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Live Backups of MySQL Using Replication

One of the difficulties with a large and active MySQL database is making clean backups without having to bring the server down. Otherwise, a backup may slow down the system and there may be inconsistency with data, since related tables may be changed while another is being backed up. Taking the server down will ensure consistency of data, but it means interruption of service to users. Sometimes this is necessary and unavoidable, but daily server outages for backing up data may be unacceptable. A simple alternative method to ensure reliable backups without having to shut down the server daily is to set up replication for MySQL.

Report: Linux Goes Offroading

  • LinuxPlanet (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 12:40 PM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
When most people think about mobile Linux, they're talking about laptops. When Paul Perrone, CEO of Perrone Robotics and CTO of Assured Technologies, talks about mobile Linux, he's talking about having Tux drive himself on a 175 road trip across the Nevada desert.

HP Ships More Than 1 Million Linux Servers

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 11:57 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP
HP today announced that it has set an industry-first milestone by shipping more than 1 million Linux servers to customers since 1998, 45 percent more than any other major hardware vendor.

Review: Anonymizer For Safe, Mobile Firefox Browsing

Anonymizer has morphed into a series of services that are comparatively simple, can be controlled from within Firefox and that protect your identity and data while no matter where you are, including hotspots. I tested the Firefox versions of Anonymizer's Total Privacy Suite, which integrate into the browser as toolbar items. These same applications, however,, also can be used as standalones.

Design a logo, win fame and prizes

The Open Source Academy, a United Kingdom government project designed to encourage the use of open source software in the public sector, needs a logo. In the spirit of open source community, the Academy launched a logo design competition today, and you don't have to be a professional graphics designer to enter.

Is Linux moving to HP's NonStop (formerly known as Tandem) platform?

  • Network World on Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 11:14 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: HP, Intel
While the loudest buzz in the operating system/hardware arena has been the news of Apple's jump to Intel CPUs, another story that may be of more interest to enterprise datacenter managers involves two completely different operating system/CPU platforms - Linux and HP's NonStop servers.

Open source ERP makes mark on small firms

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 10:31 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Open source ERP developers are ready to roll with ERP-on-Linux products designed specifically for SMBs. Open source ERP suites for SMBs include Compiere, OfBiz, TinyERP and ERP5.

Network Security Leader Astaro Introduces Version 6 of Astaro Security Linux

  • PR Newswire; By Press release (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 9:48 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Press Release
Unified Threat Management Software Provides Enhanced Features and Performance, Including Support for the Linux 2.6 Kernel

The MySQL 5.0 Beta Challenge

  • LinuxElectrons (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 9:05 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story; Groups: MySQL
To assist the MySQL 5.0 Quality Assurance process, MySQL is looking for as many users as possible to test 5.0 in general, and specifically key features such as stored procedures, views, triggers.

Pay to play with Microsoft's Indigo

Open source developers porting Microsoft's Indigo and Avalon subsystems for Windows to Linux or Unix will have to go through Microsoft before getting their hands on Windows APIs and protocols.

Interview: Axmark and Behlendorf on OSS for India

  • NewsForge (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 7:30 AM EDT)
  • Groups: MySQL; Story Type: Interview
The Free Software Foundation (FSF) has a strong base here in India, and Richard Stallman has met the leaders of the country on more than one occasion. But with proprietary software businesses being so dominant and influential, all an average IT professional sees is a tug-of-war. We spoke with two open source business leaders -- David Axmark, co-founder of MySQL AB, and Brian Behlendorf, founder and CTO of CollabNet -- to understand the benefits of an open source IT economy for a country such as India.

Build Linux telecom enabled apps with Parlay X APIs

IBMs multi-platform telecom web services toolkit is an integrated development environment for Telecom-enabled applications through Web Services for WSAD. This enables any ISV or Web developer without specialized telecom knowledge to easily build telecom-enabled applications.

LiveCD Boot Benchmarks: Round 1, Popular LiveCDs

One of the most obvious differences between a LiveCD and an operating system installed on a hard drive is the time it takes for the system to start. LiveCDs have the disadvantage of all CDs, easily being 15 times slower in both transfer and access speeds than standard hard drives. Even with this huge variation in speed, the average LiveCD does not take 15 times longer to boot than the same software installed to a hard drive. This article will provide an overview of the boot speeds of nine popular LiveCDs in several different configurations.

Open Source - Opens Doors

  • (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 6:12 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
Early in my GIS career, I wanted to produce digital maps at home. Of course, I couldn't use tools I had access to at work due to licensing and cost restrictions. This led me to investigate open source GIS and mapping alternatives. I dove in and never looked back.

Scalix CEO sizes up e-mail market

  • Search Enterprise Linux (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 5:51 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: Interview readers have lots of questions about the various open source and Linux-based e-mail systems available today. To get some of them answers, we caught up with our resident open source messaging expert, Julie Hanna Farris, who is also the founding CEO of Linux messaging company Scalix Corp.

Schools Linux volunteers install ten laboratories in one day

  • Tectonic (Posted by dave on Jun 17, 2005 5:29 AM EDT)
  • Story Type: News Story
The Schools Linux User Group volunteers yesterday rolled out ten Linux-based laboratories. And they did this before midday.

Learning PHP and What's Open about Open source

If you're looking for an easy way to setup basic PHP script to work with MySQL, then take a look at this tutorial, which looks at the basics of building a PHP script, including syntax, HTML forms, and MySQL database connections.

Computing Our Liberty: June 2005

"We live in a time where the days of picking up a gun and starting a revolution are over, you don't need 100,000 people to take to the street for things to be "that bad", the wars are still taking place, battles being valiantly fought, yet they're done in court rooms and behind people's backs."

My Workstation OS: Kurumin Linux

One of the many myths surrounding Linux is the one about it being difficult for beginners used to Windows. One distribution that proves this is not so is Kurumin Linux, a small Brazilian Knoppix-based distro maintained by Carlos Morimoto, who has become a personality in the Brazilian Linux community. Because it is based on Knoppix, Kurumin offers solid hardware detection accuracy and works natively as a live CD, and it's much easier to install on a hard drive than Knoppix thanks to a set of installation scripts that alleviate a lot the pain in the process.

IBMer leaves to don Red Hat

A former senior manager from IBM's software group in Australia, Max McLaren, has been appointed general manager Australia and New Zealand of the Linux vendor. McLaren replaces Gus Robertson, who was recently promoted to an Asia-Pacific channels and alliances role.

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