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Backup Management Tips for TimescaleDB

Managing backup environments can be complex, and there are a number of options to consider - full, differential, incremental, point in time recovery, automatic restores for backup verification, uploading to remote systems or cloud, and so on. So how can we backup TimescaleDB? In this blog, we’ll see how ClusterControl can help us implement our backup management strategy for TimescaleDB.

How to Manage MySQL - for Oracle DBAs

So, you are an Oracle DBA and your manager asked you to migrate a couple of Oracle databases to MySQL. Databases are migrated, and now what? How do you manage these MySQL databases?

In this blog, we show you how Oracle DBAs can best manage MySQL by covering the basic operations of MySQL with reference to similar tasks in your Oracle environment.

The Current State of Open Source Backup Management for PostgreSQL

This blog takes a deep-dive into the most popular open source backup programs available for PostgreSQL, what their current state is, and how they compare to one another.

Basic Administration Comparison Between Oracle, MSSQL, MySQL, PostgreSQL

Supporting different types of databases in a mixed environment is not an easy task. In this blog post we will compare different types of RDBMS systems from the DBA/DevOps administration perspective.

Automate Deployment of your MySQL or Postgres Cluster from Backup

Restoring backups on newly deployed clusters can be time consuming. There are a number of procedures and checks to go through, and it is a task that lends itself to automation. This blog post shows you how to automate the entire process and deliver improvements in terms of speed, efficiency and cost.

How to Manage Your PostgreSQL Databases from the ClusterControl CLI

What if you could deploy a 3-node streaming replication setup in one command? Or orchestrate a master failover with reslaving of nodes in one command? Welcome to ClusterControl’s command line interface to manage your PostgreSQL setups. This blog post shows you how to manage your PostgreSQL streaming replication cluster using s9s, the ClusterControl CLI.

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.

Deploying and Managing PostgreSQL 11: New in ClusterControl 1.7.1

A few days ago was the release of a new version of ClusterControl, the 1.7.1, with several new features, including for PostgreSQL. In this blog, we will see how to deploy PostgreSQL 11 version using ClusterControl. We’ll also check out the new backup verification feature that you can use to automatically test your backups.

Announcing ClusterControl 1.7.1: Support for PostgreSQL 11 and MongoDB 4.0, Enhanced Monitoring

This blog provides an overview of the next iteration of the agent-based monitoring features for MySQL, Galera Cluster, PostgreSQL and ProxySQL in ClusterControl with its 1.7.1 release, support for PostgreSQL 11 and MongoDB 4.0, as well as a whole range of new monitoring and backup management features for PostgreSQL … and more.

PostgreSQL Replication for Disaster Recovery

This blog explains how to utilize streaming replication and point in time recovery to achieve high availability using failover.