Tag: Open Source


MySQL backups

(Ian Gilfillan) One of the most frequently requested topics for this column is, not surprisingly, backups. Not surprising because disks still fail, and developers still forget WHERE clauses and nuke entire tables. I am not ashamed to admit that I did just that a few days ago. Everyone destroys s


Transactions in MySQL

(Ian Gilfillan) What is a transaction? If you are asking this question, you are probably used to website databases, where most often it does not matter in which order you run transactions, and if one query fails, it has no impact on others. If you are updating some sort of content, often you will