Tag - Backups

When Should I Enable MongoDB Sharding?

MongoDB Sharding

In this blog post, we will talk about MongoDB sharding and walk through the main reasons why you should start a cluster (independent of the approach you have chosen).
Note: I will cover this subject in my webinar How To Scale with MongoDB on Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at 11:00 am PDT / 2:00 pm EDT […]

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Lock, Stock and MySQL Backups: Data Guaranteed Webinar Follow Up Questions

MySQL Backups

Hello again! On August 16, we delivered a webinar on MySQL backups. As always, we’ve had a number of interesting questions. Some of them we’ve answered on the webinar, but we’d like to share some of them here in writing.
What is the best way to maintain daily full backups, but selective restores omitting certain […]

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Webinar May 31, 2017: Online MySQL Backups with Percona XtraBackup

Percona XtraBackup

Please join Percona’s solution engineer, Dimitri Vanoverbeke as he presents Online MySQL Backups with Percona XtraBackup on Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 7:00 am PDT / 10:00 am EDT (UTC-7).
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Percona XtraBackup is a free, open source, complete online backup solution for all versions of Percona Server, MySQL® and MariaDB®. Percona XtraBackup provides:

Fast and reliable […]

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Running Percona XtraBackup on Windows … in Docker

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In this blog, we’ll look at running Percona XtraBackup on Windows via a Docker container.
The question whether Percona XtraBackup is available for Windows comes up every so often. While we are not planning to provide regular releases for Windows, I decided to share a way to run Percona XtraBackup in a Docker container (especially since […]

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MongoDB PIT Backups: Part 2

MongoDB PIT Backups

This blog post is the second in a series covering MongoDB PIT backups. You can find the first part here.
Sharding Makes Everything Fun(ner)
The first blog post in this series looked at MongoDB backups in a simple single-replica set environment. In this post, we’ll look at the scale-out use case. When sharding, we have exactly the […]

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MongoDB PIT Backups In Depth

MongoDB PIT Backups

In this blog is an in-depth discussion of MongoDB PIT backups.
Note: INTIMIDATION FREE ZONE!! This post is meant to give the reader most of the knowledge that is needed to understand the material. This includes basic MongoDB knowledge and other core concepts. I have tried to include links for further research where I can. […]

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Percona XtraBackup 2.4.3 is now available

Percona XtraBackup 2.4.3

Percona is glad to announce the GA release of Percona XtraBackup 2.4.3 on May 23rd, 2016. Downloads are available from our download site and from apt and yum repositories.
Percona XtraBackup enables MySQL backups without blocking user queries, making it ideal for companies with large data sets and mission-critical applications that cannot tolerate long periods […]

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Introducing ‘MySQL 101,’ a 2-day intensive educational track at Percona Live this April 15-16

Talking with Percona Live attendees last year I heard a couple of common themes. First, people told me that there is a lot of great advanced content at Percona Live but there is not much for people just starting to learn the ropes with MySQL. Second, they would like us to find a way […]

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TokuDB tips: MySQL backups

In my recent post, “TokuDB gotchas: slow INFORMATION_SCHEMA TABLES,” I saw a couple questions and tweets asking if we use TokuDB in production. Actually I mentioned it in that post and we also blogged about it in a couple of other recent posts:

Getting to know TokuDB for MySQL
Percona Server with TokuDB: Packing 15TB into […]

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Encrypted and incremental MySQL backups with Percona XtraBackup

We’ve recently received a number of questions on how to implement incremental MySQL backups alongside encryption with Percona XtraBackup. Some users thought it was not initially possible because with the default
–encrypt options with XtraBackup, all files will be encrypted, but alas, that is not the case. This is where the option
–extra-lsn-dir becomes […]

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