Tag - outage

How Securing MySQL with TCP Wrappers Can Cause an Outage

securing mysql tcp

The Case
Securing MySQL is always a challenge. There are general best practices that can be followed for securing your installation, but the more complex setup you have the more likely you are to face some issues which can be difficult to troubleshoot.
We’ve recently been working on a case (thanks Alok Pathak and Janos Ruszo […]

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MySQL, –i-am-a-dummy!

In this blog post, we’ll look at how “operator error” can cause serious problems (like the one we saw last week with AWS), and how to avoid them in MySQL using
–i-am-a-dummy.
Recently, AWS had some serious downtime in their East region, which they explained as the consequence of a bad deployment. It seems like […]

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How to create a rock-solid MySQL database backup & recovery strategy

Have you ever wondered what could happen if your MySQL database goes down?
Although it’s evident such a crash will cause downtime – and surely some business impact in terms of revenue – can you do something to reduce this impact?
The simple answer is “yes” by doing regular backups (of course) but are you 100% […]

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