Posts Tagged ‘MySQL

Vagrant is simply a wrapper around Virtualbox headless that allows for provisioning virtual machines with support for puppet, chef-solo, chef, and bash. This allows you to automate the deployment and sandboxing of development sites. Additional base box images can be found at Installing Vagrant apt-get install -y ruby1.9.1 ruby1.9.1-dev ln -svf /usr/bin/ruby1.9.1 /etc/alternatives/ruby gem […]

This is something I commonly have to run and always seem to forget. In order to run unattended. Java 6 installation on Ubuntu add-apt-repository “deb $(lsb_release -s -c) partner” apt-get update echo “sun-java6-jdk shared/accepted-sun-dlj-v1-1 select true” | debconf-set-selections echo “sun-java6-jre shared/accepted-sun-dlj-v1-1 select true” | debconf-set-selections DEBIAN_FRONTEND=noninteractive aptitude install -y -f sun-java6-jre sun-java6-bin sun-java6-jdk Java […]

Currently I have been trying to migrate a 4 node production MySQL database to a blade G5/G7 with vmware ubuntu instances on top of netapp. Typically I would not use a virtual machine nor try to run MySQL on top of NFS, however this needs to fit within the clients infrastructure. Baseline Base line performance […]

I wrote a couple rather large stored procedure some time ago to generate a couple reports. A bash script truncates a temporary file and executes the stored procedure writing to a temporary location, the bash script adds the headers to the final location of the csv file and concatenates the contents of the csv written […]

One of our clients Gorkana was bought by Durrants. As such I have been working on integrating and merging data. As a result I wrote a script to synchronize data between MySQL and Oracle, which is presently a one way synchronization. The implementation The script(s) to synchronize data was broken into a few scripts. Automatically […]

Recently I started migrating an old server, which had skip-networking within my.cnf, which is not a dynamic option and requires you to restart the mysql server. I typically rsync the source code and static data to a new machine. Configure the webserver with the relevant vhosts and change the database connection details to point to […]



26 May 2010

If you use LAST_INSERT_ID() and insert on the primary key value it will only return the last “insert id” which has not included the primary key DROP TABLE IF EXISTS `example`; CREATE TABLE IF NOT EXISTS `example` ( id INT(11) NOT NULL AUTO_INCREMENT, b CHAR(3), PRIMARY KEY(id)) ENGINE=InnoDB; INSERT INTO example SET id=1; INSERT INTO […]

In high performance web applications you will always have bottlenecks within your application. Identifying these bottlenecks and optimizing is a tedious task and typically show themselves underload. A single bad/unindexed query can bring a server to its knees. A large number of rows will also help to highlight any poor queries, and on very large […]

Introduction Currently I’m working with stock market data, and its quite an interesting topic when we are getting to the point of real time data as it brings a number of new concepts into the mix. The first challenge is to import information from the feeds into our databases (MySQL), whilst this should be a […]

recently read “Binaries Belong in the Database Too” on, and thought I would shed some light with regard to my experience of storing files in databases. I’m sure many of you have known this to be a taboo practice, and I would certainly agree depending on the database. A project I worked on for […]

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