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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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Database TCO - Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership for MySQL Management

This blog post will show you how to calculate the total cost of ownership (TCO) for database servers and how to optimize your cost.

High Availability on a Shoestring Budget - Deploying a Minimal Two Node MySQL Galera Cluster

Learn how to set up a Galera cluster with just 2 nodes and use Garbd to retain high availability.

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Schema changes in Galera cluster for MySQL and MariaDB - how to avoid RSU locks

This post shows you how to avoid locking existing queries when performing rolling schema upgrades in Galera Cluster for MySQL and MariaDB.

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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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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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How to set up read-write split in Galera Cluster using ProxySQL

This blog shows you how to setup read-write split in Galera Cluster using ProxySQL. It also covers some limitations that we found at the time of writing.

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MySQL on Docker: Introduction to Docker Swarm Mode and Multi-Host Networking

This blog post covers the basics of managing MySQL containers on top of Docker swarm mode and overlay network.

Severalnines Launches #MySQLHA CrowdChat

This post discusses the official launch of our #MySQLHA Crowdchat. This CrowdChat is brought to you by Severalnines and is hosted by a community of subject matter experts. CrowdChat is a community platform that works across Facebook, Twitter, and LinkedIn to allow users to discuss a topic using a specific #hashtag. We are focusing on the hashtag #MySQLHA in this CrowdChat.

Webinar Replay & Slides: How to build scalable database infrastructures with MariaDB & HAProxy

Replay of the webinar with WooServers and Severalnines on how CloudStats.me moved from MySQL to clustered MariaDB with HAProxy and MaxScale for high availability.

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