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Migration from Percona XtraDB Cluster/Galera to MySQL InnoDB Cluster in 10 steps

MySQL InnoDB Cluster is the official High Availability solution for and from MySQL.

MySQL InnoDB Cluster is composed by MySQL Server, MySQL Group Replication, MySQL Router and MySQL Shell.

Before InnoDB Cluster there was no standard solution for MySQL Availability and many custom solutions were used (some better than the others). But there was a good solution using some similar principles of MySQL Group Replication: Galera.

Now that MySQL InnoDB Cluster is mature and easier to orchestrate than galera, I receive a lot of requests on how to migrate from Galera (or Percona XtraDB Cluster) to MySQL InnoDB Cluster.

I already wrote some time ago an article on this process: how to migrate from Galera to MySQL Group Replication.

In this article we will see how we can migrate from Percona XtraDB …

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Releasing ProxySQL 2.2.0

We are proud to announce the latest release of ProxySQL version 2.2.0

ProxySQL is a high performance, high availability, protocol aware proxy for MySQL, with a GPL license! It can be downloaded from the ProxySQL Repository (instructions here) or for a Docker image check out the Official ProxySQL Docker Repository. ProxySQL is freely usable and accessible according to the GNU GPL v3.0 license.

Release Overview Highlights

ProxySQL v2.2.0 is a minor release comprising of backward compatible changes, enhancements and bug fixes. Going forward ProxySQL will be using the common versioning standard “Major.Minor.Patch” and so this is essentially the first minor release of the 2.1 branch and inclues many fixes and features that were added to the 2.0 branches …

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HA vs AlwaysOn

 In the 1990s I spent a few years studying requirements on databases used in 3G telecom networks. The main requirement was centered around three keywords, Latency, Throughput and Availability. In this blog post I will focus on Availability.


If a telecom database is down it means that no phone calls can be made, internet connections will not work and your app on your smartphone will cease to work. So more or less impacting each and everyone's life immediately.


The same requirements on databases now also start to appear in AI applications such as online Fraud detection, self-driving cars, smartphone apps.


Availability is measured in percent and for telecom databases the requirement is to reach 99.9999% availability. One often calls this Class 6 availability where 6 is the number of nines in the availability percentage.


Almost every database …

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Releasing ProxySQL 2.1.1

We are proud to announce the latest release of ProxySQL version 2.1.1 on the 21st of April 2021

ProxySQL is a high performance, high availability, protocol aware proxy for MySQL, with a GPL license! It can be downloaded from the ProxySQL Repository (instructions here) or for a Docker image check out the Official ProxySQL Docker Repository. ProxySQL is freely usable and accessible according to the GNU GPL v3.0 license.

Release Overview Highlights

ProxySQL v2.1.1 is a patch release comprising of minor backward compatible changes and bug fixes. This release is the first patch release of the 2.1 branch and inclues many fixes and features that were introduced in the 2.0.x branches after 2.1 was released.

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Setup DR for your MySQL InnoDB Cluster

MySQL InnoDB Cluster is the High Availability solution for MySQL. It delivers automatic fail-over and guarantees zero data loss (RPO=0).

RPO: Recovery Point Objective describes the interval of time that might pass during a disruption before the quantity of data lost during that period exceeds the Business Continuity Plan’s maximum allowable tolerance.

Example: our business architecture needs to have RPO=2 minutes. This means that in case of failure, 2 minutes of data can be lost.

However, and we saw this recently in Europe, an entire data center can “disappear” instantaneously… So it’s also important to have a Disaster Recovery plan.

One solution, is to have an InnoDB Cluster (Group Replication) that spans across multiple regions. However, this is often not feasible because of high latency across regions.

Another solution is InnoDB Cluster in one region with Asynchronous …

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Releasing ProxySQL 2.0.18

We are proud to announce the latest release of ProxySQL version 2.0.18 on the 8th of April 2021

ProxySQL is a high performance, high availability, protocol aware proxy for MySQL, with a GPL license! It can be downloaded from the ProxySQL Repository (instructions here) or for a Docker image check out the Official ProxySQL Docker Repository. ProxySQL is freely usable and accessible according to the GNU GPL v3.0 license.

Release Overview Highlights

ProxySQL v2.0.18 is a patch release comprising of minor backward compatible changes and bug fixes.

  • Note: ProxySQL v2.1.0 remains the latest stable GA release.

Be sure to try out the ProxySQL 2.0.18 release and …

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Releasing ProxySQL 2.0.17

ProxySQL is proud to announce the latest release of ProxySQL version 2.0.17 on the 9th of February 2021

ProxySQL is a high performance, high availability, protocol aware proxy for MySQL, with a GPL license! It can be downloaded here or alternatively from the ProxySQL Repository, or the Docker image available on our Official ProxySQL Docker Repository.  ProxySQL is freely usable and accessible according to the GNU GPL v3.0 license.

Release Overview Highlights

ProxySQL v2.0.17 is a patch release comprising of minor backward compatible changes and bug fixes. 

Be sure to try out the new ProxySQL 2.0.17 release and …

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Releasing ProxySQL 2.0.16

ProxySQL is proud to announce the latest release of ProxySQL version 2.0.16 on the 26th of January 2021

ProxySQL is a high performance, high availability, protocol aware proxy for MySQL, with a GPL license! It can be downloaded here or alternatively from the ProxySQL Repository, or the Docker image available on our Official ProxySQL Docker Repository.  ProxySQL is freely usable and accessible according to the GNU GPL v3.0 license.

Release Overview Highlights

ProxySQL v2.0.16 is a patch release comprising of minor backward compatible changes and bug fixes. This release brings several fixes to ProxySQL’s Native Galera monitor, AWS Aurora and connection handling.

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Releasing ProxySQL 2.0.15

ProxySQL is proud to announce the latest release of ProxySQL version 2.0.15 on the 30th of October 2020

ProxySQL is a high performance, high availability, protocol aware proxy for MySQL, with a GPL license! It can be downloaded here or alternatively from the ProxySQL Repository, and freely usable and accessible according to the GNU GPL v3.0 license.

Release Overview Highlights

ProxySQL v2.0.15 is a patch release comprising of minor backward compatible changes and bug fixes.

The most interesting highlight of this release is the introduction of ARMv8 64-bit packages which have been compiled for CentOS-RHEL 7/8, Debian 9/10 and Ubuntu 18/20 as well as a Docker image available on our …

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Releasing ProxySQL 2.0.14

ProxySQL is proud to announce the release of the latest stable version of ProxySQL 2.0.14 on the 8th of September 2020

ProxySQL is a high performance, high availability, protocol aware proxy for MySQL, with a GPL license! It can be downloaded here or alternatively from the ProxySQL Repository, and freely usable and accessible according to the GNU GPL v3.0 license.

Release Overview Highlights

Before discussing the features and fixes in this release we’d like to mention that we are aware of the delays in new releases. Ideally we would like to release ProxySQL more rapidly however we have recently been focusing our development efforts on ProxySQL 2.1.

The next edition of ProxySQL brings improved performance as well as many new and exciting …

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