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How to Backup and Restore ClusterControl

Migrating ClusterControl to new hardware used to be a pain - you had to reinstall it on the new server, restore configuration/metadata from the old one and redo database grants so the new server can access your managed databases. Not any more! Starting with 1.7.1, it is possible to backup the ClusterControl server in one command and restore it on a new server, with data, grants and all.  This blog shows you how to do this using the s9s CLI.

How to Optimize Performance of ClusterControl and Its Components

This blog post explains a number of ways to improve performance of ClusterControl and its components.

MySQL on Docker: Multiple Delayed Replication Slaves for Disaster Recovery with Low RTO

A delayed replication slave is useful in recovering from accidental data deletion. But how long should the delay be? Too short delay might not be enough for you to get to a terminal and stop an offending query. Too long delay means a long recovery time when catching up.

This blog post shows how to deploy multiple MySQL delayed slaves on one single physical host with Docker, and shows some of the recovery scenarios.

Simple Scheduling of Maintenance Windows across your Database Clusters

Maintenance is something that an operation team can not avoid. ClusterControl can be configured to simplify your maintenance routines. In this post, we’ll show you some advanced use cases of cluster-wide maintenance with iterations using ClusterControl CLI.

MySQL on Docker: Running ProxySQL as Kubernetes Service

When your application containers are orchestrated and managed by Kubernetes, you might want to use ProxySQL in front of your database servers. In this post, we’ll show you how to configure ProxySQL as a Kubernetes service.

MySQL on Docker: Running ProxySQL as a Helper Container on Kubernetes

When your application containers are orchestrated and managed by Kubernetes, you might want to use ProxySQL to better take advantage of your distributed database service running on replication or Galera. In this post, we are going to cover how to run ProxySQL on Kubernetes as a helper container in a pod.

How to Monitor Your ProxySQL with Prometheus and ClusterControl

In this blog post, we’ll look into how to monitor your ProxySQL instances in-depth using ClusterControl’s new agent-based monitoring approach with Prometheus.

Become a ClusterControl DBA: Operational Reports for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL & MongoDB

The idea behind ClusterControl operational reporting is to put all of the most relevant data into a single document which can be quickly analyzed in order to get a clear understanding of the status of the databases and its processes. This blog post shows how to leverage the ops report functionality to understand the state of your MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL infrastructure.

Become a ClusterControl DBA: Performance and Health Monitoring

This blog post shows how to leverage ClusterControl performance monitoring and advisors functionality to keep your MySQL, MongoDB and/or PostgreSQL databases and clusters healthy.

How to Deploy a Production-Ready MySQL or MariaDB Galera Cluster using ClusterControl

ClusterControl can be used to deploy open-source database clusters that are configured in complex topologies. The full high availability stack includes both database and proxy layers.

In this blog, we are going to show you how to deploy a production-grade Galera Cluster, complete with load balancers, for a high availability setup.

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