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Simple Scheduling of Maintenance Windows across your Database Clusters

Maintenance is something that an operation team can not avoid. ClusterControl can be configured to simplify your maintenance routines. In this post, we’ll show you some advanced use cases of cluster-wide maintenance with iterations using ClusterControl CLI.

Failover for PostgreSQL Replication 101

Failover is a procedure that we hope we won’t have to use, but we must know how it works. In this blog, we will be cover the basic definitions of failover in PostgreSQL replication, and some example scenarios where failover can be useful.

6 Common Failure Scenarios for MySQL & MariaDB, and How to Fix Them

Database failures can happen at different levels, from schema corruption on an individual server to hardware or even an entire datacenter going down. So how do we troubleshoot and fix these? In this blogpost, we will walk through 6 different failure scenarios and see how we recovery from them.

Galera Cluster Recovery 101 - A Deep Dive into Network Partitioning

Galera automatic node provisioning and membership control simplifies database cluster operation and improves the reliability of its replication technology. In this blog post, we are diving into the Galera recovery process in events where network partitioning happens.

How to Recover MySQL Galera Cluster from an Asynchronous Slave?

What do you do if you lose your Galera Cluster? A simple solution is to failover to an asynchronous slave. The slave would immediately serve up-to-date data to applications, with minimal downtime. But then, with the slave being the new source of truth, how do you recover your Galera Cluster?

How to Overcome Accidental Data Deletion in MySQL & MariaDB

Someone accidently deleted part of the database, or forgot to include a WHERE clause in a DELETE query, or dropped the wrong table. Things like that may and will happen, it is inevitable and human. But the impact can be disastrous. What can you do to guard yourself against such situations, and how can you recover your data?

Watch the Webinar Replay: How to Measure Database Availability

Watch Part 2 of our database high availability webinar special. In this session we focus on how to measure database availability. It is notoriously hard to measure and report on, although it is an important KPI in any SLA between you and your customers. We discuss the different factors that affect database availability and see how one can measure database availability in a realistic way.

Become a PostgreSQL DBA: Point-in-Time Database Restoration

In this blog post,  we describe how to perform point-in-time recovery in PostgreSQL

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.

Updated - How to Bootstrap MySQL or MariaDB Galera Cluster

Unlike standard MySQL server and MySQL Cluster, the way to start a MySQL or MariaDB Galera Cluster is a bit different. Galera requires you to start a node in a cluster as a reference point, before the remaining nodes are able to join and form the cluster. This process is known as cluster bootstrap. Bootstrapping is an initial step to introduce a database node as primary component, before others see it as a reference point to sync up data.

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