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  1. Active Geo-Replication (like SQL Database)

    For enterprise companies, business continuity and disaster recovery are one of the most important features. We cannot stop our services even when the region failure happens.

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    • Mysql replication

      Is there a way to create a replication ***** server with an on promise Mysql server ?

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        8 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Our data-in replication feature is now GA. Use this feature to synchronize data from a MySQL server running on-premises, in virtual machines, or database services outside Azure into the Azure Database for MySQL service.

        Data-in Replication was designed for scenarios like the following:
        - Hybrid data synchronization: Sync data between your on-premises servers and Azure Database for MySQL.
        - Multi-cloud synchronization: Sync data between different cloud providers (including VMs and other database services) and Azure Database for MySQL.

        Check out our docs to learn more:
        - Overview of the feature: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/concepts-data-in-replication
        - How to set up data-in replication: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/howto-data-in-replication

        To answer Paulo’s questions:
        1) We do not expose binary logs to customers.
        2) We are using row-based replication for data-in replication and for replication within the same Azure region.

        Thanks,
        Andrea Lam on behalf of the Azure DB for MySQL team

      • lower_case_table_name 0 support (Allow Case Sensitivity)

        Azure does not support MyISAM which is primarily the reason to now allow lower_case_table_name=0 on windows platforms. There is no reason to not allow this as an option for users. It hurts possible migrations to force table design to lower case. Please allow this to be set to something other than 1 and 2 (2 has no effect for innodb).

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          The lower_case_table_name parameter requires a server restart to apply. Recommended workaround until we can enable server restart is to scale up/down the vCores on a server. Apologies for this workaround. We’re looking for ways to improve this experience.

          Thanks,
          Andrea Lam on behalf of the Azure DB for MySQL team

        • PowerShell Module

          Would be great to have a PowerShell module to manage MySQL servers and DB.

          18 votes
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          • Ability to set up read-only replicas

            I'm creating this as a separate issue because from other replica requests because the different regions wouldn't be a major concern for us. We would just like to have the ability to create a read only replica, even if it was in the same region.

            13 votes
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            • Access database recovery / backup configuration in Azure Portal

              Access database recovery / backup configuration in Azure Portal similar to configuring a recovery services vault and retention policy for Azure SQL databases.

              Currently I cannot find any UI in the portal that would allow me to configure automatic backups.

              12 votes
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              • Server Parameters: innodb_buffer_pool_size, query_cache_limit, etc

                Possible to include these in server parameters?

                innodb_buffer_pool_size
                query_cache_limit
                query_cache_type
                query_cache_size
                join_buffer_size

                Thank you.
                Ian

                10 votes
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                • enable the slow_query_log to log to the native mysql slow_log table instead of a text file

                  By default it seems to be outputting to text files under logs blade of the MySQL server in the portal. Additionally, if there is no way to save to table, can we have it save to an azure storage container instead?

                  7 votes
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                  • Allow database restore individually

                    It would be great if you could add an option to restore each database in the MySQL server individually and provide a way to shedule database backups (created with mysqldump for example) and save them inside a storage account container.

                    7 votes
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                      Thanks for the feedback.

                      The Azure DB for MySQL service is managed at the server level, so restoring at the database level is not something we are planning to support.

                      Backups are taken automatically by the service. If you want to store them in a storage account, you set up a script to do a MySQL dump and store them in Azure Storage.

                    • ARM Template for MySQL

                      I'm looking for documentation on creating an ARM template for the Azure Database for MySQL service. It would be nice to be able to create the templates so we can version control the service along with the rest of our system.

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                      • Logging for SQL statements executed

                        Is there anyway which we can enable more granular logging for MySQL, particularly on SQL statements executed on the database?

                        6 votes
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                        • Upload ssl certificates

                          I would like to upload my own self signed ca certificate, server certificate and server key to configure SSL encryption for MySQL connections

                          6 votes
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                          • Extend backup retention periode to more than 35 days

                            Currently you can maximum select 35 days for backup retention period, which means Azure will only store backups for 35 days. This is a very short time, and it would be nice to have a way longer period, say 1, 2 or even 5 years.

                            5 votes
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                            • Allow users to change the default_week_format server parameter in MySQL Database for Azure

                              Currently threre are a few server settings that can be changed through the portal but default_week_format is not one of them. Since this is a globalization setting I find is very important to be able to change that to my local settings.

                              5 votes
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                              • MySQL release version 8.x

                                Version 8.x is the next stable release of MySQL and we would like to stay on Azure but we do need a better performing database with more JSON support.
                                MariaDB latest stable would also be good enough.

                                4 votes
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                                • Server Parameters: wait_timeout, max_connections, table_open_cache, tmp_table_size, max_heap_table_size

                                  Is it possible to expose the following parameters or are they restricted by the SKU chosen?

                                  wait_timeout
                                  max_connections
                                  table_open_cache
                                  tmp_table_size
                                  max_heap_table_size

                                  4 votes
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                                  • Batch scheduler implementation

                                    Currently I use a crontab job on my Azure Linux server to run overnight batch sql processes but obviously not having access to the O/S this is impossible when used as a PaaS, so could you implement a scheduler system to allow running of sql jobs/stored procedures? (Something like SQL Agent in SQL Server would be even more flexible).

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                                    • Server Parameters: Expose parameter innodb_ft_min_token_size

                                      Is it possible to expose the parameter innodb_ft_min_token_size in server parameters

                                      3 votes
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                                      • Audit MySQL Database

                                        Do we have any option like server-level or database level Auditing in MySQL in Azure?
                                        Also is Azure following any security baseline for MySQL databases?

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                                        • Manage databases with phpmyadmin

                                          I would be great to manage mysql databases trough phpmyadmin utility as we can do it in MySQL-in-app

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