I have held the role of MySQL DBA for the last eight years. Prior to 2012, I was a Linux admin who worked with RHEL and CentOS. Today, I work for CVS as part of their Open Source team, specifically the lead engineer for MySQL/MariaDB.
Minimalist Tooling for MySQL/MariaDB DBAs
In my roles as a DBA at various companies, I generally found the tooling to be quite lacking. Everything from metrics collection, alerting, backup management; they were either missing, incomplete or implemented poorly. DBA-Tools was born from a desire to build backup tools that supported my needs in smaller/non-cloud environments. As BASH is easily the most common shell available out there on systems running MySQL® or MariaDB®, it was an easy choice.
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