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Cloud Disaster Recovery for MariaDB and MySQL

This blog is a handy survival guide for MySQL & MariaDB (cloud) disaster recovery and how to survive datacenter failures.

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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.

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Cloud Database Features Comparison - Amazon RDS vs Google Cloud SQL

As more companies run their workloads in the cloud, cloud database services are increasingly being used manage data. Database services from the leading vendors share many similarities, but they have their own characteristics that may make them well-, or ill-suited to your workload. In this article, we are going to compare the database services from two of the leading cloud vendors - Google Cloud SQL and Amazon RDS for MySQL.

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Capacity Planning for MySQL and MariaDB - Dimensioning Storage Size

How much storage should we allocate to the database depends on how fast the database is expected to grow. It sounds like a simple question to answer, but there are a number of factors to consider before we can come up with an accurate answer. This blog post gives you some tips on how to plan and dimension storage size for your MySQL and MariaDB servers in production.

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Comparing Replication Solutions from Oracle and MySQL

In this post, we are going to compare Oracle 12c logical replication with MySQL 5.7. Both technologies offer reliable standby systems to offload production workload and help in case of disaster. We will take a look at their architectures, analyze pros and cons and go through the steps on how to set them up.

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How to Secure Galera Cluster - 8 Tips

As a distributed database system, Galera Cluster requires additional security measures as compared to a centralized database. Data is distributed across multiple servers or datacenters, with significant data communication across nodes. This blog post covers some important tips to secure your Galera Cluster installation.

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How to Secure the ClusterControl Server

This blog post shows multiple ways to enhance the security of your ClusterControl setup.

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How to Secure Your Open Source Databases with ClusterControl

This blog post dives into ClusterControl's features which are built to assist administrators to have a secured database setup in production environment.

Zero Downtime Network Migration with MySQL Galera Cluster using Relay Node

This is a step-by-step guide on how to migrate your database service from one network/cloud platform to another, without downtime.

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Several Ways to Intentionally Fail or Crash your MySQL Instances for Testing

This blog post features some ideas (with examples) on how to crash a MySQL server in a Linux environment.

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