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What’s New in ClusterControl 1.4 - Backup Management

This blog post covers the new backup features available in ClusterControl version 1.4.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks: How to Manage Configuration Templates for your databases

ClusterControl comes with a set of configuration template files to simplify deployments. This blog post provides an overview of these configuration templates, and how to best make use of them.

Automatic failover of MySQL Replication - New in ClusterControl 1.4

MySQL replication setups are inevitably related to failovers - what do you do when your master fails and your applications are not able to write to the database anymore? Automated failover is required if you need to quickly recover an environment to keep your database up 24x7. This blog post discusses this new replication feature recently introduced in ClusterControl 1.4.

Using ClusterControl to Deploy and Configure ProxySQL on top of MySQL Replication

This blog post shows you how to deploy and configure ProxySQL from ClusterControl 1.3.3, on top of a master-slave replication setup. ProxySQL is an SQL-aware load balancer. It allows you to automatically do read-write split of your traffic, by sending writes to your writeable master and sending reads to the read-only slaves.

Automating MySQL Replication with ClusterControl 1.4.0 - what’s new

This blog post will go through new replication features in ClusterControl 1.4.0, including enhanced multi-master deployment, managing replication topology changes, automated failover and handling of replication errors.

Announcing ClusterControl 1.4 - the MySQL Replication & MongoDB Edition

Release of ClusterControl 1.4 with key new features related to MySQL Replication and MongoDB in particular, along with performance improvements and bug fixes.

Online schema change with gh-ost - throttling and changing configuration at runtime

When performing schema changes online, it is important to be able to control the performance impact on our running databases. This blog post discusses gh-ost’s throttling mechanism. We will also cover the runtime configuration changes that gh-ost allows.

How to use the ClusterControl Query Monitor for MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server

Bad query performance is probably the most common problem that a database administrator has to deal with. This blog post shows you how to use ClusterControl to monitor queries on your MySQL, MariaDB or Percona Server.

Tips and Tricks - How to shard MySQL with ProxySQL in ClusterControl

Sharding can be a painful exercise. Databases need to be split on multiple servers, data migrated, and applications have to be tweaked to be aware of the shards. However, there are ways to make this less painful. This blog explains how to use ProxySQL to shard a table to another cluster in ClusterControl without changing your application.

How to perform online schema changes on MySQL using gh-ost

This blog post shows you how to use GitHub’s gh-ost to perform an online schema change on a MySQL master-slave replication setup.