MariaDB is an enhanced, drop-in replacement for MySQL. This charm takes a binary tar.gz distribution of MariaDB and deploys it on an Ubuntu system.
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MariaDB strives to be the logical choice for database professionals looking for a robust, scalable, and reliable SQL server. To accomplish this, the MariaDB Foundation works closely and cooperatively with the larger community of users and developers in the true spirit of Free and open source software, and release software in a manner that balances predictability with reliability.
This charm deploys MariaDB using binary tar.gz files but uses the same charm structure as the MySQL charm for the sake of compatability.
To deploy a MySQL service:
juju deploy mariadb
NOTE: For quicker transfers of the MariaDB tar.gz and sha1sum files, create a directory called "files" under the mariadb/ charm directory and download the correct files for your CPU architechture ahead of time. Look in the hooks/install file for what the current correct files are.
The files can be downloaded from: http://bb01.mariadb.net/10.0/
Once deployed, you can retrive the MySQL root user password by logging in to
the machine via
juju ssh and reading the
To log in as root MySQL User at the MySQL console you can issue the following:
juju ssh mariadb/0 mysql -u root -p$(sudo cat /var/lib/mysql/mysql.passwd)
Scale Out Usage
MySQL supports the ability to replicate databases to slave instances. This allows you, for example, to load balance read queries across multiple slaves or use a slave to perform backups, all whilst not impeding the master's performance.
To deploy a slave:
# deploy second service juju deploy mariadb mariadb-slave # add master to slave relation juju add-relation mariadb:master mariadb-slave:slave
Any changes to the master are reflected on the slave.
Any queries that modify the database(s) should be applied to the master only. The slave should be treated strictly as read only.
You can add further slaves with:
juju add-unit mariadb-slave
You can tweak various options to optimize your MariaDB deployment:
max-connections - Maximum connections allowed to server or '-1' for default.
preferred-storage-engine - A comma separated list of storage engines to optimize for. First in the list is marked as default storage engine. 'InnoDB' or 'MyISAM' are acceptable values.
tuning-level - Specify 'safest', 'fast' or 'unsafe' to choose required transaction safety. This option determines the flush value for innodb commit and binary logs. Specify 'safest' for full ACID compliance. 'fast' relaxes the compliance for performance and 'unsafe' will remove most restrictions.
dataset-size - Memory allocation for all caches (InnoDB buffer pool, MyISAM key, query). Suffix value with 'K', 'M', 'G' or 'T' to indicate unit of kilobyte, megabyte, gigabyte or terabyte respectively. Suffix value with '%' to use percentage of machine's total memory.
query-cache-type - Specify 'ON', 'DEMAND' or 'OFF' to turn query cache on, selectively (dependent on queries) or off.
query-cache-size - Size of query cache (no. of bytes) or '-1' to use 20% of memory allocation.
Each of these can be applied by running:
juju set <service> <option>=<value>
juju set mariadb preferred-storage-engine=InnoDB juju set mariadb dataset-size=50% juju set mariadb query-cache-type=ON juju set mariadb query-cache-size=-1
MariaDB Contact Information
- (string) If binlogging is enabled, this is the format that will be used. Ignored when tuning-level == fast.
- (int) Default block storage size to create when setting up MySQL block storage. This value should be specified in GB (e.g. 100 not 100GB).
- (int) This value dictates the number of replicas ceph must make of any object it stores within the mysql rbd pool. Of course, this only applies if using Ceph as a backend store. Note that once the mysql rbd pool has been created, changing this value will not have any effect (although it can be changed in ceph by manually configuring your ceph cluster).
- (string) How much data do you want to keep in memory in the database. This will be used to tune settings in the database server appropriately. Any more specific settings will override these defaults though. This currently sets innodb_buffer_pool_size or key_cache_size depending on the setting in preferred-storage-engine. If query-cache-type is set to 'ON' or 'DEMAND' 20% of this is given to query-cache-size. Suffix this value with 'K','M','G', or 'T' to get the relevant kilo/mega/etc. bytes. If suffixed with %, one will get that percentage of RAM devoted to dataset and (if enabled) query cache.
- (string) Default network interface on which HA cluster will bind to communication with the other members of the HA Cluster.
- (int) Default multicast port number that will be used to communicate between HA Cluster nodes.
- (int) Maximum connections to allow. -1 means use the server's compiled in default.
- (string) Tune the server for usage of this storage engine. Other possible value is MyISAM. Comma separated will cause settings to split resources evenly among given engines.
- (int) Override the computed version from dataset-size. Still works if query-cache-type is "OFF" since sessions can override the cache type setting on their own.
- (string) Query cache is usually a good idea, but can hurt concurrency. Valid values are "OFF", "ON", or "DEMAND". http://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.1/en/server-system-variables.html#sysvar_query_cache_type
- (string) The name that will be used to create the Ceph's RBD image with. If the image name exists in Ceph, it will be re-used and the data will be overwritten.
- (string) Valid values are 'safest', 'fast', and 'unsafe'. If set to safest, all settings are tuned to have maximum safety at the cost of performance. Fast will turn off most controls, but may lose data on crashes. unsafe will turn off all protections.
- (string) Virtual IP to use to front mariadb in ha configuration
- (int) Netmask that will be used for the Virtual IP
- (string) Network Interface where to place the Virtual IP