Lock It Down and Tighten It Up: THL Encryption and Compression Comes With Tungsten Replicator v7

Author: , June 10th, 2022

Performance tuning any system provides more speed for the same hardware spend, gives the end-user a better, faster experience and typically reduces the stress on staff all around. Security tuning locks down critical data to prevent unauthorized access….

Inspect In-Flight MySQL Queries: Tungsten Connector Audit Logging to the Rescue

Author: , June 6th, 2022

Sometimes you really, really want to know what a MySQL client is asking of the MySQL server. As of Tungsten Clustering v7.0.0, you may now enable Connector Audit Logging, which captures data transferred between client applications and MySQL servers to …

Securing Your Cluster: View Your Security Stance Using tpm report

Author: , May 24th, 2022

In this post we will explore a new command in v7.0.1, tpm report. The purpose of tpm report is to provide easy access to all of the settings that pertain to a specific topic. Since Security is a high priority at Continuent, the current default (and onl…

Get Some Rest With the Tungsten API, Part 2

Author: , May 6th, 2022

In our last blog post on this topic we covered the basics of the new REST  API available with Tungsten version 7.0.0. In this post, Part 2, we explore the REST API in more detail, including payloads and advanced functionality. The API provides a vast p…

How To Preserve Quotes In Bash Arguments

Author: , April 18th, 2022

If you want to preserve quoting to pass shell arguments to a called command, use the four characters “$@” (including the double quotes) instead of the two characters $*

How To Disable Email Bounce Messages In Postfix

Author: , March 18th, 2022

How To Change The Outgoing Email Domain In MacOS

Author: , March 17th, 2022

When I sent email from my desktop Mac cron jobs, it went out with the full hostname as the domain, i.e.: root@demo.wyzaerd.com, when all I wanted was a simple root@wyzaerd.com for ease of deliverability and domain maint. Edit the mail configuration file main.cf:

Add/edit the myorigin value of $mydomain:

How To Reset The MySQL 5.5 Server root Password

Author: , March 16th, 2022

Had an old server, needed to get root.

For MySQL 5.7: https://dev.mysql.com/doc/refman/5.7/en/resetting-permissions.html For some other v5.7 nodes, I had admin access via a different user’s login, so all I needed was this:

How To Fix Server Ownership When Files Have Been Altered By Mistake

Author: , March 16th, 2022

Situation: Newbie mistake, used copy-and-paste to create a script that used variables with the incorrect variable name, then ran chown -R / OUCH Resolution: Since I had aa clone host nearby, I decided to export the remote root fs via NFS, mount it on the fouled nnode, and use find magic to repair. Here are […]

How To Solve Grafana Error “failed to load its application files”

Author: , February 23rd, 2022

Try a newer browser before anything else! I was using an older version of Safari on Mac and got this:

I switched to the latest version of FireFox and was fine.