When a user signs up for online backup service for MySQL we allocate two gigabytes of free disk space in our storage. It’s convenient for small databases. We manage the storage, no additional hardware is needed from the user. What if the database is large enough so 2 gigabytes is not enough?
TwinDB allows to backup MySQL to your own storage servers. The
storage will be visible in TwinDB console, the dispatcher will
set it as a destination server when scheduling backup jobs and
will enforce retention policy.
But the biggest benefit of having your own storage server in TwinDB is that backup copies never leave your data center. The agents are still managed by TwinDB dispatcher, but when XtraBackup streams a backup copy it’s encrypted and piped over ssh to your server. That increases security of the solution – your data flow is under your control. Besides, no large amounts of data are transferred to the cloud.
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