• List all users in the current MySQL server:

    SELECT User, Host FROM mysql.user;
    
  • Remove a user from the server:

    DROP USER '<User>'@'<Host>';
    
  • Remove all binary logs:

    RESET MASTER;
    
  • Delete all binary logs but keep a week worth of logs:

    $ mysql --verbose --execute="PURGE BINARY LOGS BEFORE '`date +"%Y-%m-%d" -d last-week`';"
    

    And if you put this in a cron-tab, don’t forget to escape percents:

    $ mysql --verbose --execute="PURGE BINARY LOGS BEFORE '`date +\%Y-\%m-\%d -d last-week`';"
    
  • Check, auto-repair and optimize all databases:

    $ mysqlcheck --auto-repair --optimize --all-databases
    
  • Export a database:

    $ mysqldump -u my_user "my-database" > data.sql
    
  • Here is a cron-able command to restart a MySQL service if no process found active:

    $ [ `ps axu | grep -v "grep" | grep --count "mysql"` -le 0 ] && /etc/init.d/mysql restart
    
  • Monitor the queries being run (source):

    $ watch -n 1 mysqladmin --user=XXXXX --password=XXXXX processlist
    
  • Get the list of default configuration parameters the server will use regardless of the values set in config files (source):

    $ mysqld --no-defaults --verbose --help
    
  • Migrate all tables of all databases from MyISAM to InnoDB:

    $ mysql --skip-column-names --silent --raw --execute="SELECT CONCAT(table_schema , '.', table_name) FROM INFORMATION_SCHEMA.tables WHERE table_type='BASE TABLE' AND engine='MyISAM';" | xargs -I '{}' mysql --verbose --execute="ALTER TABLE {} ENGINE=InnoDB;"
    

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