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Severalnines on AWS Marketplace: Getting Started

Good news for AWS users! We are now available on AWS Marketplace. This allows you, with a single click of a button, to deploy ClusterControl in just a few minutes. Once ClusterControl is deployed, you can have it monitor your existing database clusters, or use it as a deployment server to set up new clusters. The AMI is free, so you only pay for the hardware/network resources that you actually consume. 

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How to Clone Your Database

If you are managing a production database, chances are high that you’ve had to clone your database to a different server than the production server. The basic method of creating a clone is to restore a database from a recent backup on to a different database server. Other methods include replicating from a source database while it is up, in which case it is important the original database be unaffected by any cloning procedure.

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ClusterControl 1.2.3 Released

The Severalnines team is pleased to announce the release of ClusterControl 1.2.3. This release contains new key features along with performance improvements and bug fixes. We have outlined some of the key features below. 

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MongoDB Tutorial - On-premises Cluster Management and Monitoring of MongoDB Replica Set

Replica Sets in MongoDB are very useful. They provide multiple copies of data, automated failover and read scalability. A Replica Set can consist of up to 12 nodes, with only one primary node (or master node) able to accept writes. In case of primary node failure, a new primary is auto-elected.Replica Sets in MongoDB are very useful. They provide multiple copies of data, automated failover and read scalability. A Replica Set can consist of up to 12 nodes, with only one primary node (or master node) able to accept writes. In case of primary node failure, a new primary is auto-elected.

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How to Scale Joomla on Multiple Servers

Joomla! is estimated to be the second most used CMS on the internet after WordPress, with users like eBay, IKEA, Sony, McDonald’s and Pizza Hut. In this post, we will describe how to scale Joomla on multiple servers. This architecture not only allows the CMS to handle more users, by load-balancing traffic across multiple servers. It also brings high availability by providing fail-over between servers.

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Replicate from a MySQL Server into a Galera Cluster

This article describes how to setup replication between a regular MySQL server and a Galera Cluster. The regular MySQL Server is the MASTER , and one of the Galera nodes will be the SLAVE:

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How to Cluster Magento, nginx and MySQL on Multiple Servers for High Availability

Magento is an open-source e-commerce platform built on Zend PHP and MySQL. It is widely adopted by online retailers with some 150,000 sites known to use it. Single server setups are easy to set up, but if your store is a huge success, then you probably need to think about clustering your environment with multiple servers. Clustering is done at the web, database and file-system level, as all web nodes need access to catalog images. 

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Scaling Wordpress and MySQL on Multiple Servers for Performance

Over the years, WordPress has evolved from a simple blogging platform to a CMS. Over seven million sites use it today, including the likes of CNN, Forbes, The New York Times and eBay. So, how do you scale Wordpress on multiple servers for high performance? 

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Several Ways to Install ClusterControl

With ClusterControl gaining in popularity, we are seeing users coming in from different angles. Some users are deploying their database cluster using our Online Configurators, others are looking to install ClusterControl to manage an existing database cluster. And some other users prefer to install ClusterControl first, and then use it to deploy database clusters on-premises.

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Turning MongoDB Replica Set to a Sharded Cluster

Replica Sets are a great way to replicate MongoDB data across multiple servers and have the database automatically failover in case of server failure. Read workloads can be scaled by having clients directly connect to secondary instances. Note that master/slave MongoDB replication is not the same thing as a Replica Set, and does not have automatic failover. 

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