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Database Security - Backup Encryption In-Transit & At-Rest

Backup Encryption in-transit and at-rest are important when complying with PHI, PII, PCI DSS, GDPR, and HIPAA. This blog discusses how you can use ClusterControl to safely secure your data during transmission over the network or when persistently stored on disk.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Best Practices for Database Backups

This blog is about good practices for taking database backups using ClusterControl 1.7. ClusterControl’s centralized backup management for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and MongoDB provides you with hot backups of large datasets, point in time recovery, at-rest and in-transit data encryption, data integrity via automatic restore verification, cloud backups (AWS, Google and Azure) for Disaster Recovery, retention policies to ensure compliance, and automated alerts and reporting.

Effective Monitoring of MySQL With SCUMM Dashboards - Part 3

In this 3rd part of the blog series, we’ll discuss what ClusterControl’s new InnoDB Metrics and MySQL Performance dashboards have to offer. These dashboards provide a pretty in-depth view of MySQL performance. We’ll go through the different graphs, and see how a DBA can leverage them.

Effective Monitoring of MySQL Replication with SCUMM Dashboards - Part 2

The new release of ClusterControl 1.7.0 introduces SCUMM (Severalnines ClusterControl Unified Management and Monitoring). Monitoring MySQL with SCUMM Part 1 adds the efficiency and productivity for a MySQL Database Administrator.

Effective Monitoring of MySQL with SCUMM Dashboards Part 1


The new release of ClusterControl 1.7.0 introduces SCUMM (Severalnines ClusterControl Unified Management and Monitoring). SCUMM comes with a number of new dashboards that make database ops teams more efficient and productive. In this blog, we’ll look at how to leverage the MySQL Overview dashboard.

ClusterControl Developer Studio: Creating an Advisor to check for SELinux and Meltdown/Spectre Part 2

Advisors are a great way to extend the ClusterControl functionality and implement your own security check mechanism. It provides basic Web UI reporting, can send email alarms, and manage scripts directly through the Developer Studio..

In this part 2 of blog series, we will show you how to integrate Meltdown/Spectre vulnerability checks, setup an alarm, and debug your JS script.

ClusterControl Developer Studio: Using ClusterControl Advisor to create checks for SELinux and Meltdown/Spectre Part 1

ClusterControl Advisors is a great feature that you can extend and implement as your own security check mechanism that provides basic Web UI alarms, send email alarms, and script management directly through our Developer Studio.

In this part 1 of a blog series, we’re showing you how to check SELinux and Meltdown/Spectre vulnerability to get alarms and be notified as to the state of your servers.

ClusterControl Developer Studio: Write your First Advisor

Advisors provide specific advice on how to address issues in areas such as performance, security, log management, configuration, storage space, etc. Learn how to write your first basic database advisor using the ClusterControl Developer Studio.