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Using OpenVPN with MySQL Database Service

I’ve already provided some solutions to connect to your MDS instance, using MySQL Router, SSH tunnel, … but one of the best way if you have multiple instance to manage, is to use a VPN.

This post summarize the steps on how to deploy Open VPN and configure your VCN to use it.

So, in OCI, we have already some MDS & Compute instances deployed, this is how the dashboard looks like:

OpenVPN Deployment

We can start by deploying our OpenVPN instance using OCI’s Marketplace:

And you follow the wizard by adding your administrator username and password:

An important step is to use the existing VCN and place the OpenVPN in the public subnet:

And you create the instance:

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Deploy WordPress on OCI using MDS – updated version

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Hello fine gourmets, for my first dish in the, I decide to present you how to deploy WordPress on OCI using MySQL Database Service aka MDS.

I wrote some Terraform recipes that you can find on my GitHub repository: oci-wordpress-mds.

In this first post, I will show how easy it’s to deploy directly from OCI’s dashboard using Resource Manager’s stack. I will also share the recent additions.

The first think to do is to download the stack in releases from GitHub:

When the zip file is downloaded locally, you can login in …

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Replicate from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL Database Service

MySQL Replication is a very common topology, widely used in various architecture.
People use it, among others, for High Availability, Read Scalability or Geographic Redundancy.

Another use case is to use MySQL Replication to seamlessly integrate a newer version of the server in your architecture.
Let’s say you are running MySQL 5.7 then you can easily setup a 8.0 instance as a replica of your 5.7.

Extending this idea it is also possible to replicate your MySQL 5.7 (or 8.0 obviously) to a MySQL Database Service instance, the true MySQL PaaS on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

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Manage MySQL Database Service (MDS) with Python

You only have to choose your favorite flavour to setup, administer, configure, backup or attach an analytics cluster to your MDS DB System, as Oracle maintains SDKs in several languages to integrate your software with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure.

And in particular today I’d like to test the SDK for Python, you can find an introduction here (but you have also SDKs for Java, Go, Ruby, Javascript, .NET). Read an introduction to SDKs.

First of all let’s create a virtual environment (venv) to work in a containerized environment.

bash-3.2$ python3 -m venv .
bash-3.2$ ll
total 8
drwxr-xr-x  14 mortensi …
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Deploying Drupal in OCI using MDS: the easy way !

If you plan to deploy a Drupal site to OCI using MySQL Database Service, there is a very easy way to perform that deployment: using OCI’s Resource Manager !

As you know, security is something very important for Oracle in OCI, therefor, exposing the database on the Internet is not allowed.

Even if you are not using OCI, I really recommend you to follow that principle and never expose your database to Internet !

I already cover this in many previous posts. But I also understand that for people not being a sysadmin, this can be complicated the first time.

That’s why, all this can be automated using a stack to deploy in Resource Manager.

The first thing to do when you have your OCI account, it’s to download the stack from GitHub:

Then in OCI’s dashboard, just …

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Monitor a MySQL Database Service (MDS) DB System with Grafana

Running a MySQL Database Service (MDS) DB System, the MySQL managed solution by Oracle MySQL on Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, means forgetting about time-consuming duties such as upgrades, backups and configuration, among others. It is so possible to focus on the service, on data and at the same time take advantage of the usual monitoring assets to configure and scale the service optimally. That’s what I want to talk about in this post: how to monitor a DB System in a few steps.

OCI MDS OS Metrics Charts

An MDS DB System compute instance file system is protected from any access, but you don’t need to access it to create system metrics, as these are already exposed on your DB System administration page in OCI dashboard.

System charts exposed for the compute instance hosting the DB System

It is also possible to take advantage of OCI services to raise alarms when certain metric …

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Deploy Magento with MySQL Database Service in OCI

Magento is a very popular e-commerce platform using MySQL as backend.

The latest version is compatible with MySQL 8.0, however it’s not that easy to deploy. Magento has multiple dependencies like Elasticsearch for example. Additionally, the Open Source version seems to require Highly Technical knowledge to be deployed correctly.

If you would like to test it with MySQL Database Service (MDS) in OCI, you can find a stack file on this GitHub repository that easily deploys everything you need.

After applying the Stack in OCI’s Resource Manager, you have a brand new Magento ready to use !

Let’s see this in action:

As you could see this is very easy. Enjoy MySQL Database Service on OCI and I’m always please to …

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Options to Run MySQL Server in OCI (and use MySQL Analytics Service)

If you started looking at running your MySQL database on the cloud and thought that taking your data to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is an option (and wondering about integrating to the new MySQL Acnalytics service), well that is probably the natural choice, because MySQL can integrate easily with OCI services like cloud backups in OCI Object Storage service and OCI keyring for transparent data encryption. I will share a few options with advantages of every solution, so to put the idea into practice.

  • MySQL Database Service (MDS)
  • MySQL on the OCI Marketplace
  • MySQL on OCI do-it-yourself

MySQL Database Service (MDS)

The brand new MySQL Database Service is the easiest way to run your Server in OCI, as it offers several …

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Using MySQL Workbench with MySQL Database Service

Recently (earlier today), I blogged about how to use PHPMyAdmin with a MDS instance. I also showed at the end of the video that it’s possible to open MySQL Router on the compute instance to connect from anywhere. However this has security risks of course. Therefor, it’s not recommended.

If you want to connect from on-premise to your MDS instance you should use a VPN or a SSH tunnel. Take a look at these previous post:

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How to deploy a MySQL Database Service Instance with PHPMyAdmin

I recently received several messages from developers not being comfortable with command line when they need to create schemas, tables, … They were asking me for an easy alternative when testing MDS.

There is a very popular tool in the developer community to manage their databases in MySQL: PHPMyAdmin.

So if you are trying MDS (MySQL Database Service in Oracle Cloud Infrastructure), it’s possible to deploy such instance with a compute instance hosting PHPMyAdmin very easily using OCI’s Resource Manager and a stack (zip file) that you can find here:

If you want to try MDS in OCI, you can get free credits using this url: …

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