Backups

Announcement: Second Alpha Build of Percona XtraBackup 8.0 Is Available

Percona XtraBackup 8.0

The second alpha build of Percona XtraBackup 8.0.2 is now available in the Percona experimental software repositories.
Note that, due to the new MySQL redo log and data dictionary formats, the Percona XtraBackup 8.0.x versions will only be compatible with MySQL 8.0.x and Percona Server for MySQL 8.0.x. This release supports backing up Percona Server […]

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PostgreSQL Backup Strategy for an Enterprise-Grade Environment

PostgreSQL enterprise-grade backup and recovery

In this post we cover the methods used to achieve an enterprise-grade backup strategy for the PostgreSQL cluster. In setting up our demonstration system, we use pg_basebackup and continuous archiving. The size of the database and your database environment—if it is on colo or cloud—matters. It is very important to understand how we can ensure […]

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Announcement: Experimental Build of Percona XtraBackup 8.0

Percona XtraBackup 8.0

Experimental Build of Percona XtraBackup 8.0 released
An experimental alpha version of Percona XtraBackup 8.0.1 is now available in the Percona experimental software repositories.
A few things to note about this release:

We removed the deprecated innobackupex in this release
Due to the new MySQL redo log and data dictionary formats the Percona XtraBackup 8.0.x versions will only be […]

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Webinar Thurs 6/14: MongoDB Backup and Recovery Field Guide

mongodb backup and recovery field guide

Please join Percona’s Sr. Technical Operations Architect, Tim Vaillancourt as he presents MongoDB Backup and Recovery Field Guide on Thursday, June 14, 2018, at 10:00 AM PDT (UTC-7) / 1:00 PM EDT (UTC-4).
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This talk will cover backup and recovery solutions for MongoDB replica sets and clusters, focusing on online and low-impact solutions for […]

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Restore a MongoDB Logical Backup

MongoDB Logical Backup

In this article, we will explain how to restore a MongoDB logical backup performed via ‘mongodump’ to a mongod instance.
MongoDB logical backup requires the use of the ‘mongorestore‘ tool to perform the restore backup. This article focuses on this tool and process.
Note: Percona develops a backup tool named Percona-Lab/mongodb-consistent-backup, which is a wrapper for ‘mongodump‘, adding cluster-wide […]

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Flashback: Another Take on Point-In-Time Recovery (PITR) in MySQL/MariaDB/Percona Server

Point-In-Time Recovery

In this blog post, I’ll look at point-in-time recovery (PITR) options for MySQL, MariaDB and Percona Server for MySQL.
It is a common good practice to extend data safety by having additional measures apart from regular data backups, such as delayed slaves and binary log backups. These two options provide the ability to restore the data […]

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Free, Fast MongoDB Hot Backup with Percona Server for MongoDB

MongoDB Hot Backups

In this blog post, we will discuss the MongoDB Hot Backup feature in Percona Server for MongoDB and how it can help you get a safe backup of your data with minimal impact.
Percona Server for MongoDB
Percona Server for MongoDB is Percona’s open-source fork of MongoDB, aimed at having 100% feature compatibility (much like our […]

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How to Restore MySQL Logical Backup at Maximum Speed

Restore MySQL Logical Backup

The ability to restore MySQL logical backups is a significant part of disaster recovery procedures. It’s a last line of defense.
Even if you lost all data from a production server, physical backups (data files snapshot created with an offline copy or with Percona XtraBackup) could show the same internal database structure corruption as in […]

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autoxtrabackup v1.5.0: A Tool for Automatic Backups

autoxtrabackup

There is a new version of the autoxtrabackup tool. In this post, I’ll provide some of the highlights available this time around.
autoxtrabackup is a tool created by PerconLabs. We’ve now put out the 1.5.0 version, and you can test it further.
Note: PerconaLabs and Percona-QA are open source GitHub repositories for unofficial scripts and tools […]

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