In my last post, I discussed the existing backup solutions for MySQL. At the end I briefly discussed why the backup solutions for InnoDB do not apply to TokuDB. Now I’m going to outline the backup solution we created. Our solution works for both TokuDB and InnoDB. It also has no knowledge of the log files and does not require any changes to either storage engine. In fact, the library could be used with almost any process; it has no knowledge of what types of files are being backed up.
Tokutek’s Hot Backup is essentially a shim …[Read more...]