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  • 1. #127 Get More Refcardz! Visit Getting Started with CONTENTS INCLUDE: n Whats New in JPA 2.0 JPA 2.0 n JDBC Properties n Access Mode n Mappings n Shared Cache n Additional API and more... By Mike KeithGetting Started with JPA 2.0 DZone, Inc. |
  • 2. #29 Get More Refcardz! Visit CONTENTS INCLUDE: Essential Admin for MySQL 5.5 ❱ MySQL 5.5 ❱ Configuration Updated for MySQL 5.5 ❱ Storage Engines ❱ Data Types ❱ Administration By Jason Gilmore ❱ Hot Tips... and More! ABOUT THIS REFCARD On Unix/Linux/OS X, this option file uses the .cnf extension. However, Hot on Windows, both the .cnf and .ini extensions are supported. MySQL is the world’s most popular open-source database, sporting a Tip barrier of entry low enough to attract novice developers yet powerful enough for some of the world’s most popular websites, among them Yahoo!, Walmart, Wikipedia, and Craigslist. Now a member of the Oracle my.cnf File Syntax family of products, MySQL’s future is indeed bright. The my.cnf file is a text file broken into several sections. Each section defines the context of the parameters defined within, the context being Updated to reflect the MySQL 5.5 release, this Refcard will help you quickly specific to a particular MySQL client (see the later section “MySQL’s Many navigate some of MySQL’s most popular features. Covering topics such as Clients”) . For example: configuration, administration software, backup procedures, SQL features, and user management, this card will serve as a handy desk reference for MySQL is bundled with several my.cnf templates, each geared countless projects to come. Hot towards a specific purpose and resource availability. Users of the source distribution can find these templates in the support-files MYSQL 5.5 Tip directory. Users of the binary distribution can find these templates in the installation directory. With the late 2010 release of MySQL 5.5 comes a host of exciting new Viewing Configuration Parameters features largely revolving around the InnoDB storage engine, including its You can view MySQL’s configuration parameters and their current values establishment as the default MySQL storage engine on all platforms. Other using one of the following commands: notable features include: From the mysqladmin client: • The incorporation of InnoDB 1.1 gives users the advantage of %>mysqladmin -u root -p variables enhanced stability and performance integrated into this latest InnoDB release. From inside the mysql client: • A number of scalability and performance improvements have mysql>SHOW VARIABLES; been incorporated into MySQL’s Win32 and Win64 versions. • The new performance_schema database gives administrators You can find a specific parameter using the LIKE operator the opportunity to monitor the execution of the MySQL server at mysql> show variables like “%key%”; a very low level. +---------------------------------+--------------+ | Variable_name | Value | +---------------------------------+--------------+ | delay_key_write | ON | CONFIGURATION | foreign_key_checks | have_rtree_keys | ON | YES | | | key_buffer_size | 26214400 | | key_cache_age_threshold | 300 | MySQL supports over 320 configuration parameters and is capable of | key_cache_block_size | 1024 | | key_cache_division_limit | 100 | controlling behavior regarding memory, logging, error reporting, and much | max_seeks_for_key | 4294967295 | more. While it’s possible to tweak these parameters by passing them as | ssl_key | | +---------------------------------+--------------+ flags when starting the MySQL server, you will want to ensure they are 9 rows in set (0.02 sec) always set at server startup, which you can do by adding them to theEssential Admin for MySQL 5.5 my.cnf file. The my.cnf File The my.cnf file’s range of impact on the MySQL server is location dependent. The most commonly used locations are listed here: File/Option Description /etc/my.cnf (C:my.cnf, All MySQL database servers installed on this server WINDIRmy.ini, or INSTALLDIR will first refer to this location. my.ini on Windows) --defaults-extra-file=NAME Passing this flag along when starting MySQL will cause the server instance to examine any parameters found within the file and corresponding path identified by NAME. ~/.my.cnf User-specific scope. This file is located in the user’s home directory. This option is not available on the Windows platform. DZone, Inc. |
  • 3. 2 Essential Admin for MySQL 5.5 MySQL is flexible in terms of how it accepts date and time type STORAGE ENGINES Hot values. For instance, DATE, DATETIME, and TIMESTAMP will all accept ‘2008-09-02’, ‘2008/09/02’, and ‘2008*09*02’ as valid date values.MySQL offers a number of different solutions for storing and managing Tipdata in the most efficient way. Storage Description Numeric Types Engine ARCHIVE The ARCHIVE engine is optimized for managing large amounts Type Description of data designated as stored for archived purposes. Data stored BIGINT The BIGINT data type supports integer values ranging between using the ARCHIVE engine can only be inserted and selected and -9,223,372,036,854,775,808 and 9,223,372,036,854,775,807. cannot be deleted or modified. BIT The BIT data type supports binary values ranging between 1 and 64 BLACKHOLE The BLACKHOLE storage engine accepts inserted data without bits. error but does not store it. Instead, it deletes it upon acceptance. While seemingly useless, BLACKHOLE can actually serve several DECIMAL The DECIMAL type stores exact numeric values and should be used practical roles, ranging from troubleshooting data replication when it is crucial for the data to be stored precisely as provided processes to assisting in the identification of bottlenecks (due to (currency for instance). the ability to use BLACKHOLE to remove the storage engine from the bottleneck candidates). FLOAT The FLOAT data type stores approximate numeric values. For instance, defining a column as FLOAT(5,3) will store 12.4785 as 12.479, because CSV Comma-separated values (CSV) format is a common storage the defined precision is 3. solution supported by many applications. MySQLs CSV storage engine manages data in this format, the data files of which can INT The INT data type supports integer values ranging between subsequently be read from and written to by applications such as -2,147,483,648 and 2,147,483,647. Microsoft Excel. MEDIUMINT The MEDIUMINT data type supports integer values ranging between EXAMPLE EXAMPLE is a featureless storage engine with the sole purpose of -8,388,608 and 8,388,607. providing a skeleton for writing your own own storage engines. It SMALLINT The SMALLINT data type supports integer values ranging between is incapable of storing data. 32,768 and 32,767. FEDERATED Introduced in MySQL 5.0, the FEDERATED storage engine can pool TINYINT The TINYINT data type supports integer values ranging between -128 remote MySQL databases together under the guise of a single and 127.. logical database by creating pointers to these remote tables. InnoDB MySQLs most popular transactional storage solution, InnoDB String Types offers complete commit, rollback, and crash recovery features alongside attractive performance capabilities. InnoDB has long served as MySQL’s default storage engine on the Windows Type Description platform. It is the default storage engine on all platforms for BINARY The BINARY type stores up to 255 bytes and operates identically to MySQL 5.5. CHAR except that it is used for binary strings. MEMORY The MEMORY storage engine stores data within system memory BLOB/ The BLOB, MEDIUMBLOB, TINYBLOB, and LONGBLOB types are used (RAM), resulting in volatile, although extremely fast, data access. LONGBLOB/ to store data such as images or binary files and store up to 65,545. MERGE The MERGE storage engine is useful for accessing a group of identical MyISAM tables as if the data resided within a single table structure. Such a configuration might be useful when accessing large amounts of sales data, which has been separately stored by CHAR The CHAR type stores between 0 and 255 characters. Any column month according to an aptly named table. defined as a CHAR will consume all of the allotted space regardless of the stored string size. For instance, any CHAR column defined as MyISAM Until MySQL 5.5.5, the MyISAM had long been MySQLs default CHAR(25) will require the same amount of space (is required to store storage engine. Although incapable of supporting transactions, 25 characters) no matter the size of the stored string. MyISAM is optimized for high traffic environments and is very simple to manage. ENUM The ENUM type restricts the stored value to one of several predefined strings. Up to 65,535 elements can be predefined. Allowable values include NULL. DATA TYPES SET A SET type operates like an ENUM, although its predefined number of elements tops out at 64. Further, a SET can store zero, one, or multiple values.MySQL supports a rich set of data types capable of representing nearly TEXT/ The TEXT, LONGTEXT, MEDIUM, and TINYTEXT types store up toevery conceivable data format, ranging across dates and times, currency, LONGTEXT/ 65,534, 4,294,967,295, 16,777,215, and 255 characters, respectively.strings, integers, and floats. This section defines each type and its MEDIUMTEXT/respective range. TINYTEXT VARBINARY The VARBINARY type stores up to 65,535 bytes and operatesDate and Time Types identically to VARCHAR except that it’s used for binary strings. Type Description VARCHAR The VARCHAR type stores up to 65,535 characters. Unlike CHAR, each VARCHAR instance requires only the space required to store the DATE The ARCHIVE engine is optimized for managing large amounts of provided string, plus one or two additional bytes depending on the data designated as stored for archived purposes. Data stored using string length. the ARCHIVE engine can only be inserted and selected and cannot be deleted or modified. DATETIME The DATETIME type represents values containing both a date and a POPULAR ADMINISTRATION SOFTWARE corresponding time in the format ‘YYYY-MM-DD HH:MM:SS’. It has a range of ‘1000-01-01 00:00:00’ to ‘9999-12-31 23:59:59’. Web frameworks help you to embrace best practices, simultaneously TIME The TIME type represents temporal values in the format ‘HH:MM:SS’, decreasing errors and eliminating redundant code. If you haven’t yet ranging from ‘-838:59-59’ to ‘838:59:59’. settled upon a framework, consider checking out the following popular TIMESTAMP Like DATETIME, the TIMESTAMP type represents values containing solutions both a date and time and sports a format identical to DATETIME. . Its range is ‘1970-01-01 00:00:01’ UTC to ‘2038-01-09 03:14:07’ phpMyAdmin UTC. The TIMESTAMP differs from other data types in that it can be automatically assigned the current date/time and automatically MySQL Workbench updated at INSERT and UPDATE time. SQLYog YEAR The YEAR type represents years and supports a two- (‘YY’) and four-digit format (‘YYYY’). The two-digit format supports a range of 70 (1970) to 69 (2069). The four-digit format supports a range of 1901 to 2155. DZone, Inc. |
  • 4. 3 Essential Admin for MySQL 5.5 %>mysql -u USERNAME -p DATABASE MYSQLS MANY CLIENTS If you’re connecting to a remote database, pass the hostname or IP address along using the -h option:MySQL is bundled with quite a few clients capable of doing everything %>mysql -h HOSTNAME -u USERNAME -p DATABASEfrom performing backups, managing the MySQL server, converting tableformats, and stress-testing the database. This section introduces the most To log out of the MySQL server, use quit or the q flag:commonly used clients. mysql>quit Bye %> Storage Description Engine Modifying the mysql Prompt my_print_ Outputs the options defined in the my.cnf files. MySQL’s default prompt clearly indicates that you are currently logged defaults into MySQL rather than into an operating system shell. However, like most shells, you can modify MySQL’s prompt to your liking. For instance, when myisam_ftdump Displays information regarding any defined FULLTEXT indexes found in MyISAM-defined tables. logged into the mysql client, execute the following command to change your prompt to mysql (user@host)>: myisamchk Aids in the review, repair, and optimization of MyISAM-defined tables. mysql>prompt mysql (U)> myisamlog Displays the contents of MyISAM log files. mysql (root@localhost)> myisampack Compresses MyISAM tables, greatly enhancing the read performance. Common mysql prompt sequences mysql The MySQL client used to manage users, databases, tables, and data. c A counter that tracks the total number of issued session commands It also tweaks MySQLs performance and behavior. d The current database mysql_config Displays information regarding options you may find useful when compiling MySQL. D The current date mysql_convert_ Converts tables from one storage engine to another. h The server host table_format u Your username mysql_fix_ Converts MyISAM table extensions to a standard format, which is extensions useful when migrating MyISAM files from one operating system to U Your username@hostname another. mysql_ A wrapper for setting MySQL user privileges. Databases setpermission Creating a Once logged into the MySQL You can also create a new Database server, you can create a new database without logging into the mysqlaccess Aids in the review of user privileges. database using the CREATE server using the mysqladmin client: DATABASE command: mysqladmin Performs a wide array of administrative tasks pertinent to server operation. mysql>CREATE DATABASE dzone; %>mysqladmin -u root -p create dzone mysqlbinlog Used for examining the contents of MySQLs binary log. mysqlcheck A unified wrapper for the SQL statements CHECK TABLE, REPAIR TABLE, ANALYZE TABLE, and OPTIMIZE TABLE. Switching to You can begin using a specific database by specifying it on the a Database command-line when logging into the MySQL server (see “Logging into mysqldump Facilitates in-database backup creation. See “Performing Backups” the MySQL server”) or by using the USE command: for more information. %>mysqladmin -u root -p create dzone mysqlhotcopy Facilitates in-database backup creation. Keep in mind that mysqlhotcopy will not work with InnoDB storage engine, which is the Deleting a To delete a database, use the DROP DATABASE command: default storage engine as of MySQL 5.5. See “Performing Backups” Database for more information. mysql>DROP DATABASE dzone; mysqlimport A wrapper for the LOAD DATA INFILE SQL statement. Tables mysqlshow A wrapper useful for learning more about database schemas. Creating a Table To create a table, pass the For instance: mysqlslap Tests MySQLs performance by placing an artificial load on the server desired table name to the and reporting the results. CREATE TABLE structure along CREATE TABLE authors ( with any column definitions: id INTEGER UNSIGNED NOT perror The perror client helps to clarify the often cryptic system error NULL AUTO_INCREMENT numbers often returned alongside MySQL errors. CREATE TABLE table_name ( PRIMARY KEY, column1 definition, name VARCHAR(255) NOT column2 definition, NULL, ... email VARCHAR(255) NOT KEY ADMINISTRATION TASKS columnN definition NULL ); );Logging into the MySQL server Displaying a mysql>DESCRIBE table_name;To log in to the MySQL server using the mysql client, you’ll typically provide Table Structureyour MySQL username and password: Listing All To view a list of all tables in a To view a list of tables residing Tables database, execute the SHOW in a database other than the one %>mysql -u USERNAME -p TABLES command: you’re currently in, use: Enter password: ***** Welcome to the MySQL monitor. Commands end with ; or g. mysql>SHOW TABLES; mysql>SHOW TABLES FROM Your MySQL connection id is 2 Server version: 5.1.22-rc-community MySQL Community Server (GPL) database_name; Type ‘help;’ or ‘h’ for help. Type ‘c’ to clear the buffer. mysql>Once logged in, you can select a database or begin carrying out otheradministrative tasks. To save some time you can pass the desireddatabase along on the command line when logging in: DZone, Inc. |
  • 5. 4 Essential Admin for MySQL 5.5 Altering a Table You can add, delete, and modify table columns using the ALTER Be sure to specify the database name and include the IDENTIFIED Structure TABLE command. Hot BY clause when creating new users! Neglecting to include this information will grant this user global privileges and create a user Tip - To add a column to an existing table: mysql>ALTER TABLE table_name ADD COLUMN column_name lacking a password, respectively! ->column_type column_type_attributes; - To add a column to the end of the previously created authors table: mysql>ALTER TABLE authors ADD COLUMN telephone ->VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL; Deleting a User Account You can delete a user using two methods. The method you choose is dependent on the - To add a column at a specific location, use the AFTER clause: context of “delete”. To remove all user privileges but not entirely remove the user from mysql>ALTER TABLE authors ADD COLUMN telephone the system (for instance, if you needed to temporarily disable account access), use the ->VARCHAR(20) NOT NULL AFTER name; REVOKE command: - To delete a column: mysql>REVOKE ALL PRIVILEGES FROM ‘jason’@’’; mysql>ALTER TABLE table_name DROP COLUMN column_name; To completely remove a user from the system, revoking all privileges and erasing the - To modify an existing column: user account, use the DROP USER command: mysql>ALTER TABLE table_name CHANGE COLUMN column_name ->column_name column_type column_type_attributes; mysql>DROP USER ‘jason’@’’; Changing a Password Deleting a Table To delete a table, use the DROP TABLE command: To change a user’s password, use the SET PASSWORD command. For instance, to mysql>DROP TABLE table_name; change the password of the previously created jason account: Renaming a To rename a table, use the ALTER TABLE command with the mysql>SET PASSWORD FOR ‘jason’@’’ = PASSWORD(‘supersecret’); Table RENAME clause: mysql>ALTER TABLE table_name RENAME new_table_name; Granting Privileges To grant additional privileges, use the GRANT command in precisely the same manner as it was used to create a user; MySQL will recognize the user’s existence and just modify the user’s privileges accordingly. For instance, to add the DELETE privilege to the MANAGING USERS previously created user jason@ mysql>GRANT DELETE ON dzone.* TO ‘jason’@’’;MySQL offers a powerful security model capable of controlling practicallyevery conceivable action. These actions range from which databases, Revoking Privilegestables, and even columns a user is allowed to access to which commandsa user can execute and even how many queries a user can execute in an To revoke privileges, use the REVOKE command. For instance, to remove the DELETE and UPDATE privileges from the previously created user jason@ This model works in a two-step sequence: mysql>REVOKE DELETE, UPDATE FROM ‘jason’@’’; Step 1. The user’is provided host, username, and password are examined. Authentication If a match is made within MySQLs privilege tables, the user is Granting Table- and Column-specific Privileges authorized. Otherwise, the user’s connection attempt is denied. MySQL administrators can also control user privileges at the table and column level using the GRANT and REVOKE commands. For instance, to grant user Step 2. Once authenticated, the user’s submitted command is examined jason@ INSERT and SELECT privileges on the dzone database’s Authorization and compared against the user’s defined privileges, also found in timesheets table: MySQLs privilege tables. If the user has sufficient privileges, the command is executed, otherwise it is denied. mysql>GRANT INSERT ON dzone.timesheets TO ‘jason’@’’; However, particularly security-minded administrators can prevent users from potentially modifying or selecting any column but the hours column found in the timesheets table:Although covering the nuances surrounding MySQL’s privilege tables isbeyond the scope of this document, the remainder of this section should mysql>GRANT INSERT (hours), SELECT (hours) ON dzone.timesheetsgive you ample reminders regarding commonplace tasks. You are, however, ->TO ‘jason’@’’;encouraged to carefully review the privilege table documentation foundin the MySQL manual (, as it’s easy to make amistake when using this powerful feature. Renaming Users To rename an existing user, use the RENAME USER command: MySQL 5.5.7 added pluggable authentication, allowing Hot administrators to create and install plugins, which can authenticate mysql>RENAME USER ‘jason’@’’ TO ‘wjg’@’’; users using a wide variety of new methods and repositories. Tip KEY SQL TASKS Creating a New User Account While executing standard SQL statements is likely old hat for most users, New user accounts can be created in a variety of ways. However, the easiest and most it may be more difficult to recall the syntax pertinent to some of MySQL’s error-proof way is through the GRANT command. The general structure looks like this: relatively new SQL features, namely Stored Routines, Views, and Triggers. This section serves as a refresher for these features’ basic syntax. mysql>GRANT privilege1, privilege2, privilegeN ON database_name.* ->TO ‘username’@’host’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘password’; Stored Routines The following command will create a new user named jason, granting SELECT, INSERT, MySQL collectively refers to stored procedures and stored functions as and UPDATE privileges to all tables found in the dzone database when connecting from stored routines. Stored procedures are executed using the CALL statement and when providing the password secret: and can return values as MySQL variables, whereas stored functions can mysql>GRANT SELECT, INSERT, UPDATE ON dzone.* be called directly from within a MySQL like any other standard MySQL ->TO ‘jason’@’’ IDENTIFIED BY ‘secret’; function.Although hardly recommended due to security purposes, it is possible to In this section, a brief refresher is provided regarding managing what isgrant a user all privileges on all databases. 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  • 6. 5 Essential Admin for MySQL 5.5 Creating a Stored Function Deleting a View A stored function is created using the CREATE FUNCTION command. A simple example To delete a view, use the DROP VIEW statement: follows: mysql>DROP VIEW author_view; mysql>DELIMITER $$ mysql>CREATE FUNCTION calculate_bonus ->(employee_id INTEGER) RETURNS DECIMAL(5,2) Triggers ->BEGIN Triggers are automatically activated in accordance with a specific table- ->DECLARE article_count INTEGER; related event. They’re particularly useful for automating table updates ->DECLARE bonus DECIMAL(10,2); which should occur when another table is modified in some way. ->SELECT count(id) AS article_count FROM articles ->WHERE author_id = employee_id; Creating a Trigger ->SET bonus = article_count * 10; ->RETURN bonus; To create a trigger, use the CREATE TRIGGER command, passing the trigger actions into ->END; the command body. For instance, the following trigger will increment category’s article ->$$ counter each time a new article of that specific category is added to the database: mysql>DELIMITER ; mysql>DELIMITER $$ Once created, you can call calculate_bonus() from within a query: mysql>CREATE TRIGGER article_counter ->AFTER INSERT ON articles mysql>SELECT name, phone, calculate_bonus(id) FROM authors; ->FOR EACH ROW BEGIN ->UPDATE categories SET counter = counter + 1 WHERE id = NEW.category_id; ->END; Stored procedures and functions support complex logical syntax ->$$ Hot features, including conditionals and looping statements. mysql>DELIMITER ; Tip Modifying a Trigger You currently cannot modify an existing trigger from within the mysql client. Instead, you should delete the existing trigger and create it anew with the desired changes incorporated. Altering a Stored Function To modify an existing function, use the ALTER FUNCTION command: Deleting a Trigger mysql>DELIMITER $$ To delete a trigger, execute the DROP TRIGGER command: mysql>ALTER FUNCTION calculate_bonus ->MODIFIED FUNCTION BODY... mysql>DROP TRIGGER pay_author; ->$$ mysql>DELIMITER $$ Deleting a Stored Function PERFORMING BACKUPS To delete a stored function, use the DROP FUNCTION command: Performing regular backups is an essential part of even the smallest mysql>DROP FUNCTION calculate_bonus; database project. Fortunately, MySQL makes this very easy by offering several backup solutions.ViewsViews can greatly simplify the execution and management of an otherwise Copying Filescomplex query by assigning an alias to it, allowing the developers to If your tables use the MyISAM storage engine, you can back up theexecute the query by its alias rather than repeatedly entering the query in database simply by copying the files used to store the tables and data.its entirety. To do so consistently, you’ll either want to stop the MySQL server before copying the files or first execute the LOCK TABLES command (only a read lock is required), followed by FLUSH TABLES. Once executed, copy the files; Creating a View and when the copy is complete, execute UNLOCK TABLES. Views are created using the CREATE VIEW command. For instance: mysql>CREATE VIEW author_view AS Creating Delimited Backups ->SELECT name, e-mail, phone FROM authors ORDER BY email ASC; To back up the table data in delimited format, use the SELECT INTO OUTFILE command. For instance, to back up the authors table used in You can then execute the view like so: previous examples, execute: mysql>SELECT * FROM author_view; mysql>SELECT * INTO OUTFILE ‘authors090308.sql’ FROM authors Passing Query Parameters You can pass parameters to a view like you would any typical query. For instance, to Using mysqldump retrieve only information about the author with the e-mail address The mysqldump client is particularly convenient because it can backup mysql>SELECT * FROM author_view WHERE email = “”; databases of all storage engine types, InnoDB included, not to mention that it automatically takes care of important details such as locking the tables Viewing a View during the backup. You can examine the columns retrieved by the view using the DESCRIBE statement: The mysqldump client supports an enormous number of options, and it is mysql>DESCRIBE author_view; recommended you take some time to review them in the MySQL manual. However, this section will give you enough to at least remind you of what’s To view the view syntax, use SHOW CREATE VIEW: required to perform a variety of different backups. mysql>SHOW CREATE VIEW author_view; Backing up a Specific Database Modifying a View To back up a single database, just pass the database name to the mysqldump client, To modify a view, use the ALTER VIEW statement: piping the output to a text file: mysql>ALTER VIEW author_view AS %>mysqldump [options] database_name > backup0903.sql ->SELECT name, phone FROM authors ORDER BY phone; DZone, Inc. |
  • 7. 6 Essential Admin for MySQL 5.5 Of course, you’ll require proper permissions to execute mysqldump in conjunction with To back up the dzone database to a directory located at /home/jason/backups using a specific database (namely the SELECT and LOCK privileges). Therefore, you’ll typically mysqlhotcopy, execute: also need to pass along your username and password. In this case, this command typically looks similar to: %>mysqlhotcopy -u root -p dzone /home/jason/backups %>mysqldump -u root -p database_name > backup0903.sql To copy multiple databases, just string each database name together: %>mysqlhotcopy -u root -p dzone wjgilmore /home/jason/backups Backing Up Specific Tables To back up specific tables, you’ll need to identify the database, followed by each specific Like mysqldump, mysqlhotcopy offers an enormous number of options, so table name you’d like to back up: be sure to review the MySQL manual ( to learn %>mysqldump [options] database_name table_name [table_name2...] > backupfile.sql all that’s available. Backing Up All Databases MySQL 5.6 Features At the time this refcard was revised, the MySQL team was hard at work To back up all databases, pass the --all-databases option: on MySQL 5.6. Notable 5.6 features include performance and support %>mysqldump [options] --all-databases > backupfile.sql enhancements to the InnoDB storage engine (version 1.2 is supported in MySQL 5.6), which became the default storage engine as of MySQL 5.5.5. Notably, a wealth of new information regarding InnoDB optimization and performance statistics is made available via both the INFORMATION_ MySQL’s replication features make it possible to maintain a SCHEMA and server logs. Hot consistently synchronized version of the live database. Replication is out of the scope of this reference card, but be sure to visit the Another interesting addition is a memcached API, which can directly Tip MySQL documentation ( if replication is access the native InnoDB API. This opens up the possibility of using high- more suitable to your needs. performance NoSQL access methods for simple queries, bypassing the intensive overhead otherwise required for tasks such as query parsing. Using mysqlhotcopy If you’re interested in testing out version 5.6, head over to http://labs.mysql. If all of your backup tables use the MyISAM storage engine and you’re able com/ and download the latest version. to log into the server where the tables are stored, the mysqlhotcopy might be the ideal solution due to its speed advantages. ABOUT THE AUTHOR RECOMMENDED BOOK Jason Gilmore is founder of W.J. Gilmore, LLC, a Beginning PHP and MySQL, Fourth Edition is the Columbus, Ohio-based publishing, training, and definitive book on the PHP language and MySQL consulting firm. Jason is a prolific contributor to a database. Essentially three books in one, this book number of leading publications such as Developer. provides readers with comprehensivge introductions com, PHPBuilder, and TechTarget, with more than 200 of both technologies in addition to in-depth instruction articles to his credit. He’s cofounder of the CodeMash regarding using these two powerful technologies in conference (, a non-profit unison to build dynamic web sites. See http://www. organization charged with organizing the annual for more information! namesake event. BUY HERE Browse our collection of over 150 Free Cheat Sheets Upcoming Refcardz HTTP Free PDF PHP 5.4 Modularity Patterns MongoDB DZone, Inc. 150 Preston Executive Dr. Suite 201 Cary, NC 27513DZone communities deliver over 6 million pages each month to 888.678.0399more than 3.3 million software developers, architects and decision 919.678.0300makers. DZone offers something for everyone, including news, Refcardz Feedback Welcome $7.95tutorials, cheat sheets, blogs, feature articles, source code and more.“"DZone is a developers dream",” says PC Magazine. refcardz@dzone.comCopyright © 2012 DZone, Inc. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval Sponsorship Opportunitiessystem, or transmitted, in any form or by means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, or otherwise, without prior Version 1.0written permission of the publisher.