By Wei-Chen Chiu-Oracle on Jun 25, 2012
Managing a MySQL database server can become a full time job. In many
occasions, one MySQL DBA needs to manage multiple, even tens of, MySQL
servers, and tools that bundle a set of related tasks into a common
utility can be a big time saver, allowing you spend more time improving
performance and less time executing repeating tasks. While there are
several such utility libraries to choose, it is often the case that you
need to customize them to your needs. The MySQL Utilities library is the
answer to that need. It is open source so you can modify and expand it
as you see fit.
In the latest episode of the "Meet the MySQL Experts" podcast series, Chuck Bell, Sr. MySQL Software Developer at Oracle, introduces a variety of recently released MySQL Utilities, and how DBAs can save significant time using the utilities.
- Use cases for each utility
- How to group utilities for even more usability
- How to modify utilities for your needs
- How to develop and contribute new utilities