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Secure MongoDB and Protect Yourself from the Ransom Hack

Recently, several attackers were able to break into thousands of MongoDB systems, wipe the databases and leave a ransom note. This could have been prevented if those in charge would have followed some standard security procedures. This blog post describes how to protect yourself from MongoDB ransomware. What is it, why is it a problem and what can you do to protect yourself against it?

Tips and Tricks - How to shard MySQL with ProxySQL in ClusterControl

Sharding can be a painful exercise. Databases need to be split on multiple servers, data migrated, and applications have to be tweaked to be aware of the shards. However, there are ways to make this less painful. This blog explains how to use ProxySQL to shard a table to another cluster in ClusterControl without changing your application.

New whitepaper - the DevOps Guide to database backups for MySQL and MariaDB

Check out our free new whitepaper on database backups, which discusses in detail the two most popular backup utilities available for MySQL and MariaDB, namely mysqldump and Percona XtraBackup.

Getting Social With Severalnines

This blog details how you can connect with Severalnines and learn about and provide feedback for ClusterControl and NinesControl.  We utilize our social channels differently so make sure to follow the ones that best align with your needs.

Tips and Tricks: Receive email notifications from ClusterControl

This blog explains how to enable and set up your email notifications properly in ClusterControl. Apart from receiving notifications when things go wrong, you can also receive digest emails for less critical notifications.

Infrastructure Automation - Deploying ClusterControl and MySQL-based systems on AWS using Ansible

This blog post has the latest updates to our ClusterControl Ansible Role. It now supports automatic deployment of MySQL-based systems (MySQL Replication, Galera Cluster, NDB Cluster).

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Transparent Database Failover for your Applications

This blog shows you how to make database failure and failover transparent to your applications, by using HAProxy or MaxScale.

Severalnines Launches #ClusterControl CrowdChat

This post discusses the official launch of our #ClusterControl Crowdchat. This CrowdChat is brought to you by Severalnines and is hosted by a community of subject matter experts. We will focus on the best way to deploy, manage, monitor, and scale your database clusters.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Customizing your Database Backups

ClusterControl follows some best practices to perform backups using mysqldump or Percona xtrabackup. Although these work for the majority of database workloads, you might still want to customize your backups. This blog shows you how.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Best Practices for Database Backups

In this blog, we will show you how to best leverage ClusterControl to build a safe and reliable backup system.

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