MaxScale

April 14, 2016

Database Firewall Filter in MaxScale 1.4.1

New and Improved Functionality

The recently released 1.4.1 version of MariaDB MaxScale contains a bundle of great improvements to the Database Firewall Filter, dbfwfilter. This article starts by describing the dbfwfilter module and how it is used. Next we’ll find out what kinds of improvements were made to the filter in MaxScale 1.4.1 and we’ll finish by looking at a few use cases for it.

Here are the highlights of the new dbfwfilter functionality in the 1.4.1 release of MaxScale.

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March 7, 2016

The Binlog Server

In database setups with a large number of users reading data, the Binlog Server can be used to offload traffic to the Master, make Master failover easier to handle and in general simplify replication. In this blog I will describe the benefits of Binlog Server and how to set up MaxScale as a Binlog Server.

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December 16, 2015

MaxScale 1.3.0 Beta is here

We are pleased to announce that MaxScale 1.3.0 beta is now open for the community. Read our blog regarding the latest new features, and where to find the release notes.

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December 15, 2015

Building MaxScale from source on Ubuntu 14.04

Having written the Building MaxScale from source on Centos7 tutorial, we have received requests about writing one for Ubuntu. It seems the most mentioned version is the 14.04 LTS version so we’re going to go with that. For the purpose of this tutorial, I’ve installed a fresh installation of Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS (Trusty Tahr) on a VM.

MaxScale is a bit more complicated to build on Ubuntu and Debian, but should still be something almost everyone can do.

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November 9, 2015

Minimizing downtime with MaxScale: Severalnines’ ClusterControl now supports MaxScale

In this blog we look at how MaxScale helps minimize database access down time for client applications. Following our partner Severalnines’ recent announcement we want to inform the MariaDB community know that there is an automation and management platform available to them, ClusterControl, that will help them deploy and manage MaxScale for MariaDB (which in turn also helps minimize downtime).

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July 31, 2015

MariaDB automatic failover with MaxScale and Replication Manager

Note: Replication Manager is developed and maintained by community members. It can be used with MariaDB Server, but it is not supported with an enterprise subscription.

MaxScale 1.2.0 and above can call external scripts on monitor events. In the case of a classic Master-Slave setup, this can be used for automatic failover and promotion using Replication Manager. The following use case is exposed using three MariaDB servers (one master, two slaves) and a MaxScale server.

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