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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.

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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.

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How to Perform Efficient Backup for MySQL and MariaDB

There are a number of ways to backup MySQL and MariaDB, each comes with pros and cons. An effective backup strategy will depend on the requirements of the business, the environment you operate in, and the resources at your disposal.

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Online schema change for MySQL & MariaDB - comparing GitHub’s gh-ost vs pt-online-schema-change

Online schema changes are a fact of life for any DBA. While there are tools to assist, for example, Percona’s pt-online-schema-change, it does not come without drawbacks. GitHub released a new online schema change tool called gh-ost. This post looks at how gh-ost compares to pt-online-schema-change, and how it can be used to address some limitations.

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The choice of MySQL storage engine and its impact on backup procedures

MySQL offers multiple storage engines to store its data, with InnoDB and MyISAM the most popular ones. This has an impact on how you design and run your backup procedures.

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New whitepaper - the DevOps Guide to database backups for MySQL and MariaDB

Check out our free new whitepaper on database backups, which discusses in detail the two most popular backup utilities available for MySQL and MariaDB, namely mysqldump and Percona XtraBackup.

Deploying and Monitoring MySQL and MongoDB clusters in the cloud with NinesControl

This blog shows you how to deploy and monitor MySQL Galera, MariaDB and MongoDB clusters on DigitalOcean and Amazon Web Services using NinesControl.

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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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