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November 1, 2016

MongoDB Sharding Ins & Outs: Part One

So far in the “Become a MongoDB DBA” series, we covered Deployment, Configuration, Monitoring (part 1), Monitoring (part 2), backup, restore and read scaling. In our latest post we showed how to offload read requests...

October 24, 2016

Custom Database Alerts by Combining Metrics with MongoDB

In the previous blog posts, we gave a brief introduction to the ClusterControl Developer Studio and the ClusterControl Domain Specific Language. We covered some useful examples, e.g., how to extract information from the Performance Schema,...

October 10, 2016

MongoDB: How to Scale Reads

In previous posts of our “Become a MongoDB DBA” series, we covered Deployment, Configuration, Monitoring (part 1), Monitoring (part 2), backup and restore. From this blog post onwards, we shift our focus to the scaling...

September 20, 2016

Database Sharding: How Does it Work?

Database systems with large data sets or high throughput applications can challenge the capacity of a single database server. High query rates can exhaust CPU capacity, I/O resources, RAM or even network bandwidth. Horizontal scaling...

September 14, 2016

New ClusterControl Subscriptions for Managing MySQL, MongoDB and PostgreSQL

We’ve got your databases covered: check out our new pricing plans for ClusterControl, the single console to deploy, monitor and manage your entire database infrastructure. Whether you’re looking to manage standalone instances, need high availability...

September 12, 2016

Recovering your MongoDB Data

In previous posts of our MongoDB DBA series, we have covered Deployment, Configuration, Monitoring (part 1), Monitoring (part 2) and backup. Now it is time to recover MongoDB using a backup we made in the...

September 6, 2016

MongoDB Features – Sharded Deployments, Cluster-Consistent Backups, Advisors in ClusterControl 1.3.2 Release

The Severalnines team is pleased to announce the release of ClusterControl 1.3.2. This release contains new features, such as deploying MongoDB sharded clusters and scheduling cluster-consistent backups, MongoDB Advisors, a new alarm viewer and new...

August 15, 2016

Adding Existing Databases and Clusters (Updated)

In our previous blog post we covered the deployment of four types of clustering/replication: MySQL Galera, MySQL master-slave replication, PostgreSQL replication set and MongoDB replication set. This should enable you to create new clusters with...

August 9, 2016

A Guide to MongoDB Backups

In previous posts of our MongoDB DBA series, we have covered Deployment, Configuration, Monitoring (part 1) and Monitoring (part 2). The next step is ensuring your data gets backed up safely. Backups in MongoDB aren’t...

July 26, 2016

MongoDB Replication Lag Advisor

In the previous blog posts, we gave a brief introduction to the ClusterControl Developer Studio and the ClusterControl Domain Specific Language. We covered some useful examples, e.g., how to extract information from the Performance Schema...

July 14, 2016

Webinar Replay: Become a MongoDB DBA – What to Monitor (if You’re Really a MySQLer)

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this week’s webinar on how to monitor MongoDB (for the MySQL DBA). Art van Scheppingen, Senior Support Engineer at Severalnines, discussed the most important metrics to keep an...

July 12, 2016

MongoDB Monitoring and Trending: Part Two

In the previous post, we introduced the various functions and commands in MongoDB to retrieve your metrics. We also showcased a few out-of-the-box solutions (statsd, OpenTSDB, Prometheus, Cacti) that ship MongoDB metrics directly to some...

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