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Multiple VCS Updates and Cleanups

I spend a lot of time updating a variety of different repositories of different varieties and denominations, and I hate having to do that all by hand – I’d rather just go up into a top-level directory and say update-all and let a script work out w…

Feeding Query Analyzer from DTrace

One of the new features in the new release of MySQL Enterprise Monitor is Query Analyzer. As the name suggests, the Query Analyzer provides information about the queries that are running on your server, the response times and row and byte statisti…

MySQL University: MySQL and OpenSolaris

On Thursday, November 13, 2008 (14:00 UTC / 14:00 BST / 15:00 CET), I’ll be presenting a MySQL University session on MySQL and OpenSolaris. The presentation will be similar to the presentation I did at the London OpenSolaris Users Group in July, y…

Compiling MySQL Workbench on Gentoo

The Workbench team have just announced the release of Workbench for Linux, including binary packages and source packages with instructions on how to build. I’m a Gentoo Linux user, so I prefer building from source, and you’ll need to emerge the fo…

ZFS Replication for MySQL data

At the European Customer Conference a couple of weeks back, one of the topics was the use of DRBD. DRBD is a kernel-based block device that replicates the data blocks of a device from one machine to another. The documentation I developed for that …