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Geoff Montee

Support Engineer, MariaDB
Geoff Montee is a Support Engineer with MariaDB. He has previous experience as a Database Administrator/Software Engineer with the U.S. Government, and as a System Administrator and Software Developer at Florida State University.

Automatic Partition Maintenance in MariaDB

A MariaDB Support customer recently asked how they could automatically drop old partitions after 6 months. MariaDB does not have a mechanism to do this automatically out-of-the-box, but it is…

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Using the MariaDB Audit Plugin with MySQL

The MariaDB audit plugin is an audit plugin that is bundled with MariaDB server. However, even though it is bundled with MariaDB, the plugin is actually compatible with MySQL as…

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Importing InnoDB Partitions in MariaDB 10.0/10.1

Transportable tablespaces for InnoDB tables is a very useful feature added in MySQL 5.6 and MariaDB 10.0. With this new feature, an InnoDB table’s tablespace file can be copied from…

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Configuring LDAP Authentication and Group Mapping With MariaDB

Enterprise users who have a large number of MariaDB servers often want to centralize their MariaDB user account administration — especially for the user accounts of the database administration team.…

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Configuring PAM Group Mapping with MariaDB

Author’s note: For the most up-to-date directions on setting up PAM authentication and user or group mapping with MariaDB, please see the relevant MariaDB documentation page. Several months ago, I…

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