Galera Cluster

Version 5.7 & 8.0 (Percona XtraDB Cluster)
Version 10.3, 10.4, 10.5, 10.6, 10.8, 10.9, 10.10 & 10.11  (MariaDB Cluster)

Galera Cluster, also known as MySQL Galera, is deployable via ClusterControl using Percona, MariaDB on-premise, and the MySQL binaries for cloud deployments. You have all the options you’ve ever wanted with the click of a button, including node recovery, bootstrapping the cluster, rolling restarts, and clones.

Tech highlights


  • Percona XtraDB Cluster
  • MariaDB Cluster
  • Operating system provided repository
  • Custom repository binaries

Replication types

  • Synchronous / Certification-Based Replication
  • Cluster-to-cluster replication

Top features

  • Deployment completeness
  • Seamless failover
  • Galera observability

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Features list

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Time series
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Top rated Docs

Galera Cluster docs

Cluster Recovery Docs

Import a Database Cluster docs

Top rated Blogs

How to configure SELinux for MySQL-based systems (MySQL/MariaDB Replication + Galera)

Deploying a Hybrid Infrastructure Environment for Percona XtraDB Cluster

Galera Cluster Comparison – Codership vs Percona vs MariaDB


We have our existing Galera Cluster highly tuned and monitored. What assurance does ClusterControl give me in this sense?

There are specific dashboards on Galera WSRep statistics, flow control and load balancer metrics, and MySQL dashboards—all under the Galera main dashboard.

For our disaster recovery strategy, we are looking into replicating between two Galera clusters. Is that covered with ClusterControl?

There’s a specific option to create a replica cluster from an existing Galera cluster, either streaming or from a previous backup. That’s in addition to taking a clone.

What backup options are available for Galera Cluster?

You can take backups from any node, primary, or just let ClusterControl auto-select the node. And that can be backed up to cloud or on-premise. It also includes encryption, compression, and even network throttling.