OurSQL Episode 123: Storing Bags of Bytes

This week we discuss different filesystems and how they work. Ear Candy talks about the "-bibyte" suffix, and At the Movies presents an indexing webinar.

Events
FOSDEM 2013 is taking place in Brussels, Belgium Sat Feb 2 - Sun Feb 3rd.

OSCON 2013 will take place in Portland, OR from Monday July 22nd through Friday July 26th. The call for Speakers closes at midnight Pacific Time on Monday, February 4th.

LinuxFest Northwest will take place on Sat Apr 27th and Sun Apr 28th. The call for papers is open and you can submit proposals through Thursday Feb 28th.

Open Database Camp will be part of the Northeast LinuxFest at Harvard University, Cambridge MA Saturday March 16th and Sunday March 17th, 2013. You can register and submit presentations on the opensqlcamp.org website.

Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 is being held at the Santa Clara Convention Center Monday April 22nd - Thursday April 25th.

Training
MySQL Marinate, a FREE basic MySQL training course led by Sheeri.

SkySQL Trainings

Oracle's MySQL Trainings

Percona Trainings

Filesystems

File system defined at Wikipedia
inode
df -T on Linux will tell you what filesystem is on each disk

ext3

Journaling file system

Episode 33 where we talked about snapshot backups

ext4

NTFS

XFS

ReiserFS

JFS

Wikipedia comparison of file systems

Ear Candy
Kibibyte
Tebibyte

At the Movies
Percona's Peter Zaitsev did a webinar about indexing best practices back in August 2012.

Where you can see us

MySQL Marinate started January 1st, 2013. It is a virtual self-study course learning MySQL which both Gerry and Sheeri are leading. Even though it started last week, new members are accepted until Feb 1st.

Sheeri will be speaking at the miniconfs at Linux Conf Australia, about "Getting Started With a Podcast", "mysql security" and "The Art of Cat Herding: How to Manage Geeks." Linux Conf Australia will be held Monday January 28th through Saturday February 2nd, 2013 in Canberra.

Gerry will be at the February Seattle MySQL Meetup group on Monday February 4, 2013 http://www.meetup.com/seattlemysql/events/fmcdnyrdbgb/

Sheeri will be at the February Boston MySQL meetup group - Mon 11 February Topic TBD
http://www.meetup.com/mysqlbos/events/86589632/

Sheeri will be speaking at Rocky Mountain Oracle User Group Training Days in denver, colorodo from Monday Feb 11 - Thursday February 14th on "Backing up MySQL" and "Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Indexes?"

Sheeri will be speaking at Confoo in Montreal, Canada on Monday February 25 - Friday March 1, 2013, giving talks in English about "Are You Getting the Most Out of Your Indexes?" and "Different (MySQL) Forks for Different Folks".

Gerry will present a tutorial at Percona Live:MySQL Conference and Expo on Using TokuDB: A Guided Walk Through TokuDB Implementation. Many of the concepts apply to custom MySQL / MariaDB installations as well. Percona Live: MySQL Conference and Expo 2013 will be held April 22-25, 2013 in Santa Clara, California.

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