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Here we capture some common actions

To install Mariadb (as a container) see below and


Check the transaction logs

Start the client and:

MariaDB [db_webqtl]> show binary logs;
| Log_name              | File_size |
| gn0-binary-log.000012 | 374532448 |
| gn0-binary-log.000013 | 933672549 |
| gn0-binary-log.000014 |  12774545 |
3 rows in set (0.001 sec)

To get a log

mysql -p -u webqtlout  db_webqtl -e "SHOW BINLOG EVENTS IN 'gn0-binary-log.000014';"

To get a log with some stuff filtered out try

mysql -p -u webqtlout db_webqtl -e "SHOW BINLOG EVENTS IN 'gn0-binary-log.000014';" -r -s |grep -v -e "Access\|GTID\|INSERT_ID\|COMMIT\|Temp\|lastlogin\|LITERA\|flush\|ROLLBACK"

Update MariaDB to the latest production database using borg recovery

The MariaDB instance needs to be periodically updated to the latest version of the database running on production. We do this by restoring backups of the production database into MariaDB database directory. Here's how.

Backups are managed using Borg as the ibackup user. First, become the ibackup user.

me@penguin2$ sudo -su ibackup

Borg expects the passphrase in an environment variable. Set it by sourcing this shell script.

ibackup@penguin2$ . /home/ibackup/.borg-pass

Change directory to /export/backup/tux01 and list the backup archives.

ibackup@penguin2:/export/backup/tux01$ /home/wrk/opt/borg/bin/borg list borg-tux01/

Stop the running mariadb-guix.service. Restore the latest backup archive and overwrite the existing database directory at /var/lib/mysql. Finally, restart the service. Note that /var/lib/mysql is actually a symbolic link to the real database directory at /export/mysql.


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