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How do I properly perform a MySQL bake-off?

I want to performance test (aka bake-off) MySQL server rpm against some other forks such as Percona server, MariaDB, and possibly some others. I'm hoping that by asking this question I can better ...
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Scaling Percona datacenters: setup and replication

Since our startup has taken off nicely we are now meeting with some of those issues that you always assumed would NEVER effect you. We have already scaled alot of our application stack: we offloaded ...
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Fixing tables out of sync as reported by pt-table-checksum, pt-table-sync is not working

I have several tables being reported by pt-table-checksum with CRC_DIFF between my master and slave servers using the following commands: $ pt-table-checksum h=master,u=user,p=password ...
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What is the difference between XtraBackup and rsync?

Yes, I'm going to run strace on them both... However, I would like to know ... What is XtraBackup is doing over and above rsync -ac src dest ? What's so special about XtraBbackup ? How is XtraBackup ...
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How big can innodb_doublewrite_file grow?

When I use the enable innodb_doublewrite_file ... How big can this file grow ? How can I calculate the optimal disk size, if it would be used only for this file?
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What variable(s) to look to maintain MySQL speed of scanning through all database tables while it starts?

We have few thousand small databases with total .ibd files of about 800000. We noticed that MySQL takes couple of minutes to stop but about two hours to start. For e.g. while MySQL is starting and ...
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Percona vs MySQL

What is Percona? How does it differ from MySQL? When should we consider switching (or upgrading) from stock MySQL to Percona? To add some specifics in our situation we almost exclusively use ...
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Why default character_set_server is latin1?

I am using MySQL 5.5 and when I show variables about charset, I have +--------------------------+----------------------------+ | Variable_name | Value | ...
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Investigate peak in MySQL throughput

Recently one of our servers has ran out of memory and crashed. After reviewing the munin graphs, it appears that the only metric (other than memory usage) that peaked just before the crash was the ...
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MySQL Handler_read_rnd_next == tablescans without indexes?

I am in the process of tuning our Percona 5.5 server, and have been using percona's tools to plot our database's performance. In the MySQL Handlers Plot, i have been noticing alot of ...
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MySQL slave taking too long on “Queueing master event to the relay log”

I have two mysql mysql slave servers. The DB version is: mysql> show variables like '%version%'; +-------------------------+-----------------------------------------------------+ | Variable_name ...
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Transaction speed benchmarks for mySQL v5.6 replication - seems very slow

I'm trying to select the best configuration for our new infrastructure but got a bit confused about the results. I used sysbench v0.5 for the tests: prepare data sysbench ...
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How to migrate from MySQL to MariaDB or Percona with minimum downtime?

I want to migrate my MySQL 5.1 database to one of these databases: MariaDB, PerconaDB or MySQL 5.6 Is there any way to do this operation with no downtime or with minimum downtime possible? How? The ...
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Does this make my XtraDB Cluster hang?

After seeing the following in the error log on the second node: 121003 7:16:06 [Note] WSREP: Member 0 (joiner) synced with group. 121003 7:16:06 [Note] WSREP: Shifting JOINED -> SYNCED (TO: 0) ...
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Why is setting open_files_limit making MySQL slow?

We noticed that adding open_files_limit in /etc/my.cnf is making server slow. Reference : What variable(s) to look to maintain MySQL speed of scanning through all database tables while it starts?