Deploying a MongoDB Proof of Concept on Google Cloud Platform

Recently, I needed to set up a Proof of Concept (POC) and wanted to do it on Google Cloud Platform (GCP).  After documenting the process, it seemed it might be helpful for others looking for the most basic guide possible to get a Mongo server up and running on GCP.  The process below will […]

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MySQL 101: Basic MySQL Server Triage

MySQL 101 Server Triage

So your MySQL server has crashed.  What do you do now?  When a server is down, in my opinion, there are two steps that are essential and both are extremely important and neither should be neglected:

Save diagnostic information for determining the root cause analysis (RCA).
Get the server back up and running.

Too many people rush […]

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Percona Kubernetes Operators and Azure Blob Storage

Percona Kubernetes Operators and Azure Blob Storage

Percona Kubernetes Operators allow users to simplify deployment and management of MongoDB and MySQL databases on Kubernetes. Both operators allow users to store backups on S3-compatible storage and leverage Percona XtraBackup and Percona Backup for MongoDB to deliver backup and restore functionality. Both backup tools do not work with Azure Blob Storage, which is […]

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What’s New at Percona Live ONLINE 2021?

Percona Live 2021

Percona Live ONLINE is a community-focused event for database developers, administrators, and decision-makers to share their knowledge and experiences.
We would love you to join us on May 12-13 for this year’s event.
Register and attend for FREE!
This year Percona Live is going to be our biggest and best event yet! 
Free, just like our software, Percona […]

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Monitoring OPNSense Firewall with Percona Monitoring and Management

OPNsense firewall Percona Monitoring Management

I try to use Open Source when a good solution exists, so for my home firewall, I’m using OPNSense  – a very powerful FreeBSD-based firewall appliance with great features along with a powerful GUI.
One of the plugins available with OPNSense is  node_exporter, which exposes a lot of operating system metrics through the Prometheus protocol.
Installing […]

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