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How to Install MySQL Enterprise Server 5.7 on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7

If you have already Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7 (RHEL 7) or CentOS 7 in use you probably found out, that it is not that easy to install MySQL Enterprise Server because there are already pre-installed MariaDB 5.5 libraries:

FromDual Backup and Recovery Manager (fromdual_brman) installation guide

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Introduction

The FromDual Backup an Recovery Manager (fromdual_brman) for MySQL and MariaDB is an easy to use Command Line Interface (CLI) for MySQL and MariaDB backups.
Its main purpose is to eas the many difficult ways of doing MySQL backups.

How to use the fromdual_brman you can find here: Backup Manager for MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server (fromdual_bman).

Prerequisites

None.

fpmmm installation guide

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Introduction

fpmmm is the FromDual Performance Monitor for MySQL and MariaDB and the counterpart to the MySQL Enterprise Monitor from Oracle.

With fpmmm you can monitor your MySQL/MariaDB databases and also your database hosts (machines). fpmmm works on Linux and should also work on Mac OSX (and possibly some other *BSD derivatives). Windows support is planned for the next major release.

Ugly way to install MySQL Galera Cluster 5.6 on Ubuntu 14.04

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I wanted to install MySQL Galera Cluster 5.6 on the new Ubuntu 14.04 with provided packages. It was a bit tricky to make it work.

apt-get update
apt-get install mysql-server   # this is still 5.5
# from universe
apt-get install mysql-server-5.6 mysql-client-5.6 mysql-client-core-5.6

So far so good. Everything works fine as MySQL 5.6.

Now we have to download Galera 5.6 from Coderships website:

Installation guide for the Performance Monitor for MySQL

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Important: For installing the new PHP version of mpm called FromDual Performance Monitor for MySQL and Mariadb (fpmmm) please look at the fpmmm Installation Guide.

I prefer MySQL binary tar balls with Galera...

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In my set-ups I have different MySQL versions (MySQL 5.0, 5.1, 5.5 and 5.6, Percona Server 13.1 and 24.0, MariaDB 5.2.10, 5.3.3, Galera 1.0, 1.1 and 2.0) running in parallel at the same time.

MySQL out in the wild

One of our partners recently asked me on what platforms do we usually see MySQL installed out there...

The last 5 years I gave the answer: Typically it is 80% Linux, 10% Windows, 5% Solaris and 5% all others. But this was only the picture of my limited view and I was not sure how objective this was.

This time I really wanted to know it and so I collected the information of about 570 MySQL installations of customers.

The following numbers came out:

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