MariaDB Database Administration

Course Code: MARDBA

Duration: 5 days

 
 

MariaDB Database Administration Course Overview

This MariaDB Database Administration course is designed for MariaDB 10 Database Administrators who have a basic understanding of a MariaDB database and a good working knowledge of SQL commands.

The course provides an understanding of MariaDB Architecture and practical experience in setting up, configuring and maintaining a MariaDB server, and backing up and recovering data. This MariaDB Database Administration course also covers MySQL replication and its role in high availability and scalability.

Exercises and examples are used throughout the course to give practical hands-on experience with the techniques covered.

Versions supported 10.4, 10.3, 10.2 and 10.1.

Course Objectives

At the end of the MariaDB Database Administration course, delegates will have the knowledge to use all the features available to administer, monitor and support MariaDB databases and servers.

Who will the Course Benefit?

Database Administrators, Database Developers and Technical Consultants who need to setup, administer, monitor and support MariaDB databases and servers.

Skills Gained

The delegate will learn and acquire skills as follows:

  • Using Client Programs for MariaDB DBA work
  • Using Client Programs for MariaDB DBA work
  • Using GUI Tools
  • Obtaining metadata
  • Configuring the Server
  • Install and configure the MariaDB Server and client programs
  • Administer and tune 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
  • Table Maintenance
  • Implementing a backup strategy
  • Performing physical and logical backups of data
  • Administering Users and Privileges
  • Using the Event Scheduler
  • Configure simple replication topologies
  • Administer a replication topology

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
  • An Overview of MariaDB Architecture
  • MySQL Server
  • MySQL Client Connections
  • MySQL Client Programs
  • Mysql Command Line
  • Mysqladmin

Session 2: MYSQL WORKBENCH

  • Installation of MySQL Workbench
  • Connecting to MySQL Workbench
  • MySQL Workbench Screens

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 MariaDB

Session 4: CONFIGURE THE SERVER

  • Start and Stop the Server
  • Status Files
  • Time Zone Tables
  • An Overview of MySQL Storage Engines
  • MariaDB Server Options and Variables
  • MariaDB Status Variables
  • Configuring MariaDB Enterprise Audit

Session 5: SQL MODES, LOG FILES AND BINARY LOGGING

  • 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

MariaDB Database Administration Training Course

Session 6: MARIADB ARCHITECTURE

  • Communication Protocols used to connect a Client to the Server
  • The SQL Parser and Storage Engine Tiers
  • Installing and Uninstalling Plugins
  • How MariaDB Uses Disk Space
  • How MariaDB Uses Memory
  • Exercises: Examining the Architecture

Session 7: THE INNODB STORAGE ENGINE

  • Features of Innodb
  • Transactions and Referential Integrity
  • Physical Characteristics of Innodb Tables
  • The System Tablespace Configuration
  • File per Table Tablespace
  • Log File and Buffer Configuration
  • Undo Logs and Undo Tablespaces
  • Temporary Table Tablespaces
  • InnoDB Shutdown Options
  • InnoDB Status

Session 8: OTHER STORAGE ENGINES

  • Check Engine Usage
  • The MYISAM Engine
  • The Merge Engine
  • Other Engines: Archive, Aria, Memory, Blackhole, CSV
  • Mixing Storage Engines
  • Overview of the ColumnStore, MyRocks and Spider Engines

Session 9: TABLE MAINTENANCE

  • Table Maintenance Operations
  • Check Table
  • Repair Table
  • Analyze Table
  • Optimize Table
  • MySQL Check
  • MyISAM Table Maintenance and Repair Utilities

MariaDB Database Administration Training Course

Session 10: BACKUP AND RECOVERY

  • The Advantages and Disadvantages of Different Backup Methods
  • Overview of Backup Tools
  • Binary Backups of MYISAM Tables
  • Binary Backups of Innodb Tables
  • Performing Hot Backups
  • Performing 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

Session 11: USER MANAGEMENT

  • Introduction
  • User Accounts
  • Creating Users
  • Renaming Users
  • Change a User Password
  • Dropping Users
  • Granting Privileges
  • The User Table
  • Connection Validation
  • Password Validation Plugins

Session 12: PRIVILEGES

  • Types of Privileges
  • Granting Privileges
  • Revoking Privileges
  • Resource Limits
  • Resource Management
  • Role Management
  • The mysql Database
  • The Show Grants Command
  • Role management

MariaDB Database Administration Training Course

Session 13: TRANSACTIONS AND LOCKING

  • Locking Concepts
  • Levels of Locking
  • Implicit Table Locking with MyISAM and InnoDB
  • Explicit Table Locking
  • Advisory Locking
  • Monitoring Locks
  • Turning Autocommit on and off
  • Using Transaction Blocks
  • Handling Concurrency Problems and Deadlocks

Session 14: TUNING AND TABLES

  • General Table Optimizations
  • Myisam Specific Optimizations
  • Innodb Specific Optimizations
  • Other Engine Specific Optimizations

Session 15: TUNING THE SERVER

  • Status Variables
  • Server Variables
  • System Variables
  • Per Client Variables
  • Performance Schema Overview
  • The Query Cache

Session 16: THE EVENT SCHEDULER

  • Event scheduler concepts
  • Event scheduler configuration
  • Creating, altering and dropping events
  • Event scheduler monitoring
  • Events and privileges

Session 17: MARIADB SERVER INSTALLATION AND UPGRADE

  • Installing MariaDB on Linux and UNIX
  • Upgrade the MariaDB Server
  • Deployment Security
  • Database Server Access

MariaDB Database Administration Training Course

Session 18: OVERVIEW OF HIGH AVAILABILITY

  • High Availability Goals
  • High Availability Concepts
  • Design for High Availability
  • Definition of Availability
  • High Availability Terminology

Session 19: CONFIGURE MASTER SLAVE REPLICATION

  • Replication Overview
  • When to Use Replication
  • Disadvantages of Replication
  • Replication Architecture
  • Complex Replication Topologies
  • Testing Replication
  • Excluding Databases or Tables from Replication
  • Example: Setting Up a Master Slave Replication
  • Replication Using GTIDs
  • Controlled Switchover

Session 20: ADMINISTER A REPLICATION TOPOLOGY

  • Replication Files and Threads
  • Lagging Slave
  • Monitoring Replication
  • Troubleshooting Replication
  • Semi-synchronous Replication
  • Failover
  • Replication and Failover Utilities
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.

Requirements

A working knowledge of MariaDB is required. Delegates should have knowledge of relational database concepts; have knowledge of MySQL data types; be able run Queries using SQL; join tables and run basic DDL and DML statements. This can be gained by attendance on the Introduction to MariaDBcourse.

This course is run on a Linux operating system, a basic knowledge of Linux/UNIX is essential. This knowledge can be gained by attendance the Linux Introduction course.

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