So You've Inherited a MySQL Instance on Unix
Sheeri Kritzer, Database Administrator, Online Buddies, Inc.
Date: Wednesday, July 26
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Administering an existing MySQL instance in a Unix environment can be a challenge. Many conventions are not documented, and some installations do not follow company-wide policies even if they do exist. Information about an instance is contained in logfiles, scripts, configuration files, and OS-level utilities.
In many cases, much information about an instance can be determined with non-privileged access to the operating system. Thus, security measures will be examined and discussed.
This talk will aid in the sleuthing of a production MySQL instance, using non-intrusive methods of detecting login information and replication, backup, logging, and security policies in place on the server.