Posted by Ricardo Santos in backup, database, mysql, scripts, zabbix
on Sep 21st, 2012 | 0 comments
Dump doesn’t work. If you have huge tables with billions of rows your backup process could become a nightmare, mainly if you need to restore it.
This method aims to perform a full backup of a large MySQL database, as Zabbix (any version), focusing on a fast recovery from disaster. So I chose XtraBackup for this task, a backup tool from Percona, which works using the hotcopy mode.
First, you need to download and install XtraBackup:
XtraBackup offers a lot of parameters, so this script is intented to be the simplest possible.
Make sure that...
Posted by Ricardo Santos in social, zabbix
on Sep 20th, 2012 | 0 comments
I had the opportunity to stay for one day inside Zabbix HQ (Riga, Latvia) before the Zabbix Conference 2012 and I would like to share some impressions.
Zabbix Office is located in a large office building, only 15 minutes far from downtown Riga. http://goo.gl/maps/CoK4c
According to Alexei, CEO of Zabbix SIA, the decision about the place is to improve the quality of life of employees reducing transportation time.
The reception was very good, even though I am from a different culture (brazilian), they made me feel me home, like I was part of that team.
People work very focused on their work,...
Posted by Ricardo Santos in installation, zabbix, zabbix1.8, zabbix2.0
on Aug 20th, 2012 | 2 comments
I’d like to announce the ZabbixZone Repository, a Zabbix package repository, where the main goal is provide an easy way to install and keep Zabbix installations.
Packages are available for CentOS 5, CentOS 6 and Debian 6 (Squeeze):
All packages were built by Kodai Terashima, an IT Engineer from Zabbix SIA, I take this opportunity to thank you for the excellent work.
Feel free to ask any question.
Installing ZabbixZone Repository on CentOS:
# Importing GPG key
rpm --import http://repo.zabbixzone.com/centos/RPM-GPG-KEY-zabbixzone
Posted by Ricardo Santos in zabbix, zabbix2.0
on May 22nd, 2012 | 3 comments
May 22nd 2012 will be forever in the Zabbix history like the moment when the project hit a higher point of maturity and stability.
With this new version, came a new Release Policy making Zabbix more reliable for large environments. In Minor Versions, no new features, no changes in database structure, bug fixing only focus. Planning for release a Major Version every 9 months.
A great improvement in Development is the Zero Bug Policy which all bugs (stable, trunk) are treated with the highest priority. The goal is keep no open bugs.
In this new era, I wish Zabbix: “Live long and...
Posted by Ricardo Santos in database, mysql, performance, zabbix
on Feb 17th, 2012 | 5 comments
In March 2011, I create a poll in Zabbix Forum with this question:
It received 92 votes and MySQL was the most voted with 71.74% followed by PostgreSQL with 21.74%
Personally I found many problems with Oracle 11g when reach more than 1000 nvps (new values per second).
My results with MySQL was very good reaching more than 3500 nvps.
Unfortunately I still could not test PostgreSQL, but there are many positive posts in Forum.
And you, which database are you...