Cloud Databases: All Articles


- Getting Started -

This guide is designed to get administrators started with Role-Based Access Control (RBAC) and to answer questions about the service.  What is RBAC? RBAC is a secure method of restricting account access to authorized...
When you're creating new Rackspace cloud resources it's important to understand what a region is and how to use regions effectively. What is a Region? A region is a collection of one or more data centers interconnected by a...

Account Services

To see how to create a ticket, watch our brief video on How to create a ticket. Once a ticket is created, it can be in one of the following four states depending on the work done on it. New In progress Pending your response...

Backups

You can perform the following operations on your Rackspace Cloud Databases instances.Create a backupList details of all backups for the accountList details of all backups for an instanceDelete a backupRestore a backupCreate a...
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Billing

How am I billed for Rackspace services? How can I estimate my monthly bill? Why am I still being billed?  I never used the services. I don't agree with my bill.  How can I view usage? I don't agree with my bill...

Caching

Relational DatabasesWhen we think of a database, what we traditionally envision is a relational database. This is a repository of structured data organized by schemas, tables, columns, and rows. Data is stored persistently, and...
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Databases

A configuration group is a collection of settings that you can save and apply to one or more Cloud Databases instances. A configuration group consists of one or more configuration parameters, which represent options for a...
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What is Redis? Redis is an open source, BSD licensed, advanced key-value store. It is often referred to as a data structure server since keys can contain strings, hashes, lists, sets and sorted sets. Redis is much more than...
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Relational DatabasesWhen we think of a database, what we traditionally envision is a relational database. This is a repository of structured data organized by schemas, tables, columns, and rows. Data is stored persistently, and...
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You can save and manage the settings for Cloud Databases instances in configuration groups by using the Cloud Databases API or the python-troveclient command-line interface for the API. This article describes the commands that...
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Note: To complete this process, you will need both a cloud server and a cloud database.Use the following steps to connect to Cloud Databases by using MySQL Workbench.Go to http://www.mysql.com/products/workbench/ and install...
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You can perform the following user management operations for Cloud Databases:Create Users with Host ParametersModify User AccountsManage Database Access for UsersSet Access-Level Permissions for Individual Users Create Users...
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Linux MySQL

This article describes how to import the data of an existing MySQL database into a Cloud Database. If you haven't already created a Cloud Database instance and an empty database to receive the imported data, you will need to do...
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Managed Operations

What does it mean to have a Rackspace Managed Operations account?A Rackspace Managed Operations account extends the managed support level from our Managed Hosting offering into our Cloud offering. This offer provides an...

Monitoring and Troubleshooting

Monitoring is included with Cloud Databases to help you manage the health of your instances. Monitoring checks and alarms can be configured using the Cloud Control Panel or the Cloud Monitoring API. Monitoring checks describe...
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MSSQL

Database logs can be useful tools when analyzing database performance or troubleshooting issues. You can enable logging slow queries or general database activity for a MySQL Cloud Databases instance by attaching a configuration...
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MySQL

Cloud Databases supports MySQL 5.6, Percona 5.6, and MariaDB 10. Innovation is happening in each of these communities, and this article highlights some of the key aspects to consider when choosing a MySQL based datastore that...
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This article shows you how to upgrade from a MySQL 5.1 instance to a new MySQL 5.6 instance. The steps assume that you have not enabled the root database user on the source or destination instance and that you are using the...
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Use the following MySQL command to export your database.mysqldump -u root -p database_name > database_name.sqldatabase_name is the name of your existing database. database_name.sql will be the name of the exported database...

Remote Access

Database as a Service Network RoutesIf you are unable to connect to or ping your database server from a cloud server in the same datacenter as your DBaaS instance, this may be due to a missing route that is required in order to...
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This article describes three methods for connecting to your Cloud Database:  Connect Through a Cloud Server Using ssh and the Hostname  Connect Directly to the Database Using the Hostname Connect Using a Cloud...
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Server Management

You can set the server time zone for a Cloud Databases instance so that it is persistent by using the configuration groups feature of Cloud Databases. You can use either the Cloud Databases API or the trove command line tool to...
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SSL

SSL (Secure Sockets Layer) is a security protocol that uses encryption technology to ensure that sensitive information sent over the Internet is protected. Users on your site might need to divulge personal information to you such...
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Cloud Databases Code Samples List of API Operations Bindings: The Rackspace Cloud Databases API is a RESTful API, with support for the binding listed below:Fog Binding (replaces Ruby Binding, which is now...
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The Rackspace Knowledge Center provides how-to articles, getting started guides, code samples, security best practices and hundreds of tips for getting the most out of your Rackspace Cloud Databases. Documentation and bindings...
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