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Introduction to Failover for MySQL Replication - the 101 Blog

With this blog post we aim to give you an introduction to failover handling in MySQL & MariaDB by discussing what failover is, why it is unavoidable and what the difference is between failover and switchover. We also discuss the failover process in its most generic form and touch a bit on different issues that you will have to deal with in relation to the failover process.

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.

Controlling Replication Failover for MySQL and MariaDB with Pre- or Post-Failover Scripts

Databases are a part of a wider mesh of infrastructure components, and as such, failover usually has some impact on more than just the database. Therefore, the failover software needs a mechanism to orchestrate changes across the infrastructure. This blog post describes how ClusterControl can be integrated with external infrastructure and tools, through the use of scripts executed during failover process.

How to Control Replication Failover for MySQL and MariaDB

Automated failover is a critical functionality in a MySQL or MariaDB replication setup, involving master-promotion and reslaving. Now, not all slaves are good master candidates, so how do you control which node gets picked? This blog introduces whitelists and blacklists.

How to Recover Galera Cluster or MySQL Replication from Split Brain Syndrome

Split brain syndrome is a state where a cluster of nodes is partitioned into smaller clusters of equal numbers of nodes, and each cluster believes it is the active cluster. This is a harmful state, as data is changed on a partition, without being replicated to the other. This blog post describes how to prevent a split brain from happening, and what can be done if it does happen.

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.

An Expert’s Guide to Slony Replication for PostgreSQL

This blog provides an overview of Slony replication for PostgreSQL with tips and tricks for deploying and managing it in your setup.

Webinar Replay: How to Design Open Source Databases for High Availability

Watch this webinar replay on how to design open source databases for high availability. From discussing high availability concepts through to failover or switch over mechanisms, we cover all the need-to-know information when it comes to building highly available database infrastructures.

An Overview of Logical Replication in PostgreSQL

This blog provides an overview of the new logical replication function available in PostgreSQL 9.

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.