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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.

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.

We’ve answered Eurofunk’s database SOS call

Announcing Eurofunk as our latest customer, who replaced Oracle with ClusterControl to deploy, monitor and manage the back-end MySQL Galera Cluster and associated database load balancers.

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About cloud lock-in and open source databases

Severalnines CEO Vinay Joosery discusses key considerations to take when choosing cloud providers to host and manage mission critical data; and thus avoid cloud lock-in.

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Announcing NinesControl: helping MongoDB and MySQL developers scale in AWS and DigitalOcean clouds

Today we’re announcing NinesControl, a database management cloud service, which enables developers to uniformly and transparently deploy and manage polyglot open source databases on any cloud, with no vendor lock-in.

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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We’re keeping the tills ringing at eCommerce platform vidaXL

Announcing our new customer, eCommerce platform vidaXL, who use ClusterControl to manage their MongoDB & MySQL database to help them compete with the world's largest e-commerce platforms.