Well, I’ve been back at UT for almost two months now and finding it to be a pretty enjoyable experience.Â For those who don’t know me, my name is Travis Campbell.Â I work in ITS Systems Unix managing the hosted MySQL database services for the University.Â As I get deeper into UT’s MySQL infrastructure, I’ll be blogging here with general updates and related information suitable for the UT MySQL community at large.
Things I’m working on:
- Streamlining the hosted MySQL database request process.
- Consolidating the hosted and self-managed MySQL documentation on the ITS website.
- Modifying the hosted MySQL database services so they meet the minimum ISO requirements for storing Category 1 data.
- Looking to bring high-availability to the hosted MySQL database services (right now we have warm standbys).
- Looking at ways to streamline the backup processes using Zmanda ZRM (community edition).
- Slowly moving myself into the position as the University’s global MySQL resource (thanks to our recent purchase of a campus-wide platinum support contract from Sun/MySQL).
- Elevate hosted MySQL services to the point of allowing connections from non-UTS/WebCentral systems (for those who need hosted databases but still want to use their own web services, for example).
Ultimately, I have quite a few lofty goals and a commitment to bringing MySQL into even more of an enterprise class of service for the University.Â There’s lots of work and a long road ahead, but it’s going to be fun.
[Ok, no tribbles were harmed in the making of this blog posting.Â Sorry to get your hopes up!]