Tag Archives: mysql

Oracle Linux and MySQL

I’m in the process of taking on some of the MySQL databases in my company. The first ones are MySQL 4.1 running on Windows, so we are upgrading them to MySQL 5.6 on Oracle Linux. As with many of our systems, these will be running on VMware virtual machines. Since the current installations are so [...]


I was doing some SQL tuning on mySQL today and I learned a few interesting things. Let’s take an example of a simple query where we have an OR of two mutually exclusive conditions, each on indexed columns. SELECT * FROM   t1 WHERE  user_id = 1 OR     location_id = 2; In mySQL there is a [...]

MySQL Disaster Recovery…

Within a couple of weeks of doing our disaster recovery testing we’ve had a number of disasters, one of which was our Bugzilla server. The recovery was pretty sweet. The database engine (mySQL) was loaded as part of the Linux install and recovering the database was done with one command: mysql -u root –password=”myPassword” bugs [...]