Take Out The Papers And The Trash

How to clean and clear large tables in MySQL From time to time our data team gets requests for advice on how to perform cleanup operations against large database tables. Typically, these originate in a ticket requesting information about how the disk is being used or...
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MySQL Replication Tutorial For Disaster Recovery

This blog post is a step by step tutorial on how to set up MySQL Replication between AWS regions. This is an essential part of our disaster recovery plan at Engine Yard. A previous blog post gives a higher level overview on disaster recovery.
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The Importance of Testing Database Backups

Catching some attention in technology headlines this week, GitLab suffered a major loss of database data and had a long and difficult recovery due to a combination of failing and untested backup and recovery strategies. We commend their openness in responding to this...
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Stable V5 Is Now The Default Stack

As mentioned in a previous announcement, Engine Yard has released our latest stack, stable v5. With many feature enhancements and stabilization in the past three months, we are thrilled to announce that we have made stable v5 the default stack for the Engine Yard PaaS...
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Writing Custom Plugins for PHP’s MySQLnd

Note: This is part five in our Extending MySQL with PHP's MySQLnd Series
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Introduction to MySQL's Innodb Memcached Interface

Note: This is part three in our Extending MySQL with PHP's MySQLnd Series
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Advanced Read/Write Splitting with PHP’s MySQLnd

Note: This is part two in our Extending MySQL with PHP's MySQLnd Series
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