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How to perform Schema Changes in MySQL & MariaDB in a Safe Way

This blog describes best practices to make your database schema changes in MySQL and MariaDB flawless. We will walk you through different scenarios and recomment some approaches for each.

How to Recover MySQL Galera Cluster from an Asynchronous Slave?

What do you do if you lose your Galera Cluster? A simple solution is to failover to an asynchronous slave. The slave would immediately serve up-to-date data to applications, with minimal downtime. But then, with the slave being the new source of truth, how do you recover your Galera Cluster?

New Whitepaper: Disaster Recovery Planning for MySQL & MariaDB

Wondering about disaster recovery (DR) planning for MySQL and MariaDB? Unsure about RTO and RPO? Should you have a secondary datacenter? How about DR in the cloud? Well, this is the resource for you. In this white paper, we’ll explore DR concepts and discuss the different options available from the MySQL & MariaDB ecosystem for meeting different levels of DR requirements.

ChatOps - Managing MySQL, MongoDB & PostgreSQL from Slack

CCBot helps you monitor and manage your database Infrastructure from Slack. ChatOps is about bringing your DevOps work to your chats and conversations within a team, e.g. Slack. You can deploy database clusters, get status information, trigger backups, add nodes to your cluster or replication setup by talking to a chatbot, which understands ClusterControl commands.

ClusterControl Release 1.6.1: MariaDB Backup & PostgreSQL in the Cloud

New Backup Management features for MariaDB, Deployment & Configuration Management features for PostgreSQL in the Cloud as well as a new Monitoring & Alerting feature with the integration with ServiceNow. This blog provides an overview of the new features in the ClusterControl 1.6.1 release.

PostgreSQL Management and Automation with ClusterControl - New Whitepaper

This whitepaper provides an overview of what it takes to configure and manage a PostgreSQL production environment and shows how ClusterControl provides PostgreSQL automation in a centralized and user-friendly way.

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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.

Updated: Become a ClusterControl DBA: Safeguarding your Data

So now that you have your databases up and running and highly available, how do you ensure that you have backups of your data? You can use backups for multiple things: disaster recovery, to provide production data to test against development or even to provision a slave node. This last case is already covered by ClusterControl. When you add a new (replica) node to your replication setup, ClusterControl will make a backup/snapshot of the master node and use it to build the replica. 

Deploying Cloud Databases with ClusterControl 1.6

ClusterControl 1.6 comes with tighter integration with AWS, Azure and Google Cloud, so it is now possible to launch new instances and deploy MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL directly from the ClusterControl user interface. This blog post shows you how.

Getting the Most Out of ClusterControl Community Edition

ClusterControl Community Edition is a database management system that can be used freely by database administrators and sysadmins to deploy and learn about different clustering solutions for MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL.

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