mysqlreport(1)                       MYSQL                      mysqlreport(1)

       mysqlreport - Makes a friendly report of important MySQL status values

       mysqlreport [options]

       mysqlreport  makes  a friendly report of important MySQL status values.
       Actually, it makes a friendly report of nearly every status value  from
       SHOW  STATUS.  Unlike SHOW STATUS which simply dumps over 100 values to
       screen in one long list, mysqlreport interprets and formats the  values
       and  presents  the  basic values and many more inferred values in a hu-
       man-readable format. Numerous example  reports  are  available  at  the
       mysqlreport web page at

       The  benefit of mysqlreport is that it allows you to very quickly see a
       wide array of performance indicators for your MySQL server which  would
       otherwise  need to be calculated by hand from all the various SHOW STA-
       TUS values. For example, the Index Read Ratio is an important value but
       it's  not  present in SHOW STATUS; it's an inferred value (the ratio of
       Key_reads to Key_read_requests).

       This documentation outlines all the command line  options  in  mysqlre-
       port,  most  of  which control which reports are printed. This document
       does not address how to interpret these reports; that topic is  covered
       in  the  document  Guide  To  Understanding mysqlreport at http://hack-

       Technically, command line options are in the form --option, but -option
       works  too.  All  options  can  be  abbreviated  if the abbreviation is
       unique. For example, option --host can be abbreviated --ho but not  --h
       because --h is ambiguous: it could mean --host or --help.

       --help Output help information and exit.

       --user USER

              As  of  version 2.3 --password can take the password on the com-
              mand line like "--password FOO". Using --password alone  without
              giving  a  password  on  the  command line causes mysqlreport to
              prompt for a password.

       --host ADDRESS

       --port PORT

       --socket SOCKET

              --no-mycnf makes mysqlreport not read ~/.my.cnf which it does by
              default  otherwise. --user and --password always override values
              from ~/.my.cnf.

       --dtq  Print Distribution of Total Queries (DTQ) report (under Total in
              Questions  report).  Queries  (or Questions) can be divided into
              four main areas: DMS (see --dms below), Com_ (see --com  below),
              COM_QUIT   (see   COM_QUIT   and   Questions   at   http://hack-
    , and Unknown.  --dtq  lists  the  number  of
              queries in each of these areas in descending order.

       --dms  Print  Data  Manipulation  Statements (DMS) report (under DMS in
              Questions report). DMS are those from the MySQL  manual  section
              13.2.  Data  Manipulation  Statements.   (Currently, mysqlreport
              considers only SELECT, INSERT,  REPLACE,  UPDATE,  and  DELETE.)
              Each DMS is listed in descending order by count.

       --com N
              Print  top  N number of non-DMS Com_ status values in descending
              order (after DMS in Questions report). If N is  not  given,  de-
              fault  is  3.  Such  non-DMS  Com_ values include Com_change_db,
              Com_show_tables, Com_rollback, etc.

       --sas  Print report for Select_ and Sort_ status  values  (after  Ques-
              tions  report).  See  MySQL  Select and Sort Status Variables at

       --tab  Print Threads, Aborted, and Bytes status reports (after  Created
              temp  report). As of mysqlreport v2.3 the Threads report reports
              on all Threads_ status values.

              Print Query Cache report.

       --all  Equivalent to "--dtq --dms --com  3  --sas  --qcache".   (Notice
              --tab is not invoked by --all.)

       --infile FILE
              Instead  of  getting  SHOW STATUS values from MySQL, read values
              from FILE. FILE is often a copy of the output of SHOW STATUS in-
              cluding  formatting  characters  (|, +, -).  mysqlreport expects
              FILE to have the format " value number " where value is only al-
              pha  and underscore characters (A-Z and _) and number is a posi-
              tive integer. Anything before, between, or after value and  num-
              ber  is  ignored.  mysqlreport  also  needs  the following MySQL
              server   variables:   version,   table_cache,   max_connections,
              key_buffer_size, query_cache_size. These values can be specified
              in INFILE in the format "name = value" where name is one of  the
              aforementioned  server variables and value is a positive integer
              with or without a trailing M and possible periods (for version).
              For  example, to specify an 18M key_buffer_size: key_buffer_size
              = 18M. Or, a 256 table_cache: table_cache = 256. The  M  implies
              Megabytes  not  million, so 18M means 18,874,368 not 18,000,000.
              If these server variables are not specified  the  following  de-
              faults are used (respectively) which may cause strange values to
              be reported: 0.0.0, 64, 100, 8M, 0.

       --outfile FILE
              After printing the report to screen, print the  report  to  FILE
              too.  Internally, mysqlreport always writes the report to a temp
              file first: /tmp/mysqlreport.PID  on  *nix,  c:sqlreport.PID  on
              Windows  (PID  is  the  script's process ID). Then it prints the
              temp file to screen. Then if --outfile is  specified,  the  temp
              file  is copied to OUTFILE. After --email (below), the temp file
              is deleted.

       --email ADDRESS
              After printing the report to screen, email  the  report  to  AD-
              DRESS. This option requires sendmail in /usr/sbin/, therefore it
              does not work on Windows.  /usr/sbin/sendmail can be a sym  link
              to  qmail,  for  example, or any MTA that emulates sendmail's -t
              command line option and operation. The FROM: field is  "mysqlre-
              port", SUBJECT: is "MySQL status report".

              Execute  a "FLUSH STATUS;" after generating the reports.  If you
              do not have permissions in  MySQL  to  do  this  an  error  from
              DBD::mysql::st will be printed after the reports.

       Daniel Nichter

       If   mysqlreport   breaks,   send   me   a  message  from  http://hack- with the error.


       The comprehensive Guide To Understanding  mysqlreport  at  http://hack-

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