MariaDB Blog

April 25, 2018

Try MariaDB Server 10.3 in Docker

There are times when you may want to test specific software or a specific version of software. In my case, I wanted to play with MariaDB Server 10.3.6 Release Candidate and some of the new, upcoming features. I didn’t want to have a permanent installation of it on my laptop so I chose to put it in a Docker container that I can easily copy to another place or remove. These are the steps I had to take to get it done.

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April 10, 2018

How to Restore a Single Database from MariaDB Backup

Lately, I’ve been asked how to restore a single database or even a single table out of a complete backup of MariaDB Server that was created with MariaDB Backup. This blog provides step-by-step guidance on how to achieve a restore of a database. Another blog post will pick up the question on how to restore a single table which has a separate set of challenges.

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March 13, 2018

MariaDB MaxScale: Masking and Firewall

To properly prevent some columns from being accessed, the masking filter that was introduced in MariaDB MaxScale 2.1 must be used together with the database firewall filter. In version 2.1, it was somewhat cumbersome to setup the database firewall filter for use together with the masking filter. With the recently released MariaDB MaxScale 2.2 (GA), we have introduced new features that makes the combined use of the masking filter and the database firewall filter much easier.

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