Announcing ClusterControl 1.7.2: Improved PostgreSQL Backup & Support for TimescaleDB & MySQL 8.0

Forrest Lymburner


We are excited to announce the 1.7.2 release of ClusterControl – the only database management system you’ll ever need to take control of your open source database infrastructure.

ClusterControl 1.7.2 marks the first time for supporting time-series data with TimescaleDB

We continue to improve our support of PostgreSQL by adding new monitoring capabilities to forecast database growth as well as the integration of a top backup technology, pgBackRest, that gives you new ways to manage your PostgreSQL backups.

Release Highlights

New Database Technology Support

  • Support for TimescaleDB 1.2.2 (New Time-Series Database)
  • Support for Oracle MySQL Server 8.0.15
  • Support for Percona Server for MySQL 8.0
  • Improved support for MaxScale 2.2 (Load Balancing)

Improved Monitoring & Backup Management for PostgreSQL

  • New database growth graphs
  • Create or restore full, differential and incremental backups using the pgBackRest technology
  • A new way to do Point in Time Recovery
  • Enable and configure backup compression options

Launch of CC Spotlight

  • CC Spotlight allows you to quickly find and open any page in ClusterControl with a few keystrokes. It also allows you to find individual nodes to quickly perform cluster actions on them.


  • CMON HA enables multiple controller servers for fault tolerance. It uses a consensus protocol (raft) to keep multiple controller processes in sync. A production setup consists of a ‘leader’ CMON process and a set of ‘followers’ which share storage and state using a MySQL Galera cluster.

View Release Details and Resources

Release Details

New Database Technology Support

TimescaleDB: Included in the 1.7.2 release of ClusterControl, we are proud to announce an expansion of the databases we support to include TimescaleDB, a revolutionary new time-series that leverages the stability, maturity and power of PostgreSQL. Learn more about it here.

MySQL 8.0: This new and exciting 8.0 version of MySQL boasts improvements to user management, the introduction of a NoSQL storage engine, new common table expressions, Window functions, and improved spatial support.

Maxscale 2.2: MariaDB Maxscale 2.2 offers full support for MariaDB 10.2, of which support was introduced in ClusterControl 1.5 as well as a variety of other improvements. MariaDB MaxScale is a database proxy that extends the high availability, scalability, and security of MariaDB Server while at the same time simplifying application development by decoupling it from underlying database infrastructure.

Improved Monitoring & Backup Management for PostgreSQL

PostgreSQL Database Growth Graph: This new graph allows you to track the dataset growth of your PostgreSQL database, letting you stay on top performance and plan for your future needs.

Integration of pgBackRest: PgBackRest is among the top open source backup tools for PostgreSQL, mainly because its efficiency to cope with very large volumes of data and the extreme care its creators put into validation of backups via checksums. With it, ClusterControl users will be able to create & restore either full or incremental backups. It also allows for a new method to achieve point-in-time-recovery for PostgreSQL.

Launch of CC Spotlight

This new ClusterControl navigation and search tool can help you easily navigate across both the ClusterControl features as well as your specific deployments. Just click on the search icon or hit CTRL+SPACE on your keyboard to activate Spotlight.


CMON HA uses a consensus protocol (raft) to provide a high availability setup with more than one cmon process. It allows you to setup a ‘leader’ CMON process and a set of ‘followers’ which share storage and state using a MySQL Galera cluster. In case of failure of the active controller, a new one is promoted to leader.

This enables ClusterControl users to build highly available deployments which would be immune to network partitioning and split brain conditions.

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