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Planets9s - Become a MySQL DBA, Polyglot Persistence Meetups, MySQL Query Tuning and more

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Welcome to this week’s Planets9s, covering all the latest resources and technologies we create around automation and management of open source database infrastructures.

Become a MySQL DBA at Percona Live this October

Whether you’re looking for monitoring and trending advice for your MySQL installation or how to diagnose issues with your MySQL setup; do backup and database upgrades; or tips and tricks for some of the common maintenance operations related to MySQL … This full-day tutorial, which we already held at Percona Live in Santa Clara last April, is now also on the tutorials schedule at Percona Live in Amsterdam this October. Do sign up for the conference, join us for this tutorial and ‘Become a MySQL DBA’!

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Sign up for our webinar on MySQL Query Tuning - Process & Tools

Join us for the first part of our upcoming webinar trilogy on MySQL Query Tuning led by Krzysztof Książek, Senior Support Engineer at Severalnines. This session focuses on the query tuning process and related tools. Building, collecting, analysing, tuning and testing will be discussed in detail as well as the main tools involved, tcpdump and pt-query-digest.

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Join us at the Spotify & Booking.com HQs for this month’s Polyglot Persistence Meetups

For this month’s Polyglot Persistence Meetups, we’re lucky enough to be hosted by Spotify in Stockholm on August 23rd and by Booking.com in Amsterdam on August 31st. There’ll be interesting talks to listen to and discuss … as well as drinks and nibbles of course for some good chats. There are still seats available, so do feel free to sign up and join us there.

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Become a MongoDB DBA: Backing up your data

Backups in MongoDB aren’t that different from MySQL backups.You have to start a copy process, ship the files to a safe place and ensure the backup is consistent. The consistency is obviously the biggest concern, as MongoDB doesn’t feature a transaction mode that allows you to create a consistent snapshot. Obviously there are other ways to ensure we make a consistent backup. In this blog post, we describe what tools are available for making backups in MongoDB and what strategies to use

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That’s it for this week! Feel free to share these resources with your colleagues and follow us in our social media channels.

Have a good end of the week,

Jean-Jérôme Schmidt
Planets9s Editor
Severalnines AB

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