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ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Dealing with MySQL Long Running Queries

Long running queries are pretty much inevitable in MySQL or MariaDB, and unfortunately, they can lead to disastrous results. But why do queries take long time to execute? How do you deal with them?

This blog post shows how you can use ClusterControl to easily detect them, especially in environments with many database instances.

ClusterControl Tips and Tricks: Running ClusterControl on PHP 7

PHP 5 is deprecated since early this year, which may cause some concerns when running ClusterControl. This blog post shows you how to run ClusterControl on PHP 7.

Automate Deployment of your MySQL or Postgres Cluster from Backup

Restoring backups on newly deployed clusters can be time consuming. There are a number of procedures and checks to go through, and it is a task that lends itself to automation. This blog post shows you how to automate the entire process and deliver improvements in terms of speed, efficiency and cost.

How to Manage Your PostgreSQL Databases from the ClusterControl CLI

What if you could deploy a 3-node streaming replication setup in one command? Or orchestrate a master failover with reslaving of nodes in one command? Welcome to ClusterControl’s command line interface to manage your PostgreSQL setups. This blog post shows you how to manage your PostgreSQL streaming replication cluster using s9s, the ClusterControl CLI.

How to Backup and Restore ClusterControl

Migrating ClusterControl to new hardware used to be a pain - you had to reinstall it on the new server, restore configuration/metadata from the old one and redo database grants so the new server can access your managed databases. Not any more! Starting with 1.7.1, it is possible to backup the ClusterControl server in one command and restore it on a new server, with data, grants and all.  This blog shows you how to do this using the s9s CLI.

How to Optimize Performance of ClusterControl and Its Components

This blog post explains a number of ways to improve performance of ClusterControl and its components.

Database Monitoring - Troubleshooting Prometheus with SCUMM Dashboards

Our SCUMM dashboards rely on Prometheus and exporters to provide high-resolution monitoring data. However, there are cases when dashboards may not load. This blog goes through some troubleshooting guidelines.

Database Security - Backup Encryption In-Transit & At-Rest

Backup Encryption in-transit and at-rest are important when complying with PHI, PII, PCI DSS, GDPR, and HIPAA. This blog discusses how you can use ClusterControl to safely secure your data during transmission over the network or when persistently stored on disk.

How to Customize your MySQL & MariaDB Backups with ClusterControl

ClusterControl provides centralized backup management for MySQL and MariaDB, and it supports the main backup tools - mysqldump, xtrabackup and mariabackup. The command line arguments used are supposed to be the most optimal for most use cases, but you might still want to customize these to fit your particular needs. In this post, we will show you how to do that.

ClusterControl Tips & Tricks - Best Practices for Database Backups

This blog is about good practices for taking database backups using ClusterControl 1.7. ClusterControl’s centralized backup management for MySQL, MariaDB, PostgreSQL and MongoDB provides you with hot backups of large datasets, point in time recovery, at-rest and in-transit data encryption, data integrity via automatic restore verification, cloud backups (AWS, Google and Azure) for Disaster Recovery, retention policies to ensure compliance, and automated alerts and reporting.

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