Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Maatkit: A great MySQL toolbox

What is Maatkit? (copied verbatim from its website)
Maatkit makes MySQL easier and safer to manage. It provides simple, predictable ways to do things you cannot otherwise do. It would be nice if these features were included with MySQL, but they are not. That's why Maatkit is now shipping by default with many GNU/Linux distributions such as Debian and CentOS. Unfortunately, it isn't included in Mandriva repo. In that case, we can download it here or read here for more ways to download it.

You can use Maatkit to prove replication is working correctly, fix corrupted data, automate repetitive tasks, speed up your servers, and much, much more.

Maatkit is sponsored by Percona, who releases it under the GPL and offers paid support and sponsorship of new features. Maatkit is hosted on Google Code and free support is available in the Maatkit Discuss Google Group.

What can Maatkit do and more can be read on the website.

Jeremy Zawodny highlights a few of his favorite utilities here.

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