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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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How to Achieve GDPR Compliance: Documenting Our Experience (I)

Follow Severalnines on their journey to compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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New Video - Ten Tips to Secure MySQL & MariaDB

This video details ten basic things you can do to ensure that your MySQL or MariaDB instances are secure.

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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.

Ten Tips on How to Achieve MySQL and MariaDB Security

This blog gives you 10 suggestions on how to improve the security of your MySQL or MariaDB installations.

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.

MySQL & MariaDB Database Backup Resources

This blog provides a list of all our best resources created to help users build and executive an effective and efficient MySQL and MariaDB database backup strategy & plan.

How to Stop or Throttle SST Operation on a Galera Cluster

A full node resync, or SST, can be a heavy, long-running operation that impacts the performance and stability of a Galera Cluster. This blog post explains a trick on how to stop an ongoing SST operation in a clean manner.

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New Tutorial: MySQL & MariaDB Load Balancing with ProxySQL

Our new ProxySQL Tutorial gives you everything you need to learn about in order todeploy, manage and maximize this exciting new database-aware load balancing technology.

Considerations When Running ClusterControl in the Cloud

We increasingly see companies moving their database workloads from on-premise bare-metal infrastructure to public cloud. There are some considerations to take into account when running ClusterControl to manage your databases in the cloud.

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