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“Site Offline” MySQL server failing to start and stop

I'm hosting a few sites on linode and have encountered a strange problem. For the last two years the site has been running perfectly fine, and now randomly all the websites on the server go to the ...
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will replication from 5.5.20 to 5.0.XX server work?

I gave two machines which run on two entire different versions of MySQL server. I want to do the replication from 5.5.20 to 5.0 server. Will that be possible? Because I remember when I transferred ...
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MySQL Replication : 1 Slave / Multiple Masters

I have a web app with 2 web servers and 2 database servers. The DBs are setup for multimaster replication. (this is the primary environment) I also have the exact same setup on a different location ...
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How to refresh AD security group on Sql Server permissions

I am using Sql Server 2008 on Small Business Server 2003; client is using WinXP. I added a user to my Active Directory Security Group; Why can't this user immediately access the database? It seems ...
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Mysql Master-Master Replication Topologies on >2 machines

I have 3 Mysql servers that I would like to replicate: two (including the main server) are local and one is remote. Let's call my main server A, the secondary server B, and a remote, development ...
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query cache hit value is not changing in my database

The query cache hit value is not changing in my database only for some queries.If I write select * from drugs_info limit 1000; the query cache hit has changed, but if I execute the following ...
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FULLTEXT index ignored in BOOLEAN MODE with 'number of words' conditional

fulltext match is ignoring its index when I add a number of words conditional for its boolean mode. The selects are as follows: explain select * from seeds WHERE MATCH(text) AGAINST ("mount ...
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row locking within ACID transaction innodb

I have a financial transaction that looks something like this (pseudo): begin select record for update update record(same record as selected) insert another record into another table ...
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How do I determine how much data is being written per day through insert, update and delete operations?

The longevity of SSDs is largely determined by the amount of bytes written by insert, update and delete operations. What is the best way to accurately determine how much data is being written by ...
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Which first: upgrade mysql version or convert storage engine?

I inherited a production mysql server at 5.0. It uses MyISAM exclusively. It is not a high volume database but it does have some large datasets. I am planning on: upgrading to 5.5 converting ...
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Create a custom log table in MySQL

Is it possible to create a custom log table. For example I have 10 schema and I would like to log if somebody is using the "areva" schema. I want to know the last executed command time and the user. ...
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How do you document your databases?

I find that most of my clients are not documenting their databases at all and I find that pretty scary. To introduce some better practice I would like to know what tools/process you are using. How ...
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How can a group track database schema changes?

What version control methodologies help teams of people track database schema changes?
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6answers
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What are the differences between NoSQL and a traditional RDBMS?

What are the differences between NoSQL and a traditional RDBMS? Over the last few months, NoSQL has been frequently mentioned in the technical news. What are its most significant features relative to ...
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Writing a simple bank schema: How should I keep my balances in sync with their transaction history?

I am writing the schema for a simple bank database. Here are the basic specifications: The database will store transactions against a user and currency. Every user has one balance per currency, so ...
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What are Objective Business Reasons to Prefer SQL Server 2012 over 2008 R2?

My company is facing the decision whether to purchase SQL Server 2012 Denali or SQL Server 2008 R2 for a new database server. I am looking for objective reasons to choose one over the other. Our ...
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Parameter Sniffing vs VARIABLES vs Recompile vs OPTIMIZE FOR UNKNOWN

So we had a long running proc causing problems this morning (30 sec + run time). We decided to check to see if parameter sniffing was to blame. So, we rewrote the proc and set the incoming ...
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Is it possible to mysqldump a subset of a database required to reproduce a query?

Background I would like to provide the subset of my database required to reproduce a select query. My goal is to make my computational workflow reproducible (as in reproducible research). Question ...
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Does SQL Server read all of a COALESCE function even if the first argument is not NULL?

I'm using a T-SQL COALESCE function where the first argument will not be null on about 95% of the times it is ran. If the first argument is NULL, the second argument is quite a lengthy process: ...
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How to find out who deleted some data SQL Server

My boss had a query from a customer yesterday asking how they could find out who deleted some data in their SQL Server database (it is the express edition if that matters). I thought this could be ...
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When should I use a unique constraint instead of a unique index?

When I want a column to have distinct values, I can either use a constraint create table t1( id int primary key, code varchar(10) unique NULL ); go or I can use a unique index create table t2( id ...
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How to dive into an ugly database?

I'm sure many of you are/were dealing with a ugly database. You know, that database that isn't normalized at all, that database where you have to do a large painfully query to get the most trivial ...
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8answers
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Tool to generate large datasets of test data [closed]

Many times when trying to come up with an efficient database design the best course of action is to build two sample databases, fill them with data, and run some queries against them to see which one ...
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2answers
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Which one is more efficient: select from linked server or insert into linked server?

Suppose I have to export data from one server to another (through linked servers). Which statement will be more efficient? Executing in source server: INSERT INTO ...
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How to implement a 'default' flag that can only be set on a single row

For example, with a table similar to this: create table foo(bar int identity, chk char(1) check (chk in('Y', 'N'))); It doesn't matter if the flag is implemented as a char(1), a bit or whatever. I ...
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The smallest backup possible … with SQL Server

Daily we ship our SQL Server backups across the WAN. We need to minimize the size of these backups so it does not take forever. We don't mind if our backup process takes a bit longer; as it stands ...
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1answer
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SQL query for combinations without repetition

I need a query which can be used in (or as) a function and retrieves all combinations of n values. And I need all combinations of length k where k = 1..n. Extended sample input and result so input ...
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Survey database design: associate an answer to a user

I'm doing the conceptual model for a survey database. The goal is store the answers given by users (it going to be an Android app). I have three entities: user, question and option. A question will ...
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1answer
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Qcache_free_memory not full yet I get alot of Qcache_lowmem_prunes

I just started dabbling with the query cache for our CMS. Can anyone tell me (or at least give a good guess) why I get a lot of Qcache_lowmem_prunes when more than half of Qcache_free_memory is free? ...
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Why use an int as a lookup table's primary key?

I want to know why I should use an int as a lookup table's primary key instead of just using the lookup value as the primary key (which in most cases would be a string). I understand that using a ...
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Why are queries parsed in such a way that disallows the use of column aliases in most clauses?

While trying to write a query, I found out (the hard way) that SQL Server parses WHEREs in a query long before parsing the SELECTs when executing a query. The MSDN docs say that the general logical ...
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3answers
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SQL Server 2008 R2 “Ghost Memory”?

We have a dedicated SQL Server 2008 R2 machine that is experiencing some strange memory issues.. The machine itself has plenty of resources including two quad-core processors, 16gb of RAM and 64bit ...
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1answer
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Performance implications of using OPENQUERY in a view

Please see this question on stackoverflow : I am using an EasySoft ODBC driver to link a SQL Server 2008 R2 Express instance to Interbase and I am having some difficulty with getting metadata ...
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3answers
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InnoDB table SELECT returns ERROR 2006 (HY000): MySQL server has gone away (after power outage)

This server is a virtual machine running CentOS 6.0, MySQL 5.5.21 There is a database named devSystem. There are InnoDB tables within. Running the following commands causes error ERROR 2006 ...
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2answers
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SQL Server Transaction Timeout

Is there a way in SQL Server 2008 R2 to cause a timeout for a database modification involving a transaction? We have a scenario where our application code hangs or throws an exception and fails to ...
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5answers
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Why does ALTER COLUMN to NOT NULL cause massive log file growth?

I have a table with 64m rows taking 4.3 GB on disk for its data. Each row is about 30 bytes of integer columns, plus a variable NVARCHAR(255) column for text. I added a a NULLABLE column with ...
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1answer
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How to preserve the original order of elements in an unnested array?

Given the string: 'I think that PostgreSQL is nifty' I would like to operate on the individual words found within that string. Essentially, I have a separate from which I can get word details ...
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1answer
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Deadlock error isn't returning the deadlock SQL

Transaction (Process ID) was deadlocked on lock resources with another process and has been chosen as the deadlock victim. Rerun the transaction. I am getting this error randomly when one of my ...
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2answers
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For absolute performance, is SUM faster or COUNT?

This relates to counting the number of records that match a certain condition, e.g. invoice amount > $100. I tend to prefer COUNT(CASE WHEN invoice_amount > 100 THEN 1 END) However, this is ...
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1answer
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Dump only the Stored Procedures in MySQL

I need to dump only the stored procedures : no data, no table creation. How can I do this using mysqldump?
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1answer
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How large will a MySQL database be relative to the dump file?

I'm restoring a ~52GB dump to a MySQL database. The ibdata1 file has already exceeded the size of the dump file and the restore is still incomplete. Is there any way to estimate the final size of the ...
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4answers
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MySQL Replication - Introduce new Slave to replication

I've recently taken on a sys admin position managing a group of 20 (or so) servers. One thing I haven't dealt with before (apart from in a test situation), is introducing a new slave to the MySQL ...
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2answers
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MySQL on SSD - what are the disadvantages? [closed]

Recently, I heard that I should not host my MySQL database on an SSD drive because there is a big chance of disk failure and data lost. Given that 20% of all queries in my database are INSERTs and ...
3
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1answer
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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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2answers
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Why is MySQL not using the index with the higher cardinality?

I have an index called source with cardinality of 1122 and a second index called state with cardinality of 22. MySQL keeps using the state index when when query SELECT C1 FROM tbl WHERE source = 'x' ...
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1answer
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Resolving ORA-01033 “initialization or shutdown in progress”

I followed the instructions at http://www.oracle-base.com/articles/10g/oracle-data-pump-10g.php to create a database export. I used: expdp scott/tiger@db10g full=Y directory=TEST_DIR ...
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votes
2answers
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InnoDB: Error: Table “mysql”.“innodb_table_stats” not found after upgrade to mysql 5.6

I upgraded to mysql 5.6 from 5.5, and now my logs are littered with such messages on startup I found a possible solution here, but it does not seem official. ...
7
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2answers
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Select longest continuous sequence

I am trying to construct a query in PostgreSQL 9.0 that gets the longest sequence of continuous rows for a specifc field. Consider the following table: lap_id (Serial), lap_no (int), car_type ...
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4answers
4k views

One slave, multiple masters MySql

Is it possible to set-up MySql Replication to have one slave listening to two different masters?
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2answers
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How do I determine if a column is defined as a serial data type instead of an integer based off the catalog?

So I'm currently creating some SQL to read through the postgres (9.1) catalogs to build table definitions. However, I am encountering a problem with SERIAL/BIGSERIAL data types. Example: CREATE ...

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