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Business Continuity and MySQL Backups

MySQL Backups

This blog post discusses the business continuity plan around MySQL backups, and how organizations should think about them.
During the years I’ve worked in IT, I’ve learned that backups sometimes are a conceptual subject in organizations. Many companies have them, but don’t document the associated business continuation plan for them. I experienced this the hard way […]

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Bypassing SST in Percona XtraDB Cluster with binary logs

In my previous post, I used incremental backups in Percona XtraBackup as a method for rebuilding a Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) node without triggering an actual SST. Practically this reproduces the SST steps, but it can be handy if you already had backups available to use.
In this post, I want to present another methodology […]

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Bypassing SST in Percona XtraDB Cluster with incremental backups

Beware the SST
In Percona XtraDB Cluster (PXC) I often run across users who are fearful of SSTs on their clusters. I’ve always maintained that if you can’t cope with a SST, PXC may not be right for you, but that doesn’t change the fact that SSTs with multiple Terabytes of data can be quite […]

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