Replication Tricks and Tips

Architecture and Technology, Replication and Scale-Out
Location: Ballroom E Level: Intermediate
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A bag full of tricks and tips to make your replication more useful or easier to administrate.

This session goes through things like multimaster setups, fail-over, using the BINLOG statement, using blackhole engine, using log for auditing, how to do filtering, getting online features using a slave server, how to examine the binary log, and using proxy servers.

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Lars Thalmann


Dr. Lars Thalmann is the development director for MySQL replication, backup, and connectors. He is responsible for the strategy and development of these features and leads the corresponding engineering teams. Thalmann has worked with MySQL development since 2001, when he started as a MySQL Cluster developer. More recently, he has driven the creation and development of the MySQL backup feature, has guided the evolution of MySQL replication since 2004, and has been a key player in the development of MySQL Cluster replication. Thalmann holds a doctorate in Computer Science from Uppsala University, Sweden. He is one of the authors of the “MySQL High Availability” book.

Mats Kindahl


Mats Kindahl is a lead software engineer of the MySQL replication
team. He is the main architect and implementor of MySQL’s row-based
replication, but has also developed the unit testing framework used by
MySQL. In the time before starting at MySQL, he has worked with
research in formal methods, program analysis, distributed systems, and
as developer of C/C++ compilers.

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