I'd say MySQL 2nd edition by Paul Dubois. It has the first 200 pages
with stuff you already know, but the next 800 pages are mysql specific.
Very good reference book and best practices guide.
The only thing it's missing is what I think should be in every book (and
is in virtually none). 5 pages devoted to the initial setup of the
program on each major OS. It's such a simple thing, but often there are
very competent individuals who just want to read the best practices
setup in concise form. Then, when more time is available, go back and
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Johnson, Michael [mailto:Michael.Johnson@stripped]
> Sent: Monday, August 18, 2003 6:43 PM
> To: MySQL Users
> Subject: Oracle DBA here looking for advice on MySQL ....
> What is the best book on MySQL with regard
> to its Architecture and how it starts up, shutdowns,
> processes queries, rolls back data, etc etc. ?
> I am not looking for a SQL book here.
> What is the best My SQL book you have read ?
> Thank you in advance.