How to Get Started with Open Source Database Management

Presented by Krzysztof Ksiazek
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Join Krzysztof Książek, Senior Support Engineer at Severalnines and expert Database Administrator (DBA), for this 60min crash course on managing open source databases!

If you’ve recently been tasked with taking care of an open source database and are not sure how to proceed; or have worked with open source databases before, but never had to manage them (in other words, you’re not a DBA) … this webinar is for you!

What should you focus on? What are the most important tasks of a DBA?

Krzysztof will share some tips to help you get started on your adventure in open source database management and will try to make it as database-agnostic as possible. In the end, no matter what database you end up managing, some of the tasks and skills required are the same.

So if you’re a sysadmin, DevOps, developer, system architect, … or a DBA in search of a refresher session, make sure to watch this webinar replay!


  • What does working with open source databases involve?
    • Runbooks
    • Testing procedures
  • Automation
    • Why automate?
    • What to automate?
  • Tips and tricks for typical procedures in open source database management
    • Backups
    • High Availability
    • Disaster Recovery
    • Monitoring
    • Health Checks
    • Performance Tuning


Krzysztof Ksiazek

Krzysztof Książek, Director of Support at Severalnines. For nearly 15 years Krzysztof has held positions as a SysAdmin & DBA designing, deploying, and driving the performance of MySQL-based databases. In his role at Severalnines Krzysztof and his team are responsible for delivering 24/7 support for our clients mission-critical applications across a variety of database technologies as well as creating technical content, consulting and training. His spare time is spent with his wife and child as well as the occasional hiking and ski trip.

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