I am always fascinated by the cleanliness of UNIX. One tool only should do one thing, but it has to be the best in that way. The operating system itself will glue all the modules together and give you a complex feel of a system, you don’t have to take care of huge, bloated software, don’t have to deal with mysterious bugs, which are appearing random. Just small bricks of clever software and the rest are on you.
Recently I broke this, and frankly, I am not sure if it was a bad decision, or not.
With MySQL, if you want a point in time recovery after a disaster, you should back up not only the database but the binary logs themselves, as I have mentioned it in my last blog post. I added a feature to the binlogstreamer: it can clean up the binary logs after a given amount of time.
Let’s see how many ways we have to get rid of the old, unwanted …[Read more]