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FromDual is looking for professional, enthusiastic and experienced people who:
- Know MySQL, Percona Server or MariaDB extensively
- Are Familiar with the open source eco-system
- Know how to operate database systems, as a DBA or a DevOps
- Understand what can go wrong in operating a database
- Are happy to work autonomously, remotely and to communicate with IRC, Skype, Mail and Phone
- Are comfortable on Linux systems
- Are team players, keen to contribute to the growth of the company
- Are Comfortable dealing direct with clients and
- Look for new challenges
We are looking for full-time MySQL support engineers (female or male) to primarily take care of our MySQL support services and help our customers operating their MySQL databases (remote-DBA and emergency interventions).
You are well trained and have good experience in:
- Operating critical highly available MySQL production databases mostly on Linux.
- Running MySQL-Replication in all variants is your daily business.
- The working of the most used MySQL HA set-up's and how to fix them efficiently if problems occur. (If you are already experienced in running Galera Cluster this would be a plus!
- Open Source Technologies (LAMP stack, etc.)
- Bash scripting and you can do some simple programs in at least one popular programming/scripting language (Perl, PHP, ...).
You will be in direct contact with the customers and you need good antennae to listen to them, know how to respond and get the answers to their real problems. You also have to be proactive when something goes wrong and direct the customer back to the right track.
You need to have good communication skills and be an active team player.
To fulfil your job you have to work in European Time Zones. You can organize your working time flexible within certain ranges. Participating in the on call duty is expected. FromDual is a completely virtual company and relocation is not needed (home office). Good English verbally and in writing is a must. Most of our current customers speak German and having German skills is a plus.
Beside being our support engineer we expect you to improve your knowledge and skills and to contribute to improving our monitoring solution, our database controlling solution and our other tools. Further, we expect that you write regular technical articles and give help wherever it is needed or requested...
You should be prepared to work, think and act autonomously most of the time and to teach yourself (using Google, MySQL documentation, testing etc.). If you are ever stuck, your colleagues at FromDual will assist you.
If you need somebody holding your hand all the time, FromDual is not a good choice for you.Who is FromDual?
FromDual is the leading independent and professional MySQL database consulting and service company in Europe with its Headquarters in Switzerland.
Our customers are mostly located in Europe and range from small start-up companies to some of the top-500 companies of Europe.
You will be joining us at an exciting time. We are growing and we need like-minded people to grow with us, individually and collectively. As our horizons expand, we need our team to expand in its skills, knowledge and expertise.
Applying to join FromDual could be the best decision you make.How to continue
If you are interested in this opportunity and if you feel you are a good "fit" (we know that there will not be a 100% match!) we would be glad to hear from you.
Please send your true CV with your salary expectation and a list of your open source involvements, blog articles, slides, tweets etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org. If you want to know more about this job opportunity or if you want to speak with me, please call me at +41 79 830 09 33 (Oli Sennhauser, CTO). Only candidates, NO head hunters please!
After we received and screened your CV we will invite you to prove your technical skills by taking an exam in operating MySQL. If you pass the exam you will be invited for the final interviews.
This job opportunity is open until May 31st 2013.
Switching from MySQL/MyISAM to Galera Cluster requires that all tables (except those from the mysql, information_schema and performance_schema) are using the InnoDB Storage Engine.
For altering the Storage Engine of the tables we wrote a script (alter_engine.pl) long time ago already. Because we have made many of those switches recently we have extended its functionality.New features
- Recognizes VIEW's and does NOT try to alter their Storage Engine (bug).
- Script is MySQL version aware. Complain if too old MySQL version is used.
- Find tables without a Primary Key.
- Check for too long InnoDB Primary Keys
- Check for FULLTEXT indexes in MySQL 5.1 and 5.5 and write a note if version is older.
From time to time some maintenance work on the MySQL database has to be done. During the maintenance window we do not want to have application traffic on the database.
Sometimes it is hard to shut down all applications spread over the whole company. Or we want to allow only some specific hosts to access mysql from remote (for example the monitoring system or the backup server).
For this purpose we can use the Linux packet filtering.
To see what packet filtering rules are available we can run the following command:iptables -L INPUT -v
To close the MySQL port on all interfaces we use:iptables -A INPUT -p tcp --dport mysql -j DROP
and to open the MySQL port again after the maintenance window:iptables -D INPUT -p tcp --dport mysql -j DROP
With the -i option we can restrict the rule to a specific interface for example eth0 and with the option -s we can specify a specific source only. Or with a ! -s we can implement an inverse rule (all but).
A while ago it was pretty inconvenient to start a complete Galera Cluster from scratch. Rolling restart an such things are already working well but bootstrapping was a pain.
With Galera v2.2 new functionality came in. We tried it out and it did not work as documented. :-( Thanks to Teemu's help we found there was a documentation bug in the Galera documentation.
The settings which were working for us are:wsrep_cluster_address = "gcomm://192.168.1.2,192.168.1.3?pc.wait_prim=no"
And when all 3 nodes of the Galera Cluster are started and ready to join you can run:SET GLOBAL wsrep_provider_options="pc.boostrap=1";
I hope we can go life on Thursday with the new Telco VoIP Cluster for 2500 employees...
Have fun and enjoy an even better Galera Cluster for MySQL!