Essential tools for monitoring and administrating MySQL Server

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The MySQL distribution provides several tools for database developers and administrators, but they don’t always work everywhere. Fortunately, the worldwide MySQL community has produced plenty of useful tools. Baron Schwartz surveys the possibilities and offers suggestions for what you should use.


At some point I have used most of these tools:

Tools to Monitor Queries and Transactions

=> mytop – Old but still good tool

=> innotop – MySQL and InnoDB monitor

=> phpmytop and ajaxmytop – Web-based monitoring tools (very good if you don’t have shell access).

Tools to Monitor a MySQL Server

=> mysqlreport – Easy to understand MySQL status report perl script

See list of Open Tools for MySQL Administrators list [].


Posted by: Vivek Gite

The author is the creator of nixCraft and a seasoned sysadmin, DevOps engineer, and a trainer for the Linux operating system/Unix shell scripting. Get the latest tutorials on SysAdmin, Linux/Unix and open source topics via RSS/XML feed or weekly email newsletter.

3 comment

  1. hello i am Passionate to monitor my server so i was looking for good mysql monitoring tool. When on my way i found monyog, an agentless. really awesome. Great looking real-time charts .. just enjoy!!!

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