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Category Archives: High-availability

How We Made MySQL Great Again, or Upgrading MySQL with Orchestrator

In this blog post, we’ll discuss upgrading MySQL with Orchestrator. I recently had a client, Life360, that wanted to upgrade from Percona Server 5.5 to Percona Server 5.6, and implement GTID in their high transaction environment. …

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Docker MySQL Replication 101
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In this blog post, we’ll discuss some of the basics regarding Docker MySQL replication. Docker has gained widespread popularity in recent years as a lightweight alternative to virtualization. It is ideal for building virtual development and …

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How MaxScale monitors servers

In this post, we’ll address how MaxScale monitors servers. We saw in the We saw in the previous post how we could deal with high availability (HA) and read-write split using MaxScale. If you remember …

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High availability with asynchronous replication… and transparent R/W split

In this post, the first one of a Maxscale series, I describe how to use MariaDB’s MaxScale and MySQL-utilities with MySQL Asynchronous replication. When we talk about high availability with asynchronous replication, we always think …

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Better high availability: MySQL and Percona XtraDB Cluster with good application design

High Availability Have you ever wondered if your application should be able to work in read-only mode? How important is that question? MySQL seems to be the most popular database solution for web-based products. Most …

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MySQL 5.7 first impressions on group-replication

During the last few weeks I’ve been testing and playing a bit with the new group-replication plugin available for MySQL 5.7. Before continuing I’d like to clarify some aspects: the plugin is only available in labs …

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Webinar: Writing Application Code for MySQL High Availability Followup Questions

Thanks to all who attended my webinar last week on Writing Application Code for MySQL High Availability.  This blog is for me to address the extra questions I didn’t have time to answer on the stream. …

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Playing with Percona XtraDB Cluster in Docker

Like any good, thus lazy, engineer I don’t like to start things manually. Creating directories, configuration files, specify paths, ports via command line is too boring. I wrote already how I survive in case when …

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MaxScale: A new tool to solve your MySQL scalability problems

Ever since MySQL replication has existed, people have dreamed of a good solution to automatically split read from write operations, sending the writes to the MySQL master and load balancing the reads over a set …

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High availability using MySQL in the cloud

Next Wednesday (June 10) I’ll be co-presenting a webinar on using MySQL in the cloud for High Availability (HA). Joining me will be 451 Research analyst Jason Stamper and together we’ll talk about the realities …

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