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Nov 27, 2018 by Robert Gravelle

In software applications, log files keep a record of what actions were performed in the system and perhaps who performed them. Should something unexpected occur, whether it be a security breach, system crash, or just sluggish performance, the log file(s) can be an administrator's best friend. As it happens, MySQL has several different log files that can help you find out what's going on inside the MySQL server. Today's blog is a primer on MySQL logging - a topic that we'll be referencing later on when we talk about monitoring in Navicat Monitor for MySQL/MariaDB.

Nov 20, 2018 by Robert Gravelle

Navicat Monitor for MySQL/MariaDB is an agentless remote server monitoring tool that is packed with features to make monitoring your database (DB) instances as effective and easy as possible. Moreover, its server-based architecture makes it accessible from anywhere via a web browser, thus providing you unhampered access to easily and seamlessly track your servers from anywhere in the world, at any time of day or night.

Once you have finished installing Navicat Monitor and have logged in, you're ready to create the instances you want to monitor. In today's blog, we'll learn how to configure a DB instance for monitoring.

Nov 13, 2018 by Robert Gravelle

MongoDB employs a serialization format called "BSON" to store documents. A combination of the words "Binary" and "JSON" (JavaScript Object Notation), you can think of BSON as a binary representation of JSON documents. Unfortunately, the BSON serialization format has a size limitation of 16 MB. While that leaves plenty of headroom for most data types, for some large binary formats, MongoDB employs a separate specification called GridFS for storing and retrieving files.

In today's blog, we'll be taking a look at how Navicat for MongoDB implements the GridFS spec to store large files.

Nov 6, 2018 by Robert Gravelle

The Navicat team is proud to announce the launch of Navicat Monitor 1.8. This minor update adds a couple of exciting features:

  • The dashboard adds a compact view.
  • Support for the Slack collaboration hub, so now you can get notifications via Slack whenever a warning or critical condition occurs in your infrastructure.

Today's blog examines both features and describes how to download the new version.

Oct 30, 2018 by Robert Gravelle

Navicat for MongoDB includes GUI Designers for both Users and Roles. We were introduced to the User Designer in the last blog. Today, we'll learn how to edit user roles using Navicat's Role Designer.

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