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MySQL in the Cloud - Online Migration from Amazon RDS to EC2 instance (part 1)

RDS for MySQL is easy to get started. It's a convenient way to deploy and use MySQL, without having to worry about any operational overhead. The tradeoff though is reduced control.

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MySQL in the Cloud - Pros and Cons of Amazon RDS

Moving your data into a public cloud service is a big decision. All the major cloud vendors offer cloud database services, with Amazon RDS for MySQL being probably the most popular. In this blog, we’ll have a close look at what it is, how it works, and compare its pros and cons.

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MySQL on Docker: Deploy a Homogeneous Galera Cluster with etcd

Our journey to make Galera Cluster run smoothly on Docker containers continues. Deploying Galera Cluster on Docker is tricky when using orchestration tools. With this blog, find out how to deploy a homogeneous Galera Cluster with etcd.

ClusterControl Developer Studio: Custom database alerts by combining metrics

ClusterControl allows you to write elaborate advisors. This post shows you how to combine multiple metrics and trigger alerts if your MongoDB replication window becomes smaller than 24 hours.

9 DevOps Tips for going in production with MySQL / MariaDB Galera Cluster: webinar replay

In this webinar, we will guide you through 9 key tips to consider before taking Galera Cluster for MySQL / MariaDB into production.

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MySQL on Docker: Multi-Host Networking for MySQL Containers (Part 2 - Calico)

This blog post covers the basics of deploying MySQL containers with Project Calico, a simple, pure layer 3 networking approach with no overlays for networking "workloads" such as VMs and containers.

Database Security - MySQL Upgrade Instructions for Zero-day Exploit

This blog shows you how to upgrade your MySQL and MariaDB databases, in order to address CVE-2016-6662 - a publicly disclosed vulnerability in MySQL.

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Sign up for our new webinar: 9 DevOps Tips for Going in Production with Galera Cluster for MySQL / MariaDB

In this webinar, we will guide you through 9 key tips to consider before taking Galera Cluster for MySQL / MariaDB into production.

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Infrastructure Automation - Deploying ClusterControl and MySQL-based systems on AWS using Ansible

This blog post has the latest updates to our ClusterControl Ansible Role. It now supports automatic deployment of MySQL-based systems (MySQL Replication, Galera Cluster, NDB Cluster).

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: Customizing your Database Backups

ClusterControl follows some best practices to perform backups using mysqldump or Percona xtrabackup. Although these work for the majority of database workloads, you might still want to customize your backups. This blog shows you how.