Archive for 2015

Identify Cross Database Foreign Keys

I’ve blogged before about cross-database foreign keys and what I think of them. I had a developer wanting to check for such references between two databases today. Here’s what I came up with to do this… ?View Code MYSQLSELECT t.NAME AS TABLE_NAME, i.NAME AS INDEX_NAME, f.* FROM information_schema.`INNODB_SYS_FOREIGN` f INNER JOIN information_schema.`INNODB_SYS_INDEXES` i ON i.`NAME` […]

The Journey of a Mac Book Pro

I don’t normally post stuff like this but I thought it was quite interesting. The journey of my new Mac Book Pro is truly a reflection of the globalised world we now live in. The list of cities it visited, in reverse order, is… Watford, United Kingdom Stansted, United Kingdom Barking, United Kingdom Koeln, Germany […]

mysqldump: backing up specific tables

Here’s a quick example of how to backup specific MySQL / MariaDB tables and piping to xz to compress… ?View Code BASHmysqldump -h -P3306 mysql user tables_priv | xz –compress -9 > /db_dumps/3104/mysqldump_tables_example.sql.xz Here’s how to decompress the resulting file. Note xz will delete the input file unless you specifiy –keep on the command […]

MariaDB’s federatedx engine

I’ve been experimenting a little with the federatedx engine in MariaDB. For those of you coming from MSSQL think linked servers and that’s pretty much it, albeit with a few differences. Here’s a quick primer on the basics. Firstly you might need to enable the engine… ?View Code MYSQL# Try "SHOW ENGINES" if federated isn’t […]