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Percona XtraDB Cluster 8.0 New Feature: wsrep_sst_auth Removal

The problem

In PXC 5.6 and 5.7, when using xtrabackup-v2 as the SST method, the DBA must create a user with the appropriate privileges for use by Percona XtraBackup (PXB). The username and password of this backup user are specified in the wsrep_sst_auth variable.

This is a problem because this username and password was being stored in plaintext and required that the configuration file be secured.

The PXC 8.0 solution

(This feature is still under development and may change before PXC 8.0 GA)

Because the wsrep_sst_auth is only needed on the donor side to take a backup, PXC 8.0 uses an internal user (created specifically for use by PXC) with a randomly generated password. Since this user is only needed on the donor, the plaintext password is not needed on the joiner …

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Experimental Binary of Percona XtraDB Cluster 8.0

Percona is happy to announce the first experimental binary of Percona XtraDB Cluster 8.0 on October 1, 2019. This is a major step for tuning Percona XtraDB Cluster to be more cloud- and user-friendly. This release combines the updated and feature-rich Galera 4, with substantial improvements made by our development team.

Improvements and New Features

Galera 4, included in Percona XtraDB Cluster 8.0, has many new features. Here is a list of the most essential improvements:

  • Streaming replication supports large transactions
  • The synchronization functions allow action coordination (wsrep_last_seen_gtid, wsrep_last_written_gtid, wsrep_sync_wait_upto_gtid)
  • More granular and improved error logging. wsrep_debug is now a multi-valued variable to assist in controlling the logging, and logging messages have been significantly improved.
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Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.27-31.39 Is Now Available

Percona is happy to announce the release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.27-31.39 on September 18, 2019. Binaries are available from the downloads section or from our software repositories.

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.7.27-31.39 is now the current release, based on the following:

All Percona software is open-source and free.

Bugs Fixed

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Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.45-28.36 Is Now Available

Percona is glad to announce the release of Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.45-28.36 on September 17, 2019. Binaries are available from the downloads section or from our software repositories.

Percona XtraDB Cluster 5.6.45-28.36 is now the current release, based on the following:

All Percona software is open-source and free.

Bugs Fixed

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Handling Bi-Directional Replication between Tungsten Clusters and AWS Aurora

Overview The Skinny

In this blog post, we explore the correct way to implement bi-directional Tungsten Replication between AWS Aurora and Tungsten Clustering for MySQL databases.

Background The Story

When we are approached by a prospect interested in using our solutions, we are proud of our pre-sales process by which that we engage at a very deep technical level to ensure the we provide the best possible solution to meet with the prospect’s requirements. This involves an in-depth hands-on POC, in addition to the significant time and effort we spend building and testing the solution architectures in our lab environment as part of the proposal process.

From time to time, we are presented with requirements that are not always quite so straight forward. Just recently we faced such a situation. A …

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MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Easy Recovering and provisioning

Up to MySQL 8.0.16, to perform these tasks you could: - Use MySQL Enterprise Backup : - Use mysqldump

Starting with MySQL 8.0.17, the easiest and recommended method is to use the CLONE feature.

How can I tell which Tungsten Connector mode I am using: Bridge, Proxy/Direct or Proxy/SmartScale?

Overview The Skinny

Part of the power of Tungsten Clustering for MySQL / MariaDB is its intelligent MySQL Proxy, known as the Tungsten Connector. Tungsten Connector has three main modes, and depending on the type of operations you are performing (such as if you need read-write splitting), we help you choose which mode is best.

The Question Recently, a customer asked us:

How can I tell which Tungsten Connector mode I am using: Bridge, Proxy/Direct or Proxy/SmartScale?

The Answer Connect and Observe

You may login through the Connector to tell the difference between Bridge mode and Proxy mode (either Direct or SmartScale):

In Proxy mode, you will see the -tungsten tag appended to the Server version string:

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MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Recovering and provisioning with MySQL Enterprise Backup

Like I stated in my previous article - MySQL InnoDB Cluster - Recovering and provisioning with mysqldump : "As the administrator of a cluster, among others tasks, you should be able to restore failed nodes and to add (or remove) new nodes". Well, I still agree with myself :) MySQL customers using a Commercial Edition have access to MySQL Enterprise Backup (MEB) which provide enterprise-grade physical backup and recovery for MySQL. MEB delivers hot, online, non-blocking backups on multiple platforms including Linux, Windows, Mac & Solaris.

Where are the logs for a Tungsten Cluster?

The Question Recently, a customer asked us:

Where are the logs for a Tungsten Cluster and which are the proper log files to monitor if I do a master role switch to another node?

The Answer: Part I Both basic and advanced logs are available!

The basic logs are symbolic links into the log subdirectory for each layer of the cluster.

For example, this is the listing of the default log directory, /opt/continuent/service_logs:

connector-user.log -> /opt/continuent/tungsten/tungsten-connector/log/connector-user.log
manager-user.log -> /opt/continuent/tungsten/tungsten-manager/log/manager-user.log
mysqldump.log -> /opt/continuent/tungsten/tungsten-replicator/log/mysqldump.log
replicator-user.log -> /opt/continuent/tungsten/tungsten-replicator/log/replicator-user.log
xtrabackup.log -> /opt/continuent/tungsten/tungsten-replicator/log/xtrabackup.log

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MySQL InnoDB Cluster – Recovering and provisioning with mysqldump

As the administrator of a cluster, among other tasks, you should be able to restore failed nodes and grow (or shrink) your cluster by adding (or removing) new nodes. In MySQL, as a backup tool (and if your amount of data is not too big), you can use mysqldump a client utility that performs logical backups. The results are SQL statements that reproduce the original schema objects and data. For substantial amounts of data however, a physical backup solution such as MySQL Enterprise Backup is faster, particularly for the restore operation. But this is the topic of my next blog post :)

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