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  • Incremental database backup challenge. Any resolution please?

    Restoring incremental backup always come with a nightmare of having to restore sequence of snapshots taking from when the full backup was done and the subsequent incremental snapshots. These is a bit cumbersome and sometime the purpose would not be achieve. Please is there a way to mitigate this headache?

    ​And is there any hope of having differential backup for Percona server?

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    Hi sbuhari,

    Percona XtraBackup supports both incremental and differential backups, as does MySQL Enterprise Backup.

    Vadim Tkachenko and Alexey Kopytov presented on this a couple of years ago at the Percona Live MySQL Conference and Expo - and the slides are still available and might help. You can access those here: http://www.percona.com/live/mysql-conference-2012/sessions/percona-xtrabackup-install-usage-tricks

    And there is a white paper published last autumn titled "MySQL Backup and Recovery Best Practices" that might also help: http://form.percona.com/rs/percona/i...13%20FINAL.pdf
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