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Percona XtraBackup 8 Enables –lock-ddl by Default

Percona XtraBackup 8 Enables --lock-ddl by Default

Percona XtraBackup 8.0.23 enables the “lock-ddl” option by default to ensure any DDL events do not corrupt the backups. Any DML events continue to occur, and only DDL events are blocked.
A DDL lock protects the definition of tables and views. With the “–lock-ddl” option disabled, Percona XtraBackup allows backups while concurrent DDL events continue […]

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Achieving a More Secure MongoDB with Percona Monitoring and Management’s Security Tool

More Secure MongoDB

Percona Monitoring and Management (PMM) is a great way to monitor your MongoDB deployment for things like memory, CPU, inter-database metrics like wiredTiger cache utilization, read/write ticket utilization, Query Analytics, and many, many more.  Did you know that in addition to all that, it also has a security threat tool?  In this blog, we’ll […]

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Getting Started with MongoDB in OpenShift Using the Percona Server for MongoDB Kubernetes Operator

MongoDB in OpenShift

Kubernetes has become an integral part of many architectures and has continued to rise in popularity.  Kubernetes is an open source platform for managing containerized workloads and services.  One approach to running Kubernetes is Redhat’s OpenShift.  OpenShift is RedHat’s name for its family of containerization products.  The main part of OpenShift and the product […]

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Drain Kubernetes Nodes… Wisely

Drain Kubernetes Nodes Wisely

What is Node Draining?
Anyone who ever worked with containers knows how ephemeral they are. In Kubernetes, not only can containers and pods be replaced, but the nodes as well. Nodes in Kubernetes are VMs, servers, and other entities with computational power where pods and containers run.
Node draining is the mechanism that allows users to […]

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The MySQL Clone Wars: Plugin vs. Percona XtraBackup

MySQL Plugin vs. Percona XtraBackup

Large replication topologies are quite common nowadays, and this kind of architecture often requires a quick method to rebuild a replica from another server.
The Clone Plugin, available since MySQL 8.0.17, is a great feature that allows cloning databases out of the box. It is easy to rebuild a replica or to add new nodes […]

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