Advices for a jailed MySQL server

Martin Turgeon freebsd at
Wed May 6 18:49:38 UTC 2009

Hi everyone,

I'm starting to build a new dedicated MySQL server. I will be using 
FreeBSD 7.2-REL. My plan is to jail the latest version of MySQL 5.0 and 
to put the MySQL data outside the jail. My objective is to be able to 
update MySQL without down time. My objective would be to create another 
up to date MySQL jail and when I'm ready to make the switch, just point 
the new jail to the data outside the jail using something like a nullfs 

Is someone using something like this?

Did someone have any advice about how to update a MySQL server without 
down time?

Did someone have any advice on how to tune a dedicated MySQL server 
running FreeBSD 7.2 (Dual core Xeon, 4G RAM, mirror RAID on a PERC5 
controler 2x146G 15K)?

Thanks everyone for sharing your precious knowledge :)


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