MySQL Sandbox: A Toolkit for Laziness

MySQL Sandbox is a tool that installs one or more MySQL servers within seconds, easily, securely, and with full control. Once installed, the sandbox is easily used and maintained, without using complex options. Replicated and multiple sandboxes can be used individually or all at once.

Once upon a time, when I was a busy consultant and DBA, I needed to install many servers at once, for testing and benchmarking, and I used to do everything manually. Then I finally became lazy, and scripted it. Now the Sandbox is a tool that allows you to install a MySQL server in less than 10 seconds, and a set of replicated servers in less than 20. Without exerting your fingers much, you can control the sandboxes one by one or all at once, and can do easily with them things that would require long preparation time and complex typing.

The Sandbox is always growing. Its features include copying, moving, removing, and protecting sandboxes, installing plugins, get detailed information on each server, and create customized tests for your fancy. Indeed, if you are an active DBA or developer, you can get the job done without wasting time with the details of installing and maintaining complex installations. Thus, you can be lazy in regards of the administrative minutiae,which should not take your time, and be productive in the work that matters.

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