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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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      3 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →
    • Mysql replication

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

      35 votes
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        10 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

        Support for up to five read-only replicas within the same region is now in public preview. This feature is aimed to scale out read-heavy workloads.

        Check out the documentation to learn more about replicas:
        - Overview: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/concep..
        - How to create replicas from the portal: docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/howto-..

        Azure CLI support will be following shortly.

        Thanks,
        Andrea Lam on behalf of the Azure Database for MySQL product 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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          6 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

          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.

            16 votes
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              4 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

              Support for up to five read-only replicas within the same region is now in public preview. This feature is aimed to scale out read-heavy workloads.

              Check out the documentation to learn more about replicas:
              - Overview: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/concepts-read-replicas
              - How to create replicas from the portal: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/howto-read-replicas-portal

              Azure CLI support will be following shortly.

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

            • 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?

              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.

                13 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

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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?

                    10 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.

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                        0 comments  ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

                        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.

                      • 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.

                        9 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.

                          7 votes
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                          • High availability

                            Azure Database for MySQL should be highly available, it is not currently.

                            assume that most databases are required to be online 100% of the time - currently Azure Database for MySQL is restarted at Microsoft's will to perform updates.

                            There is no failover feature so these updates cause the DB to go offline.

                            This should not happen.

                            6 votes
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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

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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

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                                • More flexible pricing

                                  The current pricing tiers have a big jump between the Basic tier and the start of the General Purpose tiers. The current pricing does not compare at all favourably to simply just spinning up a linux virtual machine and running MySQL.

                                  Could we have a General Purpose tier priced a bit lower with only one vCore?

                                  5 votes
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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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                                    • Allow setting change of innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit

                                      Per Microsoft's post here: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/virtual-machines/linux/classic/optimize-mysql, please consider adding some of the server parameters suggested in the post as configurable options. In particular, innodb_flush_log_at_trx_commit, to improve performance and varying workloads.

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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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                                          wait_timeout and table_open_cache are now available to be changed in the service.

                                          To learn how to change the parameter values, view the docs:
                                          - Using the Azure portal: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/howto-server-parameters
                                          - Using the Azure CLI: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/mysql/howto-configure-server-parameters-using-cli

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

                                        • Please add an Azure Database for MySQL Contributor Rol

                                          There is a default rol for ClearDB and SQL but not yet for the two new database services.

                                          Please add them. Thanks!!

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