MySQL Admin Cookbook

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Learn
  • Set up MySQL replication to manage load balancing, online back up, and fail-over scenarios
  • Create, modify, and delete indexes; also identify duplicate indexes to optimize your MySQL servers' performance
  • Leverage the power of MySQL Administrator, Query Browser GUI Tools, and the MySQL command line client
  • Back up your database and restore the data efficiently and reliably with advanced techniques such as on-the-fly compression, point-in-time recovery, avoiding extended lock situations, backup in replication scenarios, and partial backup and restore.
  • Manage data by deleting data in a highly efficient manner, inserting data based on existing database content, and importing and exporting data in a customizable manner
  • Monitor table space usage and use database metadata to your advantage
  • Deal with typical performance bottlenecks and lock-contention problems
  • Configure MySQL and leverage available settings to their full potential
  • Manage MySQL user accounts and assign appropriate privileges
  • Restrict access sensibly and regain access to your database in case of loss of administrative user credentials
  • Manage the schema by adding and removing columns from tables, choosing a suitable storage engine and character set for individual needs
  • Add a new primary key column to a table already filled with data and also manage and automate database schema evolution in the context of application updates
About

MySQL is the most popular open-source database and is also known for its easy set up feature. However, proper configuration beyond the default settings still is a challenge, along with some other day-to-day maintenance tasks such as backing up and restoring, performance tuning, and server monitoring. These tasks have not been covered thoroughly in the default documentation.

This book provides both step-by-step recipes and relevant background information on these topics and more. It covers everything from basic to advanced aspects of MySQL administration and configuration. One of the things you are really going to love about this book is that all recipes are based on real-world experience and were derived from proven solutions used in an enterprise environment.

This book shows you everything you need to know about MySQL Administration. You will learn to set up MySQL replication to manage load balancing and deal with online backup and fail-over scenarios. As you consider the benefits of backing up, you might like to back up your database efficiently with advanced techniques covered in this book.

The book demonstrates how to create, modify, and delete indexes. You will also learn to identify duplicate indexes, which hinder your MySQL server performance. This book focuses on administration tasks and will help you as an administrator to optimize the database for efficiency and reliability.

You will learn to manage data efficiently by inserting data in existing database content and importing and exporting databases. The sooner you learn about taking advantage of metadata from this book, the sooner you can start using the space efficiently. Get to know about managing users and assigning privileges and regaining lost administrative user credentials. Finally, learn to manage the database schema by customizing it to automate database schema evolution in the context of application updates.

Features
  • Set up MySQL to perform administrative tasks such as efficiently managing data and database schema, improving the performance of MySQL servers, and managing user credentials
  • Deal with typical performance bottlenecks and lock-contention problems
  • Restrict access sensibly and regain access to your database in case of loss of administrative user credentials
  • Part of Packt's Cookbook series: Each recipe is a carefully organized sequence of instructions to complete the task as efficiently as possible
Page Count 376
Course Length 11 hours 16 minutes
ISBN 9781847197962
Date Of Publication 15 Mar 2010

Authors

Daniel Schneller

Daniel Schneller works as a software developer, database administrator, and general IT professional for an independent software vendor in the retail sector. After successfully graduating from the University of Cooperative Education in Heidenheim, Germany with a degree in Business Computer Science, he started his career as a professional software developer, focused on the Microsoft technology stack. In 2002 he started focusing on enterprise-level Java development and has since gained extensive knowledge and experience implementing large scale systems based on Java EE and relational databases, especially MySQL since version 4.0.

Currently he is mostly involved with the ongoing development of framework-level functionality, including customization and extension of an ORM-based persistence layer. He is involved in different open source projects such as FindBugs, Eclipse, and Checkstyle and infrequently blogs about Java, MySQL, Windows, Linux and other insanities at http://www.danielschneller.com.

Udo Schwedt

Udo Schwedt is head of the Java architecture team and deputy head of the Java development department at the IT service provider for Germany's market leader in the Do-It-Yourself sector. After finishing his studies at RWTH Aachen, Germany with a degree in Computer Science, he started his career as a professional Java developer in a leading software company in the banking sector. In 2003, he joined his current company as a framework developer, subsequently taking the role of a lead architect.

Both authors are involved in a large scale international software project, which encompasses development of a Java-based merchandise management software solution. This decentralized multi-platform environment is based on more than 500 decentralized MySQL server instances with more than 5,500 replication slaves. Daniel and Udo are responsible for configuration and management of this infrastructure.