SQL for ClickHouse DBA

My name is Meo and I’ve been a DataBase Administrator (DBA) for the last 35 years of my life. After getting a degree at the University in Turin (Italy) many years ago, I started working with relational databases, and I’m still enjoying it! Sometimes I worked as a programmer, and later as an analyst, but my favourite job is the DBA. I’ve worked with Oracle, PostgreSQL, MySQL, and now with ClickHouse in XeniaLab.

The DBA uses particular SQL statements to extract the most interesting information from the databases it manages. This article describes some useful SQL commands a DBA must know to manage a ClickHouse database, like checking sessions, locks, disk space usage, performance and replication. This is my personal “Run Book,” and I am happy to share it in the Altinity blog.

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