New Backup Management and Security Features for MySQL & PostgreSQL: ClusterControl Release 1.6.2

Jean-Jérôme Schmidt


We are excited to announce the 1.6.2 release of ClusterControl – the all-inclusive database management system that lets you easily automate and manage highly available open source databases in any environment: on-premise or in the cloud.

ClusterControl 1.6.2 introduces new exciting Backup Management as well as Security & Compliance features for MySQL & PostgreSQL, support for MongoDB v 3.6 … and more!

Release Highlights

Backup Management

  • Continuous Archiving and Point-in-Time Recovery (PITR) for PostgreSQL
  • Rebuild a node from a backup with MySQL Galera clusters to avoid SST

Security & Compliance

  • New, consolidated Security section

Additional Highlights

  • Support for MongoDB v 3.6

View the ClusterControl ChangeLog for all the details!


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Release Details

Backup Management

One of the issues with MySQL and PostgreSQL is that there aren’t really any out-of-the-box tools for users to simply (in the GUI) pick up restore-time: certain operations need to be performed to do that, such as finding the full backup, restore it and apply any changes manually that happened after the backup was taken.

ClusterControl provides a single process to restore data to point in time with no extra actions needed.

With the same system, users can verify their backups (in the case of MySQL for instance, ClusterControl will do the installation, set up the cluster, do a restore and, if the backup is sound, make it valid – which, as one can imagine, represents a lot of steps).

With ClusterControl, users can not only go back to a point in time, but also pick up the exact transaction that happened; and, with surgical precision, restore their data before disaster really strikes.

New for PostgreSQL

Continuous Archiving and Point-in-Time Recovery (PITR) for PostgreSQL: ClusterControl automates that process now and enables continuous WAL archiving as well as a PITR with backups.

New for MySQL Galera Cluster

Rebuild a node from a backup with MySQL Galera clusters to avoid SST: ClusterControl reduces the time it takes to recover a node by avoiding streaming a full dataset over the network from another node.

Security & Compliance

The new Security section in ClusterControl lets users easily check which security features they have enabled (or disabled) for their clusters, thus simplifying the process of taking the relevant security measures for their setups.

Additional New Functionalities

View the ClusterControl ChangeLog for all the details!


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