How to deploy a PostgreSQL database on the Oracle Cloud using OKE and Portworx Data Services (PDS)

With the recent growth in popularity of PostgreSQL, you may have noticed that many of the major Cloud vendors have developed and now offer managed PostgreSQL Database-as-Service (DBaaS) solutions, for example: Azure Database for PostgreSQL Amazon RDS for PostgreSQL Amazon Aurora Google Cloud SQL PostgreSQL Google AlloyDB for PostgreSQL IBM Cloud Database for PostgreSQL Additional,... Continue Reading →

Working with Kubernetes Labels

Kubernetes labels provide an important role in the management of large complex Kubernetes clusters. Kubernetes implements labels as key value pairs which are attached to objects, such as nodes and pods to store identifying and meaningful attributes, which can then be used to manage the running Kubernetes platform. For the purpose of the post I... Continue Reading →

Protect Kubernetes Portworx volumes with CloudSnap to OCI S3 Object Storage

In this post I will share how we can use Portworx CloudSnap to backup a Kubernetes Portworx volume to an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Object Storage S3 Bucket. OCI Object Storage Let's start by logging into an Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) account, and from the Dashboard selecting Object Storage or via the hamburger menu navigate to Storage -> Object Storage -> Buckets.... Continue Reading →

How to deploy an on-premises 21c database using the Oracle Database Operator for Kubernetes

Background The Oracle Database Operator for Kubernetes (OraOpeator) provides a simple, supported method of provisioning, cloning, and patching Oracle Databases including databases deployed on Kubernetes. I have previously posted a blog on how to use the OraOperator (v0.1.0) to deliver an Oracle database on the Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE)... Continue Reading →

Using Portworx storage with Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE)

In this post I will share how to use the Portworx Container Storage Interface (CSI) with the Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes, more commonly known as Oracle Kubernetes Engine (OKE) to Create, Snapshot, Clone, Resize, Restore and Delete Kubernetes Persistent Volume Claims (PVCs) Create a StorageClass (SC) Let's start by creating a new Portworx Storage... Continue Reading →

Backup PDS managed Kubernetes database to OCI S3 Object Storage

In this post I am going to share how to backup Portworx Data Services (PDS) managed Kubernetes databases to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) S3 Object Storage buckets. OCI Object Storage Create OCI Bucket Logon to Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI) and from the Dashboard select Object Storage or via the hamburger menu navigate to Storage -> Object Storage -> Buckets. Select your required Compartment,... Continue Reading →

Oracle 21c warm failover with the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator (OraOperator), OCI and Portworx storage

Background In Getting started with Oracle 21c, Oracle database Kubernetes operator (OraOperator), OCI and Portworx storage I shared details of my Terraform script which I use to build OKE clusters with Portworx storage. I detailed how to install the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator and how to configure it for a single instance database running on Oracle... Continue Reading →

Oracle 21c with the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator (OraOperator) and Portworx storage

Background In Getting started with the Oracle Database Kuberenetes Operator (OraOperator) I introduced the Oracle Database Kubernetes Operator and provided details on how to install and configure it for a single instance database running on Oracle Container Engine for Kubernetes (OKE) service within Oracle Cloud Infrastructure (OCI). In the post I share how I use... Continue Reading →

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