FOSDEM '08 is a free and non-commercial event organised by the community, for the community. Its goal is to provide Free and Open Source developers a place to meet.


Schedule: Drupal and MySQL High Availability

Kris Buytaert
Day Sunday
Room H.1302
Start time 17:00
End time 17:45
Duration 00:45
Event type Podium
Track Drupal
Language English
Drupal and MySQL High Availability

If you are lucky, one day your Drupal installment will need more than one database to handle the load your users generate. Or your installment will become so critical you can't afford your database to be down.

Lots of people use MySQL as the backend for their Drupal setup. This session will introduce you to the different methods of making MySQL High Available as well as the pitfalls in those methods. Amongst the alternatives we'll discuss MySQL Cluster, and how to integrate it with your environment so that not only the data stays available but also your MySQL Daemon.

As of 5.1 MySQL got a new feature called disk based cluster, however not all tables can benefit from it. We'll have a closer look where it can help Drupal.