQL Pet Peeves and How to Workaround Them

Video for the presentation at the 2009 MySQL Camp:
Top 10 MySQL Pet Peeves and How to Workaround Them
Jeremy Zawodny

Watch it online here:

Video: Testing with the MySQL Random Query Generator

Video from the 2009 MySQL Conference presentation:

If You Love It, Break It: Testing MySQL with the Random Query Generator Philip Stoev (Sun Microsystems)

The description is at:
http://www.mysqlconf.com/mysql2009/public/schedule/detail/6363

Download the presentation slides (ppt).

Video: Understanding How MySQL Works by Understanding Metadata, part 2

Part 2 of "Understanding How MySQL Works by Understanding Metadata", presented by Sheeri K. Cabral (The Pythian Group) and Patrick Galbraith (Lycos Inc.). This was a 3-hour tutorial.

The PDF of the slides can be found at http://technocation.org/files/doc/2009_04_Understanding.pdf.

From the official abstract at http://www.mysqlconf.com/mysql2009/public/schedule/detail/5682:

We have spent countless hours researching over 1,000 pieces of metadata. In the process, we have learned a lot about how MySQL works, and realized that it was a pretty good learning method.

Video: Understanding How MySQL Works by Understanding Metadata, part 1

Part 1 of "Understanding How MySQL Works by Understanding Metadata", presented by Sheeri K. Cabral (The Pythian Group) and Patrick Galbraith (Lycos Inc.). This was a 3-hour tutorial.

The PDF of the slides can be found at http://technocation.org/files/doc/2009_04_Understanding.pdf.

From the official abstract at http://www.mysqlconf.com/mysql2009/public/schedule/detail/5682:

We have spent countless hours researching over 1,000 pieces of metadata. In the process, we have learned a lot about how MySQL works, and realized that it was a pretty good learning method.

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