New Consistency for Datafile Locations in MySQL 8.0.21

When you create a general tablespace in MySQL 8.0, you can choose the directory where the associated datafile is created.

CREATE TABLESPACE tablespace_name ADD DATAFILE ‘/my/table/space/dir’;

However, that directory must be known to InnoDB. Known directories are defined by the following settings: datadirinnodb_data_home_dirinnodb_undo_directory  &  innodb_directories.…

Hiding instances on MySQL InnoDB Cluster/ReplicaSet

MySQL Router is a core component of InnoDB Cluster/ReplicaSet that enables the automatic routing of client traffic to the right instances of your database architecture. Router can automatically adapt to topology changes, however, there are some scenarios on which one would certainly benefit from having the possibility to tag an instance with a certain attribute that indicates a specific behavior change to Router’s default behavior.…