Author - Ivan Groenewold

Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.5 EOL Date is Approaching – Act Now!

Amazon RDS for MySQL 5.5 EOL

As mentioned in the AWS discussion forum back in October, Amazon has started the end of life (EOL) process for RDS MySQL version 5.5. What this means is:

AWS will upgrade RDS instances to MySQL 5.7 starting February 9 2021 00:00 UTC during your next defined maintenance window, provided you have one.
If you don’t have […]

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Restore a Replica Set to a New Environment with Percona Backup for MongoDB

restore a backup MongoDB

Percona Backup for MongoDB (PBM) is our open source tool for backing up MongoDB clusters. Initially, the tool was developed for restoring the backups in the same environment they are taken. In this post, I will show you how to restore a backup to a new environment instead.
Let’s assume you followed the instructions to […]

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Deploying Percona Monitoring and Management 2 Without Access to the Internet

percona monitoring and management deployment

Normally it is quite easy to deploy Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) Server as a Docker container as per the official documentation. However, when working in very restrictive environments, it is possible the server doesn’t have access to the public Internet, so pulling the image from the Docker hub is not possible. Fortunately, there are […]

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Creating an External Replica of AWS Aurora MySQL with Mydumper

Oftentimes, we need to replicate between Amazon Aurora and an external MySQL server. The idea is to start by taking a point-in-time copy of the dataset. Next, we can configure MySQL replication to roll it forward and keep the data up-to-date.
This process is documented by Amazon, however, it relies on the mysqldump method to […]

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Streaming Percona XtraBackup for MySQL to Multiple Destinations

Percona XtraBackup for MySQL to Multiple Destinations

Have you ever had to provision a large number of instances from a single backup? The most common use case is having to move to new hardware, but there are other scenarios as well. This kind of procedure can involve multiple backup/restore operations which can easily become a pain to administer. Let’s look at […]

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