Codership first released a version of MySQL 5.7 with the audit log plugin back when Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.7.30 was released back in June 2020. More recently, we also added the audit log plugin to Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.6.51 in April 2021, but I guess the most important was that we also started including it in Galera Cluster for MySQL 8.0.21 too. We also started supporting it across various distributions, including Debian. For today’s exercise, we will use Galera Cluster for MySQL 8.0.23 on CentOS 7 (compatible with Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7). …[Read more]
We talk a lot about Galera Cluster for MySQL being great for High Availability, but what about Disaster Recovery (DR)? Database outages may occur when you lose a data centre due to power outages or natural disaster, so why not plan appropriately in advance?
In this webinar, we will discuss the business considerations including achieving the highest possible uptime, focus on business impact, risk mitigation, and disaster recovery itself. What scenarios are right for you: fully synchronous replication across various data centres? A mix of synchronous and asynchronous to an offsite location?
We will discuss Galera Cluster, mixed setups, the use of proxies, and also evaluate some third party solutions. We will debunk claims about how Galera Cluster might not work across data centers, tell you how to successfully do this across data centres, with performance tuning settings for all the segments. Galera 4 has also been released, making …[Read more]
A significant improvement has come to Galera Cluster 4 for MySQL, in the form of streaming replication. When you are dealing with large (greater than 2GB in size) or long running transactions, previous releases of Galera Cluster would reject the transaction; in the current release transactions can be split into fragmented chunks and those rows can be replicated in chunks to the other nodes even before commit. This is the feature that will remove you from all cluster stall issues due to large transaction processing!
While disabled by default, you can use it and configure it dynamically, and there is also the ability to monitor streaming replication progress. Come to this webinar to learn from the primary author, Seppo Jaakola, on why he implemented the feature, how you can use it, finding the optimal fragment size based on workload, and the design trade-offs for the initial release in where the focus was more on functionality over …[Read more]
Codership is pleased to announce a new Generally Available (GA) release of the multi-master Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.6, 5.7 and 8.0, consisting of MySQL-wsrep 5.6.51 (release notes, download), 5.7.33 (release notes, download) and 8.0.23 (release notes, download) with Galera replication library 3.33 ( …[Read more]
A question has cropped up recently: how does one install Galera Cluster 4 with MySQL 8 on Ubuntu 20.04 LTS (Focal Fossa)? This quick guide will get you started.
Install 3 Galera Cluster nodes with the base OS being Ubuntu 20.04. Remember to run apt update and apt upgrade.
Once this is done, edit: /etc/apt/sources.list.d/galera.list and add the following lines:
deb https://releases.galeracluster.com/galera-4/ubuntu focal main deb https://releases.galeracluster.com/mysql-wsrep-8.0/ubuntu focal main
Once that is done, don’t forget to also pin the preference to the Galera Cluster repository. To do this, edit: /etc/apt/preferences.d/galera.pref and have it read:
# Prefer the Codership repository Package: * Pin: origin releases.galeracluster.com Pin-Priority: 1001
Once you are done, run apt update yet again. Now you are ready to install Galera Cluster 4 with MySQL 8, just …[Read more]
Codership is pleased to announce a new Generally Available (GA) release of the multi-master Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.6, 5.7 and 8.0, consisting of MySQL-wsrep 5.6.50 (release notes, download), 5.7.32 (release notes, download) and 8.0.22 (release notes, download) with Galera replication library 3.32 ( …[Read more]
Codership is pleased to announce a new Generally Available (GA) release of the multi-master Galera Cluster for MySQL 5.6 and 5.7, consisting of MySQL-wsrep 5.6.48 (release notes, download) and MySQL-wsrep 5.7.30 (release notes, download) with a new Galera Replication library 3.30 (release notes, download), implementing wsrep API version 25. This release incorporates all changes to MySQL 5.6.48 and 5.7.30 respectively, making it a MySQL High Availability solution.
A highlight of this release is that with MySQL 5.7.30, you will now have access to using the Percona audit log plugin, which will help with monitoring and logging connection and query activity that has been performed on specific servers. This implementation is provided as an alternative to the MySQL Enterprise Audit Log Plugin.
The Galera Replication library 3.30 has an enhancement to ensure that upon GCache recovery, all available space will be reclaimed in the …[Read more]
Codership is proud to announce the first Generally Available (GA) release of Galera Cluster 4 for MySQL 8 and improve MySQL High Availability a great deal. The current release comes with MySQL 8.0.19 and includes the Galera Replication Library 4.5 with wsrep API version 26. You can download it now (and note that we have packages for various Linux distributions).
Galera 4 and MySQL 8.0.19 have many new features, but here are some of the highlights:
- Streaming replication to support large transactions by splitting transaction replication then applying them in smaller fragments. You can use this feature to load data faster, as data is written to all nodes simultaneously (or not at all in case of a failure in any single node).
- Improved …
Multi-master MySQL, with the MMM management software brings a whole host of new features, and manageability to your MySQL deployments. Run backups, alter tables, perform upgrades all without slowing down your production users.
This month on Database Journal we talk about multi-master MySQL using circular replication to achieve high availability.