FastTrack to MariaDB Database Administration
 
 

FastTrack to MariaDB Database Administration

Course Code: MARDBAFT

Duration: 3 days

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FastTrack to MariaDB Database Administration Course Overview

This FastTrack to MariaDB Database Administration course is designed for Database Administrators who already have substantial experience in the administration of another relational database management system such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server.

The course provides practical experience in setting up and maintaining a MariaDB 10.3 database server, including backing up, recovery, configuration and tuning. This course is also suitable for users of 102 and 10.1.

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Using Client Programs for MySQL DBA work
  • Using MySQL Workbench
  • Obtaining metadata
  • Configuring the MariaDB Server
  • Install and configure the MariaDB Server and client programs
  • Administering and tuning a server
  • Upgrading a running server
  • Setting up character set support
  • Configuring log files and using them to monitor database activity
  • Interpreting error messages
  • Locking and transactions
  • Using different storage engines
  • Maintaining Tables
  • Implementing a backup strategy
  • Performing physical and logical backups of data
  • Administering users and privileges
  • Securing the Server from common security threats
  • Identify and Optimise poorly tuned queries
  • Tuning Tables and Indexes
  • Using the Event Scheduler
  • Creating partitioned tables
  • Setting up a simple replication topology

Who will the Course Benefit?

Database Administrators, Database Developers and Technical Consultants with substantial experience of an alternative relational database management system who now need to administer, monitor and support MariaDB 10,1 10,2 or 10.3 databases and servers.

Course Objectives

To provide the skills necessary to administer, monitor and support MariaDB databases and servers.

Requirements

Substantial experience of administering a relational database management system such as Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server is required. This course is not suitable for delegates who only have experience with databases such as Microsoft Access.

This course is run on a Linux operating system, a basic knowledge of UNIX/Linux is recommended but is not essential.

Course Notes

Delegates who are also considering attending this 3 Day FastTrack to MariaDB Database Administration course should note that fewer topics are covered on this course than in the MariaDB Database Administration course. This course is delivered at a much faster pace as delegates are assumed to already have substantial experience of administering other databases.

Follow-On Courses

Notes:
  • Course technical content is subject to change without notice.
  • Course content is structured as sessions, this does not strictly map to course timings. Concepts, content and practicals often span sessions.


 

Course Contents

FastTrack to MariaDB Database Administration Training Course

Course Introduction

  • Administration and Course Materials
  • Course Structure and Agenda
  • Delegate and Trainer Introductions

Session 1: THE SERVER, CLIENTS AND TOOLS

  • Introduction
  • The versions of MariaDB and MySQL
  • An Overview of MariaDB Architecture
  • MySQL Server
  • MySQL Tools
  • MySQL Admin
  • Exercises: Using Client Programs

Session 2: MYSQL WORKBENCH

  • Installation
  • Connecting
  • Screens
  • Exercises: Using MySQL Workbench

Session 3: OBTAINING METADATA

  • What is Metadata?
  • The mysqlshow Client Program
  • The SHOW and DESCRIBE Commands
  • The Information_Schema
  • Show Command and Information_Schema Differences
  • Exercises: Obtaining Information about MySQL

Session 4: MARIADB SERVER INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION

  • MySQL Distributions
  • Installing on Windows
  • Installing on Linux and UNIX
  • Starting and Stopping on Windows
  • Starting and Stopping on UNIX/Linux
  • Status Files
  • Upgrading the Server
  • Time Zone Tables
  • Exercises: Installing, stopping and starting

Session 5: CONFIGURING THE SERVER

  • MySQL Server Options and Variables
  • MySQL Status Variables
  • Configuring MariaDB Audit Plugin
  • Exercises: Configuring the Server

Session 6: SQL MODES, LOG FILES AND BINARY LOGGING

  • MySQL Error Messages
  • The SHOW Errors Statement
  • The SHOW Warnings Statement
  • SQL Modes
  • Note Messages
  • The PERROR Utility
  • The General Log
  • The Error Log
  • The Slow Query Log
  • The Binary Logs
  • Exercises: Interpreting Errors and Configuring the Logs

Session 7: MYSQL ARCHITECTURE

  • Client/Server Overview
  • Communication Protocols
  • The SQL Parser and Storage Engine Tiers
  • How MySQL Uses Disk Space
  • How MySQL Uses Memory
  • Exercises: Examining the Architecture

Session 8: TRANSACTIONS AND LOCKING

  • Locking Concepts
  • Explicit Table Locking
  • Advisory Locking
  • Exercises: Locking

FastTrack to MariaDB Database Administration Training Course

Session 9: THE INNODB ENGINE

  • Introduction
  • Features of Innodb
  • Transactions
  • Referential Integrity
  • Physical Characteristics of Innodb Tables
  • System Tablespace Configuration
  • Log File and Buffer Configuration
  • Innodb Status
  • Exercises Using the InnoDB Engine

Session 10: OTHER STORAGE ENGINES

  • MyISAM Engine
  • Merge Engine
  • Archive Engine
  • Memory Engine
  • Blackhole Engine
  • CSV Engine
  • The Spider Engine
  • The ColumnStore Engine
  • The MyRocks Engine
  • Mixing Storage Engines
  • Exercises: Storage Engine Performance

Session 11: TABLE MAINTENANCE

  • Table Maintenance Operations
  • Check Table
  • Repair Table
  • Analyze Table
  • Optimize Table
  • MariaDB Check
  • MyISAM Table Maintenance and Repair Utilities
  • Exercises: Maintaining Tables

Session 12: BACKUP AND RECOVERY

  • Designing a Backup and Recovery Strategy
  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Methods
  • Binary Backups of MYISAM Tables
  • Binary Backups of Innodb Tables
  • Recovery
  • Import and Export Operations
  • Exporting and Importing using SQL
  • Exporting from the Command Line using mysqldump
  • Importing from the Command Line using mysqlimport
  • Additional Backup Tools
  • Exercises: Backing Up and Recovery

Session 13: USER MANAGEMENT

  • Introduction
  • User Accounts
  • Creating Users
  • Renaming Users
  • Changing Passwords
  • Dropping Users
  • Granting Privileges
  • The User Table
  • Connection Validation
  • Exercises: Creating, Managing and Dropping Users

Session 14: PRIVILEGES

  • Introduction
  • Types of Privileges
  • Revoking Privileges
  • Resource Limits
  • The MySQL Database
  • The Show Grants Command
  • Exercises: Granting and Revoking Privileges

Session 15: SECURITY AND UPGRADING

  • Signs of Poor Security
  • Security Risks
  • Users, Operating System, File System and Network Security
  • Using SSL With MySQL
  • Remote Connecting to the MySQL Server Using SSH
  • Exercises: Securing the Server

Session 16: TUNING QUERIES

  • Tuning Overview
  • Identifying Candidates for Query Analysis
  • Using Explain to Analyze Queries
  • Meaning of Explain Output
  • Explain Extended
  • Exercises: Explaining and Tuning Queries

Session 17: TUNING AND INDEXES

  • Indexes for Performance
  • Creating and Dropping Indexes
  • Obtaining Index Metadata
  • Indexing Principles
  • Indexing and Joins
  • Fulltext Indexes
  • MyISAM Index Caching
  • Exercises: Creating and Using Indexes

FastTrack to MariaDB Database Administration Training Course

Session 18: TUNING AND TABLES

  • General Table Optimizations
  • Myisam Specific Optimizations
  • Innodb Specific Optimizations
  • Other Engine Specific Optimizations
  • Exercises: Tuning Tables

Session 19: TUNING THE SERVER

  • Status Variables
  • Server Variables
  • Performance Schema Overview
  • The Query Cache
  • Exercises: Tuning the Server

Session 20: THE EVENT SCHEDULER

  • Event scheduler concepts
  • Event scheduler configuration
  • Creating, altering and dropping events
  • Event scheduler monitoring
  • Events and privileges
  • Exercises: Using the event scheduler

Session 21: PARTITIONED TABLES

  • Partitioned tables concepts
  • Obtaining Partitioned Table Metadata
  • Types of Partitioning
  • Subpartitioning
  • Maintenance of partitioned tables
  • Exercises: Using partitioned tables

Session 22: OVERVIEW OF CLUSTERING AND PERFORMANCE

  • Advantages Performance Advantages of Clustering
  • Performance Issues and Clustering
  • The NDBCluster Engine
  • The Galera Cluster
  • The Percona XtraDB Cluster
  • MySQL InnoDB Cluster
  • The Federated Engine
  • The FederatedX Engine
  • Overview of Other High Availability Techniques
  • NOSQL and Mencached Overview

Session 23: OVERVIEW OF REPLICATION

  • Replication Overview
  • When To Use Replication
  • Testing Replication
  • Monitoring and Troubleshooting Replication
  • Files and Threads Involved in Replication
  • Excluding Databases or Tables From Replication
  • Complex Replication Topologies
  • Example: Setting Up a Master Slave Replication
  • Replication Using GTIDs
  • MySQL Replication Utilities
  • Controlled Switchover
  • Exercises: Setting Up and Testing Replication
 

FastTrack to MariaDB Database Administration

Duration: 3 days

RRP: £1,195.00 exc. VAT 


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