About the course
A beginner’s guide to the upgraded version of MySQL 8 Administration.
MySQL is the world’s most popular open source database. Since the release of MySQL 5.0 in 2003, it is MySQL 8 that comes with a major update.
This course goes over the basics of MySQL administration, through examples on MySQL 8. It also covers the differences between various MySQL versions. It starts off with the basics: Installing MySQL and Creating users. After that, we will get sysbench up and running. Sysbench, responsible for issuing queries against databases, is the de-facto benchmarking tool for MySQL. With that hands-on lab environment at hand, we will learn about various database administration topics like backups, replication, monitoring, point in time recovery, switchovers, user management and version upgrades.
Upon completing this course, you will be able to set up new MySQL databases and perform basic administration tasks using the latest version.
All the code and supporting files for this course are available on Github at https://github.com/PacktPublishing/-MySQL-8-for-Administrators
Style and Approach
A hands-on course which maintains a balance between the theoretical and practical aspects of the subject with a vagrant based environment, which is followed through by labs.
What You Will Learn
- Install and setup MySQL 8 to explore basic administration tasks.
- Handle MySQL user management.
- How to back up and restore MySQL databases
- How to set up and operate MySQL replication, including moving to GTID based replication
- How to perform a point in time recovery
- How to set up monitoring for MySQL databases
- How to perform switchovers (promote a slave to master database)
- How to handle MySQL version upgrades.
Peter Boros has more than 10 years of MySQL administration experience. Peter has also taught Oracle University courses about MySQL across EMEA, later he was a Principal Architect at Percona, a company specializing in MySQL consulting. Apart from this, he has worked with a few of the world’s largest MySQL deployments, belonging to prestigious web properties. This course is a product of Peter’s immense work experience and his expertise on the subject.