MySQL Administrator is a powerful visual administration console that enables you to easily administer your MySQL environment and gain significantly better visibility into how your databases are operating. MySQL Administrator now integrates database management and maintenance into a single, seamless environment, with a clear and intuitive graphical user interface. By using MySQL Administrator you will be able to:
*View screenshot Achieve higher database availability through improved management
*Reduce errors through visual database administration
*Lower database administration costs through improved productivity
*Deliver a more secure environment through easier privilege management
On the 1st December, 2004, MySQL AB released a new version of MySQL Administrator (version 1.0.17). I had not previously used this tool, but with some time on my hands and the work crisis averted thanks to the installation of our new database
server. Once installed, open MySQL Administrator and it will ask for a connection. Enter your login details (the server can be remote or local - connecting remotely disables some of the features, though many will not be running GTK on their lean and mean database servers, so local installation may not be an option). Your server connection can be saved under Tools/Save current connection. Once connected, navigation is simple - there is a sidebar with various main sections, and options within these. These are the sidebar options.
* Server Information: High-level overview with information about the user, host, port, MySQL client and server versions, and general client and server information.
*Service Control: Only available when you are connecting to a database server on the local host, this allows you to start and stop the MySQL server, and configure the MySQL service (on Windows).
to Mysql Administrator
MySQL Administrator is a program for performing administrative operations, such as configuring, monitoring and starting and stopping a MySQL server, managing users and connections, performing backups, and a number of other administrative tasks.
Most tasks can be performed using a command-line client such as mysqladmin, or mysql, but MySQL Administrator has the following advantages:
*Its graphical user interface makes it more intuitive.
*It provides a better overview of the settings that are crucial for the performance, reliability, and security of your MySQL servers.
*It displays performance indicators graphically, thus making it easier to determine and tune server settings.
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MySQL Administrator is a powerful visual administration console that enables you to easily administer your MySQL environment and gain significantly better visibility into how your databases are operating.
MySQL Administrator now integrates database management and maintenance into a single, seamless environment, with a clear and intuitive graphical user interface.
By using MySQL Administrator you will be able to:
* Achieve higher database availability through improved management
* Reduce errors through visual database administration
* Lower database administration costs through improved productivity
* Deliver a more secure environment through easier privilege management
MySQL Administrator's Guide
If you are not already one of the 4 million plus users of the MySQL database, you will want to become one after reading this book. MySQL Administrator's Guide is the official guide to installing, administering and working with MySQL 5.0 and MySQL databases. Starting with the basics, you will learn to store, manage and retrieve data in a MySQL database and to eventually manipulate the code behind MySQL 5.0 to customize your database. With the clear examples and tips provided in this comprehensive learning guide, you can become a MySQL expert in no time.
With more than 4 million active installations, MySQL is the world's most popular open-source database. Known for its speed, high reliability, and ease of use, MySQL is rapidly becoming a low-cost alternative to high-priced, high-maintenance database systems from Oracle, IMB and Microsoft-and it already has more users than any of these more established proprietary databases.
MySQl Administrator Best Practices
Database administration serves a number of important functions from improving the performance of your database to avoiding a disaster that would result in lost data or costly system downtime. This article will describe some of the fundamental tools and practices programmers, as well as DBAs and SysAdmins, can use with the powerful new MySQL Administrator tool to ensure a healthy database environment.
For programmers less familiar with the administration functions, their responsibility must also cover the following areas:
*Optimizing the server for performance which includes, space management, monitoring
memory usage, and diagnosing problems. * Administering the server on a daily basis to ensure server availability and the ongoing health of the system.
* Disaster prevention and recovery including creating consistent backups and restoring databases in case of network, application, or hardware failure.
For many MySQL developers, database administration is something that they know little about and, as a result, they avoid. To make MySQL administrative tasks easier, MySQL AB has developed a new graphical user interface to the MySQL server. It's called simply and appropriately, "MySQL Administrator". This application was first released to the public earlier this year, but as it had a few bugs that kept causing it to crash on my systems, I've waited to review it. Recently, though, MySQL AB has released a version that is fairly stable; there are still some things to be worked out, but it's now very usable and
dependable. A copy of MySQL Administrator can be downloaded for free from one of MySQL AB's mirror sites. There are Linux- and Microsoft Windows-compatible versions available. However, MySQL Administrator only works on version 4.0 or higher of MySQL, so to use it you may need to upgrade. Since there's so much more that you can do with the newer versions of MySQL, I recommend that you look into it. Just do a little testing of your queries and API scripts before finalizing an upgrade.