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PostgreSQL Management and Automation with ClusterControl - New Whitepaper

This whitepaper provides an overview of what it takes to configure and manage a PostgreSQL production environment and shows how ClusterControl provides PostgreSQL automation in a centralized and user-friendly way.

Setting up HTTPS on the ClusterControl Server

SSL is an important part of securing your ClusterControl installation. This blog post discusses HTTPS settings for ClusterControl and how to utilize them.

Updated: Become a ClusterControl DBA: Safeguarding your Data

So now that you have your databases up and running and highly available, how do you ensure that you have backups of your data? You can use backups for multiple things: disaster recovery, to provide production data to test against development or even to provision a slave node. This last case is already covered by ClusterControl. When you add a new (replica) node to your replication setup, ClusterControl will make a backup/snapshot of the master node and use it to build the replica. 

Getting the Most Out of ClusterControl Community Edition

ClusterControl Community Edition is a database management system that can be used freely by database administrators and sysadmins to deploy and learn about different clustering solutions for MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL.

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How to Go Into Production With MongoDB - Top Ten Tips

Check out some of these top tips for going into production with MongoDB from selecting deployment options through to monitoring solutions.

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Announcing ClusterControl 1.6 - automation and management of open source databases in the cloud

You can now deploy MySQL, MariaDB, MongoDB and PostgreSQL clusters in the cloud. ClusterControl now supports deployments of your databases on AWS, Azure and Google Cloud. This blog provides an overview of the new features in the ClusterControl 1.6 release.

Database Automation Behind Sweden’s New Electronic Identity Freja eID

Learn how ClusterControl helped Sweden’s newest IT Security product manage their database life cycle end-to-end.

Comparing Database Proxy Failover Times - ProxySQL, MaxScale and HAProxy

This blog describes the failover and switchover operations executed by ClusterControl, and compares failover times when using ProxySQL, MaxScale and HAProxy.

The Best Alert and Notification Tools for PostgreSQL

This blog highlights the top alert and notification systems available for PostgreSQL database deployments.

Updated: Become a ClusterControl DBA: Making your DB components HA via Load Balancers

There are various ways to retain high availability with databases. You can use Virtual IPs (VRRP) to manage host availability, you can use resource managers like Zookeeper and Etcd to (re)configure your applications or use load balancers/proxies to distribute the workload over all available hosts.

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