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ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Using socat on CentOS/RHEL for Streaming Backups

There are several ways to perform remote-to-remote data copy - socat, netcat, rsync, scp, sftp. ClusterControl previously used netcat for remote copy purposes, however we have flipped that decision to use socat. This blog post describes the reasons behind it.

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

The journey to compliance continues with Severalnines & the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

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Tips & Tricks for Navigating the PostgreSQL Community

This blog provides an enthusiasts view into the PostgreSQL development community with tips and resources to helping you get the most out of it.

Updated: ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Transparent Database Failover for your Applications

This blog shows you how to make database failure and failover transparent to your applications, by using HAProxy or ProxySQL.

How to Secure your PostgreSQL Database - 10 Tips

Security is not a game, it is a necessity! In this post we will discuss some common attacks against PostgreSQL server, and how to avoid them.

Updated: ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: MySQL Query Performance Tuning

In this blog post, we’ll look into how ClusterControl can help you solve problems related to query performance using the Query Monitor.

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.

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