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Richard Wallman - a MySQL® DBA (database administrator)

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Starting to clear old contracts/NDAs - been quite a year, doing coding, providing training, working with NoSQL databases. Full stack indeed!
(2017-04-21 21:32:02)
Just read the MySQL/HAProxy tutorial on @digitalocean - it's so awful it literally took my breath away for a second. Top result in Google :(
(2016-04-26 15:02:46)
Part 2 of my #mysql #replication for #webdev series: "Why do I need replication?" https://t.co/LGz0d2qCVp
(2016-01-19 11:14:41)
I've been asked to write a series about #mysql replication for #webdev s. Part 1: "What is it?"... https://t.co/zR0sHNKfVw
(2016-01-12 10:44:59)
I've been asked to write a series about #mysql replication for #webdev s. Part 1: "What is it?" https://t.co/IWyxOEAa53
(2016-01-12 10:40:07)
Fast track to failure: GRANT ALL ON schema.* TO... https://t.co/o5g3GlPHtN #mysql #webdev
(2016-01-06 16:46:11)
Okay, looks like this will keep me busy for a while - some interesting new stuff in MySQL 5.7 https://t.co/HOxo5NyW9A
(2015-10-21 13:13:55)
So tired of time wasters - not even decent enough to say goodbye,another name on the blacklist.No contract = no work, this is non-negotiable
(2015-09-24 13:26:33)
Seems to be an interesting gotcha with binlogs when setting up new nodes in a @Percona‚Äč XtraDB cluster. https://t.co/2Kxcc0ifNV
(2015-06-16 09:53:37)
You know you're doing a good SysAdmin/DBA job when you're asked "Have you started the upgrade yet?" when actually, you've finished it
(2015-06-15 17:08:44)

Seems to be an interesting gotcha with binlogs when setting up new nodes in a Percona XtraDB cluster

Posted on 2015-06-16 @ 10:52:00

When the new server starts for the first time, it creates the binlog index file and an initial binlog file. It then connects to the clusters, finds it's not initialised and starts an SST operation. So far, so good...

The issue I've been hitting ... (read more...)

Yet another style update!

Posted on 2011-12-16 @ 15:33:01

Yes, I know it's been a long, long time, but I've finally got round to dragging this site out of the 90s and look not quite so eye-wateringly bad.

Now all I need to do is spend more time working on content! If you have any suggestions for artic... (read more...)

New site uploaded

Posted on 2010-08-27 @ 09:12:21

I've finally managed to get this updated website online - been busy with lots of work, plus been struggling getting the CSS right in the major browsers. Now that the baseline is done, hopefully I can keep this site update!