Buy Percona ServicesBuy Now!

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

 | June 13, 2018 |  Posted In: Backups, MongoDB, Replication, Security, Technical Webinars

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). Register Now This talk will cover backup and recovery solutions for MongoDB replica sets and clusters, focusing on online and low-impact solutions […]

Read More

Restore a MongoDB Logical Backup

 | April 18, 2018 |  Posted In: Backups, Insight for DBAs, MongoDB

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 […]

Read More

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

 | April 12, 2018 |  Posted In: Backups, Database Recovery, Insight for DBAs, MariaDB, MySQL

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 […]

Read More

Free, Fast MongoDB Hot Backup with Percona Server for MongoDB

 | April 6, 2018 |  Posted In: Backups, Insight for DBAs, MongoDB, 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 […]

Read More

How to Restore MySQL Logical Backup at Maximum Speed

 | February 22, 2018 |  Posted In: Backups, Database Monitoring, Hardware and Storage, InnoDB, Insight for DBAs, MySQL

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 […]

Read More

autoxtrabackup v1.5.0: A Tool for Automatic Backups

 | November 27, 2017 |  Posted In: Backups, Percona XtraBackup, Quality Assurance


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 […]

Read More

MySQL Point in Time Recovery the Right Way

 | October 23, 2017 |  Posted In: Backups, GTID, MySQL, Replication

MySQL Point In Time Recovery

In this blog, I’ll look at how to do MySQL point in time recovery (PITR) correctly. Sometimes we need to restore from a backup, and then replay the transactions that happened after the backup was taken. This is a common procedure in most disaster recovery plans, when for example you accidentally drop a table/database or run […]

Read More