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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.

HAProxy: All the Severalnines Resources

This blog aggregates all the great resources we have created to help you understand, deploy, and maximize the potential of HAProxy load balancing technology.

DIY Cloud Database on Amazon Web Services - New Whitepaper

This new whitepaper provides a step-by-step guide to setup your AWS environments and how-to configure it for optimal database operations; incl. an example overview of how to automate the deployment and management of a MongoDB cluster using ClusterControl.

Multiple Data Center Setups Using Galera Cluster for MySQL or MariaDB

Regardless of how redundant your database is, if everything is in a single data center, it might not be good enough. Losing network connectivity to the datacenter means your service will be unavailable. This blog provides insight into setting up Galera Cluster across multiple data centers.

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Video: Database Troubleshooting Tips for DevOps

This video describes three database scenarios which a DevOps Team may face and how to resolve them using ClusterControl and ProxySQL.

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DevOps Considerations for Production-ready Database Deployments

MySQL is easy to install and use, it has always been popular with developers and system administrators. On the other hand, a production-ready MySQL environment for a business-critical enterprise workload is a different story. It can be a bit of a challenge, and requires in-depth knowledge of the database. This blog discusses some of the steps which have to be taken before we can consider our MySQL deployment production-ready.