MySQL Backup and Recovery Best Practices

June, 2014

Backup and recovery processes are a foundational piece of any application infrastructure. A well-tested backup and recovery system can be the difference between a minor outage and the end of a business. In this white paper, Principal Consultant Ryan Lowe enumerates best practices for MySQL® backup and recovery systems.


Ryan Lowe

Senior Field Account Manager

Ryan worked for a variety of companies, including several startups, and he has a background in many different database technologies. He has extensive experience as a developer, DBA, manager, and consultant. In addition, he has worked in a broad range of industries across the globe, including health care, telecommunications, social networking, and defense. His specialties include full-stack performance optimization, scaling, and high availability.

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