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30-Jun-2022

Using GKE Workload Identity with Stash

Summary On June 29, 2022, Appscode held a webinar on Using GKE Workload Identity with Stash. Key contents of the webinars are: Stash overview Setup GKE workload identity Backup and Restore a database using workload identity Q & A Session Description of the Webinar Initially, they gave an overview of Stash. They discussed the features, supported applications, and supported platforms by Stash. Later, they demonstrated the workload identity setup on GKE and deployed a MariaDB instance to show the credential-less backup and recovery using workload identity.

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27-Jun-2022

Introducing Stash v2022.06.27

We are announcing Stash v2022.06.27 which include a critical bug fix for PostgreSQL and MongoDB addon. This release fixes a bug that was causing the license checker to fail in the backup and restore jobs for PostgreSQL (#1077) and MongoDB (#1593) databases. This bug was introduced in Stash v2022.06.21 release. So, if you deployed Stash v2022.06.21 previously, you are recommended to upgrade to today’s release. You can find the complete changelog here.

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21-Jun-2022

Kubernetes Backup and Restore - A Complete Solution

Over the last few years, we’ve progressed through the initial excitement and adoption stages of Kubernetes. As businesses adopt Kubernetes in production and the number of Kubernetes clusters and applications expands, it becomes necessary to have a data protection solution for their business applications and microservices. As the deployment of Kubernetes in the production environment creates new organizational and operational challenges, the conventional backup and restore solutions won’t be effective here.

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Introducing Stash v2022.06.21

We are very excited to announce Stash v2022.06.21. This release adds support for Kubernetes v1.24.x. We have also introduces a few new features and improvements. We have squashed a few bugs as well. You can find the complete changelog here. We are going to highlight the major changes in this post. New Features Here are the highlighting features of this release: Support Kubernetes v1.24.x: We have upgraded the underlying libraries to support Kubernetes v1.

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31-May-2022

Monthly Review - May, 2022

Releases Announcing KubeDB v2022.05.24 We are pleased to announce the release of KubeDB v2022.05.24. This post lists all the major changes done in this release since the last release. This release offers some major features like MySQL Semi-Synchronous Replication, MongoDB Arbiter, PGBouncer, MariaDB Schema Manager, ProxySQL, Redesigned Redis, Elasticsearch V8, OpenSearch Dashboard, etc. It also contains various improvments and bug fixes. Link: https://blog.byte.builders/post/kubedb-v2022.05.24/ Introducing Stash v2022.05.18 We are very excited to announce Stash v2022.

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Running Production-Grade Databases on Kubernetes - Challenges and Solutions

As containers are taking over the world of software development, Kubernetes has emerged as the platform that lets developers seamlessly deploy, scale, run applications, and manage their life cycles. Kubernetes is a DevOps game-changer since it allows teams to focus on applications and deployment rather than worrying about the underlying infrastructure. Given the multi-cloud environment in which DevOps teams perform, Kubernetes abstracts the cloud provider and enables enterprises to build cloud-native applications that can run anywhere.

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Introducing Stash v2022.05.18

We are very excited to announce Stash v2022.05.18. In this release, we have added a few new features and improvements. We have squashed a few bugs as well. You can find the complete changelog here. We are going to highlight the major changes in this post. New Features Here, we are going to highlight the new features that have been introduced in this release. Add support for Elasticsearch 8.2.0: In this release, we have added Elasticsearch 8.

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Introducing Stash v2022.05.12

We are very excited to announce Stash v2022.05.12. In this release, we have added exciting new features and improvements. We have squashed a few bugs as well. You can find the complete changelog here. We are going to highlight the major changes in this post. New Features Here, we are going to highlight the new features that have been introduced in this release. Introducing KubeDump Add-on In this release, we have added Kubedump to our Stash add-ons family.

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Introducing Stash v2022.03.29

We are very excited to announce Stash v2022.03.29. In this release, we have made a bunch of enhancements and improvements for Stash. You can find the complete changelog here. We are going to highlight the major changes in this post. New Features Here, we are going to highlight the new features that have been introduced in this release. Support templating in hooks Stash now supports templating in backup and restore hooks.

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MariaDB Alerting and Multi-Tenancy Support by KubeDB

Summary On 16th March 2022, AppsCode held a webinar on “MariaDB Alerting and Multi-Tenancy Support by KubeDB”. Speakers talked about the following contents: MariaDB Alerts Database Server Alerts Galera Clustering Alerts Custom Resource Alerts (MariaDB, MariaDBOpsRequest) Stash Alerts MariaDB Schema Manager Create Database Schema User Management using vault Initialize database from volume source Restore snapshot using stash MariaDB Alerts The webinar is started with showing the workstation where a three node MariaDB Cluster and a Stash backup configuration were running.

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Stash: Introducing a Better Cloud-Native Backup Experience

Summary On March 9, 2022, Appscode held a webinar on Stash: Introducing a Better Cloud-Native Backup Experience. Key contents of the webinars are: Cross-namespaced Backup and Recovery Stash Kubectl Plugin Triggering instant backup Pause, Resume backup Download snapshot locally Debugging helper Sending Backup notification to Slack Q & A Session Description of the Webinar Initially, they gave an overview of Stash. They discussed the features, supported applications, and supported platforms by Stash.

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MariaDB Auto-Scaling and Reconfiguration in Kubernetes Native way using KubeDB

Summary AppsCode held a webinar on “MariaDB Auto-Scaling and Reconfiguration in Kubernetes Native way using KubeDB”. This took place on 17th Feb 2022. The contents of what took place at the webinar are shown below: Deploy KubeDB Provisioned MariaDB Cluster Volume Expansion Reconfigure MariaDB Storage Autoscaling Compute Autoscaling Q&A Session Description of the Webinar It is required to install the followings to get started: KubeDB Provisioner KubeDB Ops-Manager KubeDB Autoscaler Prometheus Metrics Server Vertical Pod Autoscaler Topolvm Provisioner(Or any storageclass that allows volume expansion) Live demo of the webinar is started with provisioning a MariaDB Cluster of 3 nodes using KubeDB Provisioner Operator.

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Introducing Stash v2022.02.22

We are very excited to announce Stash v2022.02.22. In this release, we have introduced some exciting features and fixed some bugs. You can find the complete changelog here. We are going to highlight the major changes in this post. New Features Here, we are going to highlight the new features that have been introduced in this release. Support cross-namespace Repository reference We are introducing support for cross-namespace Repository reference. Now, you can refer to a Repository in BackupConfiguration and RestoreSession from different namespaces.

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MongoDB and PostgreSQL Multi-Tenancy Support by KubeDB Schema Manager

Summary On 3rd Feb 2022, Appscode held a webinar on MongoDB and PostgreSQL Multi-Tenancy Support by KubeDB Schema Manager. Key contents of the webinars are: Creating Schema manager for MongoDB & PostgreSQL User & credential management using Vault Initialize Databases with Scripts given in Volume sources Restoring the BackUp data using Stash Description of the Webinar Earlier in this webinar, they discussed Multi-tenancy support for MongoDB. Where they created several database-schemas using kubeDB’s newly introduced features Schema Manager.

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MySQL Read Replica and Multi tenancy Support by KubeDB

Summary On 26th Jan 2020 Appscode held a webinar on “MySQL Read Replica and Multi tanancy Support by KubeDB”. Key contents of the webinars are: MySQL Read Replica Creating and Managing Read Replicas using kubeDB Multi Tenancy Creating and managing Multi Tenant Database Schemas using KubeDB Schema Manager. Description of the Webinar Earlier in the webinar they discuss mysql read replica and configure a KubeDB managed MySQL Instance to Allow Read Replica.

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11-Oct-2021

Stash v2021.10.11 - Introducing NATS & ETCD Add-ons

We are very excited to announce Stash v2021.10.11. In this release, we are introducing NATS and ETCD add-ons for Stash. We have also added TLS support for Redis Add-on. In this post, we are going to highlight the major changes. You can find the complete changelog here. Introducing NATS Add-on In this release, we have added NATS to our Stash add-ons family. Now, you can backup your NATS Jetstream server running inside Kubernetes using Stash.

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2-Aug-2021

Stash v2021.08.02 - Introducing Redis Addon and Kubernetes 1.22 Support

We are very excited to announce Stash v2021.08.02. In this release, we are introducing Redis addon for Stash. We have also added support for Kubernetes version 1.22. In this post, we are going to highlight the major changes. You can find the complete changelog here. Introducing Redis Addon In this release, we have added Redis to our Stash addons family. Now, you can backup your Redis database running inside Kubernetes using Stash.

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18-Mar-2021

Stash v2021.03.17 - A Better User Experience

We are very excited to announce Stash v2021.03.17. In this release, we have focused on improving the user experience with Stash. We have simplified the installation process, improved KubeDB integration, added backup support for TLS secured databases, etc. We have also fixed various bugs and made other improvements. In this post, we are going to highlight the major changes. You can find the complete changelog here. Simplified Installation Process Previously, we had two separate charts for the community edition ( stash-community) and enterprise edition (stash-enterprise).

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27-Aug-2020

Stash - Introducing Stash Enterprise Edition

Update 2020/09/21: Since we published this post, we have received feedback from our existing users. Based on their feedback, we have decided to reconsider the earlier decision. Going forward the Community Edition will include the core backup/recovery functionalities and be available for anyone to use for any purposes including commercial purposes under a new AppsCode Community License. The Enterprise Edition comes with 4 different pricing plans, as described here: https://stash.run/pricing/ .

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24-Jan-2020

Stash v0.9.0-rc.4 - Introducing Batch Backup and Hooks

We are very excited to announce Stash v0.9.0-rc.4 which brings some cool features like batch backup and hooks. We have also added Percona-XtraDB addon. This version also comes with some bug fixes and general improvements. Stash by AppsCode is a data backup and recovery solution for Kubernetes workloads. If you are running production workloads in Kubernetes, you might want to take backup of your disks, databases etc. Traditional tools are too complex to setup and maintain in a dynamic compute environment like Kubernetes.

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