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5 Things You Overlooked with MySQL Dumps
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1. Point In Time Recovery If you’ve never done point in time recovery, it’s time to take a second look. With a standard mysqldump you restore your database to the time when the backup happened. Only do them once a day, then you can lose as much as 24 hours of data. Enter point-in-time recovery, [...]

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What compression do you use?
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The following is an evaluation of various compression utilities that I tested when reviewing the various options for MySQL backup strategies. The overall winner in performance was pigz, a parallel implementation of gzip. If you use gzip today as most organizations do, this one change will improve your backup compression times.

Details of the test:

  • The database is 5.4GB of data
  • mysqldump produces a backup file of 2.9GB
  • The server is an AWS t1.xlarge with a dedicated EBS volume for backups

The following testing was performed to compare the time and % compression savings of various …

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A new MySQL backups temperature scale, with showers
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We're used to Cold, Warm and Hot backups. This scale of three temperatures does not quite reflect the impact of backups on your MySQL database.

In this post I offer a new backup temperature scale, and (somewhat seriously) compare it with showers. Call it the backup shower scale.

A database backup is like a shower: the colder it is, the less time you want to spend doing it.


A cold backup requires taking your database down (i.e. stop the service).

Example: file system copy

This can work well for replicating slaves, which may not be required for normal operation. You take the …

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MEB: Taking Incremental Backup using last successful backup
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In MySQL Enterprise Backup v3.7.0 (MEB 3.7.0) a new option '–incremental-base' was introduced. Using this option a user can take in incremental backup without specifying the '–start-lsn' option. Description of this option can be found …

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An elaborate way to break a MySQL server with XtraBackup
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XtraBackup is a great piece of software from Percona, which allows creating (nearly) lock-less MySQL/InnoDB backups. The tool has been around for quite some time and recently even received a major version bump. I have relied on it many times over the years. As it turns out, using it in some configurations may lead to heavy swapping or prevent MySQL from running queries.

So far I only kept complaining about the wrapper script XtraBackup has been distributed with and which was taken from Oracle’s InnoDB Hot Backup. The infamous innobackupex-1.5.1 was neither well written, nor was it even fully compatible with the …

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WordPress on S3: no more backups
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WordPress on S3: no more backups

How much trouble will it be if your webserver failed?  No trouble at all, if your website keeps its content on reliable Amazon S3 storage.

There are a lot of nuances in ensuring proper backups and restores of websites. When was the last backup taken? How much data might have been lost? How long will it take to recover it? When was the last time you tested restore? Do you even have an offsite backup?

Now that you can run dynamic websites off Amazon S3 storage, we’ll demonstrate why you no longer need …

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How To Back Up MySQL Databases With mylvmbackup On Debian Squeeze
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How To Back Up MySQL Databases With mylvmbackup On Debian Squeeze

mylvmbackup is a Perl script for quickly creating MySQL backups. It uses LVM's snapshot feature to do so. To perform a backup, mylvmbackup obtains a read lock on all tables and flushes all server caches to disk, creates a snapshot of the volume containing the MySQL data directory, and unlocks the tables again. This article shows how to use it on a Debian Squeeze server.

How to exclude a database from your dump with ZRM (MySQL Community help needed)
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Last month, Ronald Bradford, Giuseppe Maxia and Mark Leith spoke about how to simulate a mysqldump –ignore-database.
This mysqldump option doesn’t exist and these three guys have given us various helpful solutions.

But for those of us who use ZRM community to …

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Managing MySQL Backups
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Database backups are typically critical to organizations, and are an important part of an overall disaster recovery strategy.

MySQL Enterprise Backup performs online "Hot", non-blocking backups of your MySQL databases, and interfaces with media management software such as Symantec NetBackup, Oracle Secure Backup and IBM Tivoli Storage Manager to execute backup and restore operations.

Two new white papers are available to help you better understand:

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Improved script for extracting table from MySQL text dump
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A few days ago I showed a quick way to extract one table form a mysqldump output. Here is a more complete version which supports extracting either a full schema or a table from the specified schema. If full schema is being extracted, the script also looks for any associated views and routines.

Usage is simple:
garfield ~ # ./ -f dump.sql -d redmine > redmine.sql
garfield ~ # ./ -f dump.sql -d redmine -t workflows > redmine-workflows.sql

You can grab the script from Downloads page.

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