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Monitoring Databases: A Product Comparison

 | March 16, 2017 |  Posted In: Database Monitoring, MariaDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring and Management, Percona Monitoring Plugins

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In this blog post, I will discuss the solutions for monitoring databases (which includes alerting) I have worked with and recommended in the past to my clients. This survey will mostly focus on MySQL solutions.  One of the most common issues I come across when working with clients is monitoring and alerting. Many times, companies […]

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Webinar Thursday, January 12: Percona Software News and Roadmap Update for Q1 2017

 | January 10, 2017 |  Posted In: MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Managed Services, Percona Monitoring and Management, Percona Monitoring Plugins, Percona Server, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup, Percona XtraDB Cluster, PMM, Technical Webinars

Please join Percona CEO Peter Zaitsev for a webinar on Thursday, January 12, 2017 at 11 am PST/ 2 pm EST (UTC-8) for a discussion on the Percona Software News and Roadmap Update for Q1 2017. In this webinar, Peter will discuss what’s new in Percona open source software. This will include Percona Server for […]

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.7 release

 | December 9, 2016 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MongoDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring Plugins

Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.7

Percona announces the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.7. Changelog New Nagios script pmp-check-mongo.py for MongoDB. Added MySQL socket and flag options to Cacti PHP script. Added disk volume check on “Mounted on” in addition to “Filesystem” to Cacti PHP script to allow monitoring of tmpfs mounts. Allow delayed slave to have SQL thread stopped […]

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.5 release

 | June 22, 2015 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Percona Monitoring Plugins

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.5. Changelog: Added more DB instance classes to pmp-check-aws-rds.py (issue 1398911) Added configurable query period and average time to pmp-check-aws-rds.py (issue 1436943) Added region support to pmp-check-aws-rds.py (issue 1442980) Added an option to alert when server is not configured as replica to pmp-check-mysql-replication-delay (issue […]

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Tips from the trenches for over-extended MySQL DBAs

 | December 2, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Managed Services, Percona Monitoring Plugins, Percona Remote DBA

This post is a follow-up to my November 19 webinar, “Tips from the Trenches: A Guide to Preventing Downtime for the Over-Extended DBA,” during which I described some of the most common reasons DBAs experience avoidable downtime. The session was aimed at the “over-stretched DBA,” identified as the MySQL DBA short of time or an […]

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Log rotate and the (deleted) MySQL log file mystery

 | November 12, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MariaDB, MySQL, Percona Monitoring Plugins, Percona Server

Did your logging stop working after you set up logrotate? Then this post might be for you. Some time ago, Peter Boros wrote about Rotating MySQL Slow Logs safely, explaining the steps of a “best practice” log rotate/archive. This post will add more info about the topic. When running logrotate for MySQL (after proper setting […]

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.4 release

 | July 21, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, Percona Monitoring Plugins

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.4. Changelog: * Added login-path support to Nagios plugins with MySQL client 5.6 (bug 1338549) * Added a new threshold option for delayed slaves to pmp-check-mysql-replication-delay (bug 1318280) * Added delayed slave support to pmp-check-mysql-replication-running (bug 1332082) * Updated Nagios plugins and Cacti script […]

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Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.3. Addressed CVE-2014-2569.

 | March 21, 2014 |  Posted In: Events and Announcements, MySQL, Percona Monitoring Plugins

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona Monitoring Plugins 1.1.3. Changelog: * Introduced more secure location of PHP script configs to harden a Cacti setup * Addressed CVE-2014-2569 We have introduced a more secure location /etc/cacti/ for PHP script configs. Earlier, the only way was to keep .php.cnf configs inside of scripts/ folder […]

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Hardening your Cacti setup

 | March 19, 2014 |  Posted In: Percona Monitoring Plugins, Security

If you are using Percona Monitoring Plugins for Cacti, this article should be important to you. By default, the Cacti setup is closed from accessing from Web. Here is an excerpt from /etc/httpd/conf.d/cacti.conf:

In order, to access the Cacti web interface, most likely, you will be changing this configuration. Commenting out Deny/Require statements will […]

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