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18 May 2017
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MySQL Enterprise backup : How to setup a slave for a standalone server with zero downtime? [63597]
By aravinth C

"It's a well know fact that we could take backups with almost zero downtime with the 'mysqldump' tool provided with the community edition of MySQL with a magical option -- single-transaction on one condition that all the tables are InnoDB. Myisam tables locked even with single transaction option. Now let us talk about the MySQL Enterprise backup tool that is only available with the Enterprise edition. We are also offered a 30 day trial. It has been said that MEB(let us just call the MySQL Enterprise backup, MEB) provides hot online backups with zero downtime. So a hot backup is done online and doesn't disrupt the normal operations of the database and it even captures the database operations happening during the backup process and applies it during the restoration process. This is applicable only to InnoDB tables..."
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16 May 2017
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MySQL Connector/C++ 1.1.9 [63598]
by MySQL Release Engineering

MySQL Release Engineering blogs, "been made available: MySQL Connector/C++ 1.1.9 GA. The MySQL Connector/C++ provides a C++ API for connecting client applications to the MySQL Server 5.5 or newer..."
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11 May 2017
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Docker Images for MySQL Cluster [63372]
By Trond Humborstad

Trond blogs, "We're constantly working to improve packaging and distribution of MySQL products. We have official Docker images for MySQL Server and we use Docker images to provide easy to use previews of upcoming and experimental setups and features in our products. Today we're dockerizing another major product by releasing preview Docker images for MySQL Cluster. In this blog post, we'll see just how easy it is to have your own dockerized cluster up and running in less than five minutes.

Just a brief but important note on the status of these images first: While the MySQL Cluster version in these images is a fully tested and supported GA version, the Docker image setup is still experimental and should not at this time be utilized for production purposes..."
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10 May 2017
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MySQL Server 5.5.56 [63373]
By MySQL Release Engineering Team

"MySQL Server 5.5.56, new versions of the popular Open Source Database Management System, have been released. These releases are recommended for use on production systems..."
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01 May 2017
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MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.8 [63148]
InsideMySQL.com, May 1st 2017

MySQL Release Engineering writes, "MySQL Connector/ODBC 5.3.8, a new version of the ODBC driver for the MySQL database management system, has been released.

The available downloads include both a Unicode driver and an ANSI driver based on the same modern codebase. Please select the driver type you need based on the type of your application - Unicode or ANSI. Server-side prepared statements are enabled by default. It is suitable for use with any MySQL version from 5.5..."
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29 Apr 2017
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MySQL 8.0.1 Replication Performance Improvements [62915]
By Vitor Oliveira

MySQL 8.0.1 introduces new features and improvements to replication. The next sections summarize some related to performance

  • 1. WL#9556 - Writeset-based dependency tracking on the master
  • 2. WL#8599 - Reduce contention between IO and SQL threads
  • 3. WL#7374 - replication monitoring
  • 4. BUG#82422 - improved GTID throughput on the master

Read on for details.
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