15 Aug '13, 3pm

A thousand words on MariaDB before lunch? Sure, no problem.

We recently released moonshine_mariadb , moved our own site and a very large customer's site to MariaDB’s Galera Cluster , and lived to tell the tale. In fact, we came through just fine and happier on the other side, with better failover and rid of an old piece of software that ended up causing more trouble than it saved. I thought it would be fun to document the whole process, from deciding on MariaDB, to testing the migration and writing moonshine_mariadb and then our operational experience with the cluster so far. In order to go over all the work that went into moonshine_mariadb and making the migration as smooth as possible, I’m going to split this up into probably three posts: The Problem and the Solution Moonshine and Vagrant - Testing the Migration Risk Free MariaDB and Moonshine - Gotchas and Things to Think About I’m going to try to do one of these a week until th...

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