Dynamic Round Robbin DNS (DDNS with round robin support)

We have just developed an application in-house for Dynamic DNS with round robin (for our own “validation through IP” purposes) that functions as a dynamic DNS with round robin features.

We could make this application public if it gets enough attention and is of use to many people.

The application is fully functional at the minute, but if it gets attention, we can improve the user interface, and make it public.

The Dynamic DNS with round robin support takes into account that connections that have not contacted for update should be removed from the round robin record.

* Username and password verification
* modifiable ttl in sync with frequency of IP checks
* Almost infinatly Scalable system.
* PHP client, easy to create any other client. PHP update script can run as cron job.
* remove frm list when no update requests is received for a user set amount of time, return to list once an update request is sent again
* Super fast
* For multi homed links, the password per hostname (not per zone) eliminates the risk of an update request through a different eithernet adapter that is the main link of another machine.
* Security through MD5 sums that change with the IP change (Your passwords are never transmitted during an update)
* if 2 machines are using the same IP address, the anti_duplicate_valuesarray will limit the round robin records to that value only once.
* the dead record currently only dissapear when a different IP changes, 2DO: change must reflect when another updates !

mysqldump by example

MySQL Dump is probably one of the best tool to take copies of databases, and it comes with MySQL, so you don’t need to install more stuff.

Example 1: Backup all databases (Use with caution, see below)
IMPORTANT: if you dump this to another server, you will lose all users on the target server, this is because the database named mysql (not the database engine but the actual database that has the users) on the target server is overwritten by the one from the source

Added note: If you want to monitor how large the uncompressed dump file has gone, or in other words, how much data mysqldump has brought so far, you can use PV, in this example, i expect the data to be 123GBs so i put that in so that PV can tell me what percentage of that i have finished, it will tell me the exact number of bytes anyways, but this is visually easier.

mysqldump --opt -u root --password="yourpass" databasename | pv -s 123g | pigz -c > dumpfile.sql.gz


1- Dump all databases

mysqldump -u root --password="thispassword" --all-databases > thisdatabasedump.sql

2- Dump all databases and gzip compress the output file, gzcompress is like compression used in zip files, this command compresses on the fly (make sure gzip is installed)

mysqldump --opt -u root --password="thispassword" --all-databases | gzip -9 > thisdatabasedump.sql.gz

3- Dump all databases and BZIP compress the output file, BZIP compression is better than gzip compression, but takes significantly more time, like the one before this command compresses on the fly (make sure you have bzip2 installed)

mysqldump --opt -u root --password="thispassword" --all-databases | bzip2 > thisdatabasedump.sql.bz2

4- If you have a server with multiple processors, you can overcome the slowness of bzip2 by simply making all the CPUs (real or virtual or hyper threaded) work on compressing at the same time, the application is called parallel bzip2 (make sure pbzip2 is installed)

mysqldump --opt -u root --password="thispassword" --all-databases | pbzip2 > thisdatabasedump.sql.bz2

4.5- If your server has 8CPUs and you only want 7 of them to do zipping so that one of them can be dedicated to mysqldump

mysqldump --opt -u root --password="thispassword" --all-databases | pbzip2 -p7 > thisdatabasedump.sql.bz2

I will not give any more examples about compression, obviously, as you can see from the examples above, to compress on the fly all you need to do is replace the section ( > thisdumpfile.sql ) with ( | pbzip2 > thisdumpfile.sql.bz2 )

5- Dump a certain database to the file

mysqldump --opt -u root --password="thispassword" thisparticulardbsname > thisdumpfile.sql

6- Dump certain databaseS

mysqldump --opt -u root --password="thispassword" --databases db1name db2name db3name db4name > thisdumpfile.sql

7- Dump certain tables from within a database

mysqldump --opt -u root --password="thispassword" databasename table1name table2name table3name > thisdumpfile.sql

8- Exclude certain tables from the mysqldump

 mysqldump --opt -u username --password="thispassword" databasename --ignore-table=databasename.table1 --ignore-table=databasename.table2 > database.sql