TiDB Database Operation and Maintenance Plan

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Original topic: TiDB数据库运行维护方案

| username: jingyesi3401

[TiDB Usage Environment] Production Environment, Testing

[TiDB Version] v5.1.0, v6.1.0

[Encountered Problem: Problem Phenomenon and Impact] To standardize the company’s database management system, as per the department leader’s request, the DBA needs to improve the company’s “TiDB Database Operation and Maintenance Plan.” Does anyone have relevant regulations? Please share, thank you!

| username: redgame | Original post link

Haha, this…

| username: zhanggame1 | Original post link

I don’t have a ready-made solution, but the general idea is to write the following parts:
Database access permission management, approval, and authorization
Database backup strategy
Data security
Database application design requirements
Database parameter settings
Database changes, version updates, and architecture adjustment processes

| username: Jellybean | Original post link

You can refer to the TiDB Developer Guide provided by the official documentation.

| username: tidb菜鸟一只 | Original post link

I asked GPT and got an outline. Please refer to the official website for detailed content for each outline…

When drafting an operation and maintenance plan for the TiDB database, multiple aspects should be considered to ensure the stability, performance, and security of the database. Here are some important aspects that should be included in the maintenance plan:

  1. Database Backup and Recovery:

    • Regularly back up the database to ensure data security.
    • Define backup strategies (such as full backups, incremental backups, etc.) and frequencies.
    • Test the availability and recovery process of database backups.
  2. Database Monitoring:

    • Set monitoring metrics, such as CPU usage, memory usage, disk space, QPS (queries per second), etc.
    • Use monitoring tools to regularly check the database status and promptly handle anomalies.
  3. Security:

    • Set strong password policies and access control to ensure that only authorized users can access the database.
    • Configure SSL/TLS encrypted connections to protect data during transmission.
    • Regularly audit the database access logs and error logs.
  4. Performance Optimization:

    • Regularly conduct performance assessments to identify potential performance bottlenecks.
    • Use database performance optimization tools to analyze and optimize query performance.
    • Optimize database indexes and table structures to improve query efficiency.
  5. Upgrades and Updates:

    • Regularly check the TiDB database version and consider whether an upgrade is necessary.
    • Define upgrade and update strategies to minimize impact when updating the database.
  6. Fault Handling and Disaster Recovery:

    • Develop a fault handling plan, including strategies for quickly recovering the database.
    • Set up high availability solutions for the database, such as TiDB’s PD, TiKV’s Raft storage engine, etc.
  7. Capacity Planning:

    • Monitor the database’s storage usage and plan the database capacity to meet future needs.
  8. Testing and Validation:

    • Regularly conduct performance testing and load testing of the database to verify its stability and performance.
  9. Documentation and Training:

    • Write detailed database operation and maintenance documentation, including operation guides, fault handling steps, etc.
    • Provide training for database administrators to ensure they understand the database operation and maintenance strategies.

The above are just some major aspects. The actual maintenance plan should be detailed and refined according to specific business needs and database scale. Regularly evaluating and updating the maintenance plan is key to ensuring the continuous stable operation of the database. Additionally, closely follow the TiDB official documentation and community to get the latest operational advice and best practices.

| username: jingyesi3401 | Original post link

Thank you for providing the solution idea.

| username: jingyesi3401 | Original post link

Thank you very much.

| username: 像风一样的男子 | Original post link

If it’s just to deal with the leadership, you can check the maintenance manuals of other databases on platforms like Baidu Wenku and make superficial changes.

| username: jingyesi3401 | Original post link

Thank you, there is very little information on Baidu, it feels less comprehensive than GPT.

| username: zhanggame1 | Original post link

When creating this plan, don’t make it too comprehensive. Writing everything down but not being able to execute it is meaningless. Understand what your leaders are most concerned about and focus on that part.

| username: Jellybean | Original post link

It’s clear that you are very experienced, I agree with your statement.

| username: system | Original post link

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