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Percona Live Europe Presents: Test Like a Boss

 | September 25, 2019 |  Posted In: Events, MySQL, Tools

My first talk is a tutorial Testing like a boss: Deploy and Test Complex Topologies With a Single Command, scheduled at Percona Live Europe in Amsterdam on September 30th at 13:30. My second talk is Amazing sandboxes with dbdeployer scheduled on October 1st at 11:00. It is the same topic as the tutorial, but covers […]

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Are your Database Backups Good Enough?

 | September 20, 2019 |  Posted In: Events, MySQL

In the last few years there have been several examples of major service problems affecting businesses data: outages causing data inconsistencies; unavailability or data loss, and worldwide cyberattacks encrypting your files and asking for a ransom. Database-related incidents are a very common industry issue- even if the root cause is not the database system itself. […]

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Minimalist Tooling for MySQL/MariaDB DBAs

 | August 14, 2019 |  Posted In: MariaDB, MySQL, Tools

In my roles as a DBA at various companies, I generally found the tooling to be quite lacking. Everything from metrics collection, alerting, backup management; they were either missing, incomplete or implemented poorly. DBA-Tools was born from a desire to build backup tools that supported my needs in smaller/non-cloud environments. As BASH is easily the […]

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