Learn how to install, manage, backup and configure the most important part of your applications.

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April 20, 2015

Up and Running with MySQL

3 Videos

See how to install and configure MySQL, including remote access, and accessing from your web application.

February 24, 2015

Backup and Recovery

3 Videos

See how to automate the backup and recovery of your databases, off-server, to Amazon S3.

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April 12, 2019

Mysqldump with Modern MySQL


Learn how to best use mysqldump in a modern version of MySQL.

April 01, 2016

MySQL Network Security


See how to setup MySQL to allow secure remote connections from your application servers.

October 24, 2015

Amazon RDS


I've gotten a few questions about how MySQL replication works within RDS. Amazon has a few concepts going on which makes the picture of how everything fits together a little hazy. Here's my attempt at clearing up how the RDS service works!

February 21, 2015

MySQL, UTF8 and Indexing


See some pitfalls of using MySQL with UTF-8 when indexing your database.

December 02, 2014

Using PostgreSQL


Learn how to install and use PostgreSQL for your applications.

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