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Installing Galera Cluster 4 with MySQL on Ubuntu 22.04

We have in the past covered Installing Galera Cluster 4 with MySQL 8 on Ubuntu 18.04 and also Installing Galera 4 with MySQL 8 on Ubuntu 20.04, and it would seem appropriate to also cover Ubuntu 22.04 LTS (Jammy Jellyfish). We do have excellent documentation and we also have the ability for you to automate all of this via the GUI tool, Galera Manager.

Prerequisites

  • All 3 nodes have to have Ubuntu 22.04 LTS installed. The current version at the time of this writing is Ubuntu 22.04.3 LTS.
  • Firewall (if setup) needs to …
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Deploying a Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) with Galera Manager automatically on Amazon Web Services

Galera Manager supports three modes for supporting your Percona XtraDB Clusters: deploying to either Amazon Web Services, deploying to your own on premises hosts, and also just monitoring your clusters. In this blog post, we will go thru houw you should deploying a 3-node Percona XtraDB Cluster via Galera Manager on Amazon Web Services Elastic Compute Cloud (AWS EC2). You will realise that this process happens with just a simple API key and instance selection, so effectively you can have a Galera Manager setup in under fifteen minutes!

On AWS EC2, it is worth noting that Galera Manager itself can be deployed on the free tier for testing purposes. However, in production environments, you might expect up to 100GB of logs on a monthly basis, so you should plan accordingly.

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Galera Cluster for Debian 12 “bookworm” is now available

A little over a week ago, we released Galera Cluster for MySQL 8.0.35. Today, we have also made available binaries for Debian 12 “bookworm”.

As always we have binary installation documentation available, and if you are just after a quick install, the following is what is in your /etc/apt/sources.list.d/galera.list:

deb https://releases.galeracluster.com/galera-4.17/debian bookworm main
deb https://releases.galeracluster.com/mysql-wsrep-8.0.35-26.16/debian bookworm main

Happy installing, and the next step is to ensure that Debian 12 is enabled on Galera …

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Galera Manager January 2024 release

The momentum around Galera Manager development has been amazing. You report bugs or feature requests, and we fix them!

The major reason to release this was to ensure that Galera Manager would accept the new signing keys of Galera Cluster (key ID: 8DA84635).

One will now also note that gm-installer reports a new version: gm-installer version 1.12.0 (linux/amd64). And when you install it, Galera Manager itself is now at version 1.8.3. One of the major fixes is that Ubuntu 22.04 support for self-provided hosts is now exposed in the UI. This fixes …

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Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.7.44 and MySQL 8.0.35 released

Codership is pleased to announce a new Generally Available (GA) release of the multi-master Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.7, consisting of MySQL-wsrep 5.7.44 (release notes, download) and MySQL-wsrep 8.0.35 (release notes, download), with Galera replication library 4.17 (release notes, download) implementing wsrep API version …

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Recovering nodes in a Galera Cluster

In our lab environment, we received some emails from our provider, DigitalOcean saying a few nodes would be going down, because of issues with the physical nodes. Since we run a 9-node Galera Cluster in the lab, across 3 regions (San Francisco, London and Singapore), this posed an interesting problem!


Upon connecting to one of the nodes, we see:

mysql> show status like 'wsrep_cluster_size';
+--------------------+-------+
| Variable_name      | Value |
+--------------------+-------+
| wsrep_cluster_size | 7     |
+--------------------+-------+
1 row in set (0.02 sec)

So we know that 2 of the nodes are down. Presuming you do not have any monitoring setup (might we recommend …

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Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.7.43 and MySQL 8.0.34 released

Codership is pleased to announce a new Generally Available (GA) release of the multi-master Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.7, consisting of MySQL-wsrep 5.7.43 (release notes, download) and MySQL-wsrep 8.0.34 (release notes, download), with Galera replication library 4.16 (release notes, download) implementing wsrep API version …

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Galera Cluster 5.7 (or older) to MySQL 8.0 migration training

Course Dates

Public course: EMEA timezone 26th of September. USA timezone 27th of September.

Company dedicated training or consulting session, request for dates for your company via email to: sales@galeracluster.com

Course Duration

1 day.  The breakdown is 3 hours, with a half hour lunch break, and another 3 hours per day. There will be bio-breaks. The total contact time with the trainer is 6 hours over a span of 1 day.

Requirements

  • You need to be able to use Zoom the platform we will be using
  • You will need to have access to an SSH client. Being in a Microsoft Windows environment is OK, but you need to have SSH to access the remote servers that we provide you access to.
  • Some basic understanding of Linux (e.g. package management) as well as MySQL
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Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.7.42 and MySQL 8.0.33 released

Codership is pleased to announce a new Generally Available (GA) release of the multi-master Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.7, consisting of MySQL-wsrep 5.7.42 (release notes, download) and MySQL-wsrep 8.0.33 (release notes, download), with Galera replication library 4.15 (release notes, download) implementing wsrep API version …

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Get upgrading from MySQL 5.7 to MySQL 8.0

An inordinate amount of our Galera Cluster customer base is still using the MySQL 5.7 variant of Galera Cluster. Besides not being able to have access to all the new features of the Galera 4 library, MySQL 5.7 is rapidly reaching End of Life (EOL) status in October 2023. This is less than six months away, and it is also why we would like to focus on getting our users upgraded to MySQL 8.0 with Galera Cluster.

Firstly, MySQL 8 has been Generally Available (GA) since 19 April 2018. That is a whole five years, and you must by now, already know that there is a new release model, where there are new features included in minor releases. The release notes are a must read. Next, Codership released Galera Cluster 4 with MySQL 8 with MySQL 8.0.19, on …

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