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How to Benchmark Performance of MySQL & MariaDB using SysBench

How can you quickly evaluate performance of a database under intensive load? Welcome to sysbench. This blog gives you a good background of sysbench, and how you can use it to benchmark MySQL and MariaDB.

How to Recover Galera Cluster or MySQL Replication from Split Brain Syndrome

Split brain syndrome is a state where a cluster of nodes is partitioned into smaller clusters of equal numbers of nodes, and each cluster believes it is the active cluster. This is a harmful state, as data is changed on a partition, without being replicated to the other. This blog post describes how to prevent a split brain from happening, and what can be done if it does happen.

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Setting up HTTPS on the ClusterControl Server

SSL is an important part of securing your ClusterControl installation. This blog post discusses HTTPS settings for ClusterControl and how to utilize them.

How to Overcome Accidental Data Deletion in MySQL & MariaDB

Someone accidently deleted part of the database, or forgot to include a WHERE clause in a DELETE query, or dropped the wrong table. Things like that may and will happen, it is inevitable and human. But the impact can be disastrous. What can you do to guard yourself against such situations, and how can you recover your data?

How to do Point-in-Time Recovery of MySQL & MariaDB Data using ClusterControl

Point-in-Time recovery of MySQL & MariaDB involves restoring the database from backups prior to the target time, then uses incremental backups and the binlog to roll the database forward to the target time. This blog provides an overview of this new ClusterControl feature.

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How to Make Your MySQL or MariaDB Database Highly Available on AWS and Google Cloud

Cloud environments are popular these days, and they come with a variety of tools to increase availability. In this blog post, we will show you how leverage these to build a highly available MySQL or MariaDB database. This blog post makes use of Amazon Web Services and Google Cloud Platform.

Comparing Database Proxy Failover Times - ProxySQL, MaxScale and HAProxy

This blog describes the failover and switchover operations executed by ClusterControl, and compares failover times when using ProxySQL, MaxScale and HAProxy.

How to Get Started with Open Source Database Management - Tips & Tricks from an Expert

This blog post presents tips & tricks helpful for getting started with and managing an open source database.

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MySQL vs MariaDB vs Percona Server: Security Features Comparison

This blog post compares MySQL Community with Percona Server and MariaDB regarding their security features.

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ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Securing your MySQL Installation (Updated)

During the life cycle of Database installation it is common that new user accounts are created. It is a good practice to once in a while verify that the security is up to standards. That is, there should at least not be any accounts with global access rights, or accounts without password. Using ClusterControl, you can at any time perform a security audit.