MySQL performance tuning and optimization: optimize MySQL server and database

An System.Collections.Generic.KeyNotFoundException “The given key was not present in the dictionary” can be the result of using a too old MySQL Connector/NET version in your ASP.NET web application. A KeyNotFoundException is thrown when an operation attempts to retrieve an element from a collection using a key that does not exist in that collection. An unsupported character set like utf8mb4 can be such a key, if your Connector/NET doesn’t support this character set. Luckily there is an easy workaround for this.

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If you need to restore a single table from a full MySQL backup, you may find yourself wondering “how do I do that?”. There are a few steps required, I outline them here for you to restore the contents of just one table back into the database from the mysqldump using Bash.

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MySQL fix. Image via Flickr by Luis M. Gallardo D

Are you running into MySQL load problems? Learn how to tune MySQL servers for a heavy InnoDB workload, by configuring innodb_buffer_pool_instances. Dividing the InnoDB buffer pool into multiple instances improves Disk I/O. By doing so, you run your database and website more efficiently and faster. Here is a little help for you.

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Learn how to replace content in your MySQL database in bulk with MySQL REPLACE. Sometimes it’s useful to know how to bulk edit content in your WordPress MySQL database, using MySQL’s REPLACE() function. Here is how to string replace content in WordPress wp_posts table to bulk edit WordPress posts through MySQL.

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MySQL fix. Image via Flickr by Luis M. Gallardo D

Why MySQL indices are so important? Here at Vevida, we like to help our customers as much as possible. Even with optimizing a MySQL database when they don’t ask for it, or when a customer doesn’t know performance can be improved. For example by adding an index because we spotted a slow query in our slow-query log.

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In the earlier days of MySQL, the default storage engine for your database tables was “MyISAM”. InnoDB is the engine to use now, and MyISAM is no longer actively developed. Therefore all MySQL optimizations are for InnoDB, and it’s recommended to switch from MyISAM to this InnoDB storage engine for your MySQL database tables. Follow this tutorial on how to convert from MyISAM to InnoDB.

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High Performance MySQL

How to flush MySQL query_cache to prevent fragmentation of free query cache memory space? Here is a how to for unattended and automatically clearing MySQL’s query cache using a Linux cronjob. And I’ll show you how to on the mysql shell.

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De mysqlcheck client is a command line table maintenance program for MySQL. Mysqlcheck checks, repairs, optimizes, or analyzes MySQL tables. In this post I’ll show you how to use mysqlcheck to optimize all MySQL tables using a cronjob.

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Some web scripting languages, such as classic ASP, don’t have native string hashing functions – like MD5 or SHA1. This makes it quite difficult to hash or encrypt user supplied input, and to perform string comparison to compare hashes. Let’s make MySQL do the string comparison and hash calculations for us!

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