Author - Daniel Guzmán Burgos

Scaling the Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona XtraDB Cluster

Scaling Percona Kubernetes Operator

You got yourself a Kubernetes cluster and are now testing our Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona XtraDB Cluster. Everything is working great and you decided that you want to increase the number of Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) pods from the default 3, to let’s say, 5 pods.
It’s just a matter of running the […]

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ProxySQL Behavior in the Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona XtraDB Cluster

ProxySQL Percona Kubernetes Operator

The Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona XtraDB Cluster(PXC) comes with ProxySQL as part of the deal. And to be honest, the behavior of ProxySQL is pretty much the same as in a regular non-k8s deployment of it. So why bother to write a blog about it? Because what happens around ProxySQL in the context […]

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Deploying the Percona Kubernetes Operator for XtraDB Cluster in Amazon (AWS)

Percona Kubernetes Operator for Percona XtraDB Cluster in AWS

Being that Amazon is one of the most-used cloud vendors, it is only natural that one may ask “How can Kubernetes be used in AWS?“. And the answer is – not that different than with other cloud vendors. What one needs is two things (and this applies universally): a Kubernetes cluster + the Percona […]

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Amazon RDS MySQL Minor Upgrades: Not So Fast!

aws rds mysql minor upgrades

The promise of DBaaS like RDS is to reduce operational overhead (among other things) and one of the stellar cases is upgrades (major and minor). The suggested procedure involves just a couple of steps. For example, using AWS Console, you can enable “Auto minor upgrade” or modify the DB instance and schedule the upgrade […]

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MySQL Distributed Logical Backups: a Proof of Concept

MySQL Distributed Backups

The importance of having periodic backups is a given in Database life. There are different flavors: binary ones (Percona XtraBackup), binlog backups, disk snapshots (lvm, ebs, etc) and the classic ones: logical backups, the ones that you can take with tools like mysqldump, mydumper, or mysqlpump. Each of them with a specific purpose, MTTRs, […]

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