The Phrasebook aims to be compact, rather than comprehensive. As such, a few topics have been omitted:
Installation or configuration of MySQL This book assumes that your MySQL installation is already up and running.
MaxDB or MySQL Cluster Although much of the content in MySQL Phrasebook applies to these database engines, this book does not specifically describe their implementation or use.
Detailed coverage of features and functions This book is not a complete reference for MySQL and only provides the most essential information on major features and functions.
Advanced topics Advanced topics, such as debugging server crashes, tuning replication, and so on, are not discussed.