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APAC, July 31st 2013
Mumbai 10:30 a.m. (GMT +5:30) - 2:30 p.m.
Singapore 1:00 p.m. (GMT +8:00) - 5:00 p.m.
Sydney 3:00 p.m. (GMT +10:00) - 7:00 p.m.

(Check the World Time Converter for other time zone information)

Twitter Hashtag for the event: #OTNMYSQL

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This page includes valuable information you need to know beforehand about the Virtual Conference Platform and how to best connect to it.  If you want to take part in the HOL that are part of this event then you will need to follow the additional instructions further down the page that will hep you set up the Virtual Machine and the labs.

Virtual Conference Platform Information

Virtual Conference general requirements Virtual Conference software requirements
  • True Broadband Connection (DSL or better)
  • Network access to ports 80 / 443
  • Wired Internet connection is strongly recommended as wireless may drop from time to time
  • Screen resolution should be higher than 1280x720 - e.g. 1366x768, or a similar 16:9 aspect
  • Computer with functioning headphones or speakers (headphones recommended)
  • A microphone is not required
  • Operating System: Windows XP/7/Vista, or Mac OSX
  • Browser: Safari 4, Firefox 3+, IE7,8+ with Pop-Up Blocker disabled
  • Flash Plug-in: 10+
  • Click on the "System Check" button on the Virtual Conference Login screen to verify your system configuration

Hands on Lab Set Up Instructions

Below you will also find the set-up instructions for each track and the Hands-on labs associated with them - This information will be posted at least 1 weeks in advance so that you may have ample time to prep for the event.{color

Instructions for HOL: Getting Started with MySQL

Instructions for HOL: Getting Started with MySQL Replication

Learn More

The navigation menu below will help you find important information about the event. If you have questions after reading these pages, please post a comment/question on the appropriate wiki page. You are welcome to contribute additional tips, tricks or knowledge about the VirtualBox Labs to the wiki. 

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  1. Feb 22, 2013

    Is there a specific URL for the session that will be used?  I want to make sure our organization can unblock any relevant sites for this session, especially if there is any streaming media involved.

    1. Feb 22, 2013

      The videos will all play from within the virtual platform -

  2. Mar 11, 2013

    I have not been able to install the software for the virtual labs.  Can anybody help?  (I don't know if I should be posting this here or at the other wiki.)  I have Windows 7 (64bit).  The Oracle VM VirtualBox downloaded and installed OK. 

    Problems arose with getting the Oracle Linux Release 6 for x86 (32 Bit) (part number V24734-01, 2.6G) and integrating it into the VirtualBox per the instructions.  I posted details at I'll appreciate any help you can give me.

    1. Mar 12, 2013

      Hello -

      Please see the reply on that main page,, under your post there, if you haven't already.

      Thank you,

      Ben Krug

  3. Mar 12, 2013

    Hello, I 'm having a problem with the configuration of the DB Master/Slave, when I try to excecute the instruction show me an error:

    mysql-5.6/scripts/mysql_install_db --basedir=$HOME/rephol/mysql-5.6 --datadir=$HOME/rephol/master --user=`whoami`

    Installing MySQL system tables...2013-03-11 21:07:35 0 [Warning] TIMESTAMP with implicit DEFAULT value is deprecated. Please use --explicit_defaults_for_timestamp server option (see documentation for more details).
    2013-03-11 21:07:35 3057 [ERROR] Fatal error: Can't change to run as user 'mysql' ;  Please check that the user exists!

    Can someone help me?

    1. Mar 12, 2013

      Hello -

      Are you trying this on the VM with Oracle Linux, or on an existing linux system?

      It seems that the --user=`whoami` is not taking effect properly for some reason.  You are executing it exactly as you copied it above?

      Best regards,

      Ben Krug

      Senior MySQL Support Engineer

      1. Mar 12, 2013


        I'm trying in VM with Oracle Linux, the real instruction is:

             mysql-5.6/scripts/mysql_install_db --user=`whoami` --basedir=$HOME/rephol/mysql-5.6 --datadir=$HOME/rephol/master


        1. Mar 12, 2013

          Hello -

          Are you running this as a regular (not root) user?  If not, please try creating a "regular" user and running the commands as that user.  If that doesn't work, and you are using the VM with Oracle Linux as set up in the examples, please try moving or renaming /etc/my.cnf (you'll have to be root for this part), and try again.  I'm not sure why the script is trying to use 'mysql', but these are two possible areas of confusion.  Please let us know whether either of these help.

          Thank you,

          Ben Krug

  4. Mar 14, 2013


    I have a problem with a check list. The connection speed not passed the test.

    It's estrange because my connection is good.

    Can anybody help me?


    1. Mar 14, 2013

      Hello Carlos -

      Are you using a wired connection?  It is advised to (as opposed to wireless) for the best experience.  A slower connection or a connection that has any drops might cause the streaming to work less well.  However, if you don't have any other options, you can always try, using your connection, and while it may not be optimal, it may work out.

      Best regards,

      Ben Krug

  5. Mar 21, 2013

    Unable to Install the Oracle Linux OS on My VirtualBox VM,

    It says : " The Oracle Linux Server Disc was not found in any of your drives. Please insert the Oracle Linux Server Disc and press OK to retry".

    I successfully installed my VirtualBox VM on Win 7 Host OS. I also successfully download and extracted, and burned the iso file: "OracleLinux-R6-U0-server-i386-dvd" in the "V24734-01" folder. When insert the DVD and press OK, the error still persists. Please what do I do?



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