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Migrating Data from an Encrypted Amazon MySQL RDS Instance to an Encrypted Amazon Aurora Instance

 | August 23, 2017 |  Posted In: Aurora RDS, Cloud and MySQL, MySQL

Migrating Data

In this blog post, we’ll discuss migrating data from encrypted Amazon MySQL RDS to encrypted Amazon Aurora. One of my customers wanted to migrate from an encrypted MySQL RDS instance to an encrypted Aurora instance. They have a pretty large database, therefore using mysqldump or a similar tool was not suitable for them. They also wanted to setup […]

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Webinar Tuesday July 11, 2017: Securing Your MySQL/MariaDB Data

 | July 10, 2017 |  Posted In: MariaDB, MySQL, Security, SSL, Technical Webinars

Securing Your MySQL/MariaDB Data

Join Percona’s Chief Evangelist, Colin Charles as he presents Securing Your MySQL/MariaDB Data on Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 7:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT (UTC-7). Register Now This webinar will discuss the features of MySQL/MariaDB that when enabled and used improve the default usage of MySQL. Many cloud-based applications fail to: Use appropriate filesystem […]

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SSL Connections in MySQL 5.7

 | June 27, 2017 |  Posted In: MySQL, Security, SSL

SSL Connections

This blog post looks at SSL connections and how they work in MySQL 5.7. Recently I was working on an SSL implementation with MySQL 5.7, and I made some interesting discoveries. I realized I could connect to the MySQL server without specifying the SSL keys on the client side, and the connection is still secured […]

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Performance Evaluation of SST Data Transfer: With Encryption (Part 2)

 | March 30, 2017 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona XtraDB Cluster

SST Data Transfer

In this blog post, we’ll look at the performance of SST data transfer using encryption. In my previous post, we reviewed SST data transfer in an unsecured environment. Now let’s take a closer look at a setup with encrypted network connections between the donor and joiner nodes. The base setup is the same as the previous […]

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Encrypt your –defaults-file

 | October 12, 2016 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Toolkit

encrypt

This blog post will look how to use encryption to secure your database credentials. In the recent blog post Use MySQL Shell Securely from Bash, there are some good examples of how you might avoid using a ~/.my.cnf – but you still need to put that password down on disk in the script. MySQL 5.6.6 and later introduced […]

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Encrypted and incremental MySQL backups with Percona XtraBackup

 | April 24, 2014 |  Posted In: MySQL, Percona MySQL Consulting, Percona MySQL Support, Percona Software, Percona XtraBackup

We’ve recently received a number of questions on how to implement incremental MySQL backups alongside encryption with Percona XtraBackup. Some users thought it was not initially possible because with the default --encrypt options with XtraBackup, all files will be encrypted, but alas, that is not the case. This is where the option --extra-lsn-dir becomes useful, […]

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Heartbleed: Separating FAQ From FUD

 | April 9, 2014 |  Posted In: Insight for DBAs, MySQL, Percona Server, Security

If you’ve been following this blog (my colleague, David Busby, posted about it yesterday) or any tech news outlet in the past few days, you’ve probably seen some mention of the “Heartbleed” vulnerability in certain versions of the OpenSSL library. So what is ‘Heartbleed’, really? In short, Heartbleed is an information-leak issue. An attacker can […]

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