Category Archives: Security

MySQL 5.7 auto-generated root password

Hi There. You may have noticed something different when you install a fresh copy of MySQL 5.7 either via yum or using binary source. The root password is auto-generated. Ok and where can I find it ? Centos cat /var/log/mysqld.log … Continue reading


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MySQL Backup Strategy – Slides

Hi there, it’s been a few months since Percona Live London has finished, but I managed just now to get sometime to post the slides from my presentation about backups. Please, take a look and feel free to comment. Pdf … Continue reading


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Auditing MySQL With Mcafee Audit Plugin

Audit MySQL isn’t an easy task by default, you can use some technics like tcpdump, write a parser for general log, use MySQL proxy, or you can use some of audit plugins available out there(Mcafee MySQL Audit Plugin or MySQL … Continue reading


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MySQL Replication with SSL

Hi folks, let’s continue talk about replication, you can see the basics in this other post First of all, lets create the ssl certificates, go to the master server: Create CA certificate: openssl genrsa 2048 > ca-key.pem openssl req -new … Continue reading


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