Check the MySQL server startup configuration

June 11, 2019

Since 8.0.16, MySQL Server supports a –validate-config option that enables the startup configuration to be checked for problems without running the server in normal operational mode.
–validate-config can be used any time, but is particularly useful after an upgrade, to check whether any options previously used with the older server are considered by the upgraded server to be deprecated or obsolete.

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CHECK constraints in MySQL

May 14, 2019

MySQL (really) supports CHECK CONSTRAINT since version 8.0.16.
In this article I will show you 2 things:
– An elegant way to simulate check constraint in MySQL 5.7 & 8.0.
– How easy & convenient it is to use CHECK constraints in 8.0.16.

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