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From:Antonis Kopsaftis Date:July 18 2012 4:08pm
Subject:Re: Looking for consultant
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As far i can understand by your post, you need a high availability mysql 
cluster with large capacity.
For having high availability you need something that can give you 
multi-master replication between two or more mysql servers.

In my knowledge there are three solutions that can give you multi-master 

1. "Official" mysql cluster
It's an Enterprise class solution, very complicated, but 'it fully 
multi-master. I was using one for about two year, but i dont recommend 
it because (at least in my setup) it did not have very good performance. 
It's use it's own storage engine(NDB) which has a number of limitations.

2. Tungsten replicator.
It 's relative new product. It support multi-master replication between 
different type of databases, and it seems very promising. It's java 
based. I haven't tested it but you can read a lot about on:

3. Percona xtraDB cluster
It's also a relative new product. It's also support multi-master 
replication, and it seems to have very good performance. The last 3 
weeks i have installed a 3 node cluster of percona software and i'm 
testing it. It seems to works ok, and after some optimization it has 
better performance than my production mysql setup(simple primary-slave 
replication) on same hardware (virtual machines). If i dont find any 
serious problem till September i will use it for production.

Now,for you application to communicate with the two mysql master nodes 
there several solutions:
1. Desing your app to use both mysql servers. With this solution you can 
ever split writes in the one server, and reads in the other. It's up to 
you to do whatever you want.

2. Setup a simple heartbeat solution and setup a floating virtual ip 
between you mysql servers. If one of the mysql server( i mean the whole 
OS) crash, the floating ip will be attached to the second server.

3. In each app server, install a tcp load balancer software like 
"haproxy" and balance the mysql tcp connections between your app servers 
and the mysql servers.


On 18/7/2012 6:11 μμ, Carl Kabbe wrote:
> We are actually facing both capacity and availability issues at the same time.
> Our current primary server is a Dell T410 (single processor, 32 GB memory) with a
> Dell T310 (single processor, 16GB memory) as backup.  Normally, the backup server is
> running as a slave to the primary server and we manually switch it over when the primary
> server fails (which it did last Saturday morning at 2:00AM.)  The switch over process
> takes 10-15 minutes although I am reducing that to about five minutes with some scripting
> (the changeover is a little more complex than you might think because we have a middle
> piece, also MySQL, that we use to determine where the real data is.)  Until six months
> ago, the time delay was not a problem because the customer processes could tolerate such a
> delay.  However, we now have a couple of water parks using our system at their gate, in
> their gift shops and in their concessions so we need to now move the changeover time to a
> short enough period that they really don't notice.  Hence, the need I have described as
> 'high availability'.
> The T410 is normally reasonably capable of processing our transactions, i.e., the
> customers are comfortable with the latency.  However, we have been on the T310 since last
> Saturday and it is awful, basically barely able to keep up and producing unacceptable
> latency.  Further, our load will double in the next six months and double again the the
> following six months.
> So, my thought was that since we have to deal with the issue change over time which
> will cause us to restructure the servers, that we should also deal with the capacity
> issue.  I think a couple of Dell T620's will provide the capacity we need (the servers we
> have spec'ed should be around 8X faster than the T410) but I have no experience evaluating
> or setting up HA systems (I have worked with MySQL for 12 years and am reasonably
> comfortable with it and I have read everything I can find about HA options and their
> implementations.)  Hence, my post asking for help (which we are willing to pay for.)
> The web app is primarily JSP's for the administration side and Flash for the
> operators and other people doing transactions.  The server side code is about 1.25 million
> lines of code and there are about 750 JSP's.  The data is 950 tables with heavy use of
> foreign key constraints.  The container is Tomcat which runs on separate servers (the data
> servers only run MySQL.)
> Any ideas or help in any way are always welcome.
> Thanks,
> Carl
> On Jul 18, 2012, at 9:42 AM, Shawn Green wrote:
>> On 7/17/2012 8:22 PM, Carl Kabbe wrote:
>>> On Monday, I asked if there were consultants out there who could help set up
> an NDB high availability system.  As I compared our needs to NDB, it became obvious that
> NDB was not the answer and more obvious that simply adding high availability processes to
> our existing Innodb system was.
>>> So, I am back asking if there are consultants lurking on this list that could
> help with this project.
>> As has been discussed on this list many times before, there are many ways to
> measure 'high availability'. Most of them deal with what kind of disaster you want to
> survive or return to service from.  If all you are looking for is additional production
> capacity then the terms you may want to investigate are 'scale out', 'partitioning', and
> 'replication'. All high-availability solutions require at least some level of hardware
> redundancy. Sometimes they require multiple layers in multiple locations.
>> Several of those features of MySQL also help with meeting some high-availability
> goals.
>> Are you willing to discuss your specific desired availability thresholds in
> public?
>> -- 
>> Shawn Green
>> MySQL Principal Technical Support Engineer
>> Oracle USA, Inc. - Hardware and Software, Engineered to Work Together.
>> Office: Blountville, TN
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Looking for consultantCarl Kabbe18 Jul
  • Re: Looking for consultantJohnny Withers18 Jul
  • Re: Looking for consultantShawn Green18 Jul
    • Re: Looking for consultantCarl Kabbe18 Jul
      • Re: Looking for consultantAdrian Fita18 Jul
      • Re: Looking for consultantShawn Green18 Jul
      • Re: Looking for consultantAntonis Kopsaftis18 Jul
        • RE: Looking for consultantRick James18 Jul
          • Re: Looking for consultantHoward Hart19 Jul
            • RE: Looking for consultantBenjamin Stillman19 Jul