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Presentation : MySQL Load balancers and its solution

MySQL load balancers becomes a trend setters in Market for High availability and Scalability. They offer variety of solutions for database. What can be the best load balancer ? It varies from case to case. This presentation was made at Mydbops meetup on 04-08-2018 covers the basics of load balancers with their advantages/ disadvantages and use cases.

How to Automate Minor Version Upgrades for MySQL on RDS

Amazon RDS for MySQL offers the option to automate minor version upgrades using the minor version upgrade policy, a property that lets you decide if Amazon is allowed to perform the upgrades on your behalf. Usually the goal is not to upgrade automatically every RDS instance but to keep up to date automatically non-production deployments. This helps you address engine issues as soon as possible and improve the automation of the deployment process.

If your are using the AWS Command Line Interface (CLI) and you have an instance called test-rds01 it is as simple as changing

[--auto-minor-version-upgrade | --no-auto-minor-version-upgrade]

For example:

aws rds modify-db-instance --db-instance-identifier test-rds01 --apply-immediately …
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Interesting happenstance when installing Ansible dependencies in a MySQL Docker container

I’ve been posting quite a bit about Docker as I’ve been working with it a lot as of late. I thought I would share something interesting I discovered a couple weeks ago while working on setting up a Docker container-based lab environment for training purposes here at Pythian, specifically when attempting to install the MySQL-python package inside the container.

I know what you’re thinking: why is he trying to install a package in a Docker container? Doesn’t that go against the “Docker run and forget about it” philosophy? Sure, but in this case, I’m looking to add orchestration via ansible, which I don’t think is completely out of the question in order to coordinate your Docker containers for something like replication. This requires using the …

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Presentation : Handling Schema Changes Via Percona Toolkit

The schema changes in production can cause lock at time and makes the slave to lag. It is more tedious and troublesome with PXC ( Galera ) cluster which can be made smoother with Percona online schema change.

Image Courtesy : Photo by Andrew Ruiz on Unsplash

Deploy MySQL on Oracle’s High-Performance Cloud (Step-by-step Guide)

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) is Oracle’s second-generation cloud infrastructure. These new datacenters were built with the latest high-performance servers (Oracle’s X7 Servers) and were designed to eliminate network and CPU oversubscription. Due to high-performance systems and the multiple availability domains (ADs) in each region, these are the preferred environments for deploying MySQL. Since MySQL deploys on Compute services (IaaS), look for “Oracle Cloud Infrastructure Compute” (not Classic) on this region map.

Beyond the benefits of the second-generation datacenters, why deploy MySQL on Oracle’s cloud? Here’s a few of reasons people are choosing MySQL on OCI:

  • No vendor lock-in: pay minimal or no egress charges and directly access your binary data files. Getting your data out of other clouds can be tedious and expensive. …
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Authenticating Vault Against LDAP for Accessing MySQL Through ProxySQL

Earlier this year, I was presented with the challenge of streamlining user access to MySQL, allowing users self-serve access using their LDAP credentials, while logging all access. Of course, various MySQL forks allow for user auditing, but the solution is also needed to eventually support other data storage systems without native user auditing. This gave me the opportunity to do a trial integration of MySQL, Vault, ProxySQL, and LDAP; Vault would be used to dynamically create user accounts, and ProxySQL would be used to limit access and log activity. To evaluate the functionality and configuration of the integration, I used Docker to set up a test environment.

Below I will present the methods used to:

  1. Provision the Docker environment.
  2. Configure OpenLDAP.
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Ansible Best Practices

Managing Heterogeneous environment without automation can be tricky. We are using Ansible as an automation tool for install, configure and manage DB infra for Mydbops. Using Ansible, we overcome a lot of obstacle’s and we would like to share our learning with the community ( Our Presentation on Ansible )

 

Best Practices to write Ansible Plays

Use Native YAML Syntax

Ansible Tasks and Playbook are written in YAML. We can format YAML in different ways

  1. shorthand/one-line (=)
  2. structured map (:)
  3. folded scalars (>)

Shorthand/one-line (=)

e.g.:
- name: …
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Reading Amazon RDS MySQL/Aurora log file from terminal.

Introduction:

At Mydbops we support a good number of clients on AWS cloud (Aurora and RDS).

Amazon Relational Database Service (RDS) is providing the cloud based database service. It is the cost-efficient, resize able & ease to manage. As in any other DBaaS, If you need to analyse the log files (Error log / Slow log), you need to login the console and manually download the files.

Logging into the console seems simple, But this is a bit complex operation when it comes to incorporate that in a day to day operation and automation. In this blog i would like to share my experience in making this into a straightforward process for downloading the log files directly from command line without console GUI.

Prerequisites:

Following tools are to be installed for this operation.

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ProxySQL Series: Seamless Replication Switchover Using MHA

This is our second blog in the ProxySQL Series ( Blog I MySQL Replication Read-write Split up ). Will cover how to integrate ProxySQL with MHA to handle failover of Database servers.

We already have Master – Slave replication setup behind ProxySQL from previous blog [ProxySQL On MySQL Replication]

For this setup we have added one more node for MHA Manager , Which will keep eye on Master and Slave status.

  • node5 (172.17.0.5) , MHA Manager

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Presentation: Ansible is our Wishbone

This presentation was made at LSPE event in Bangalore (India) held at Walmart labs on 10-03-2018. This presentation focuses how we have harnessed the power of Ansible at Mydbops.

 

 

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