[CentOS] your advice on backup procedure

Sat Mar 24 08:23:23 UTC 2012
Markus Falb <markus.falb at fasel.at>

On 24.3.2012 08:43, Jussi Hirvi wrote:
> For MySQL backups, I think nobody mentioned doing nightly backups with 
> mysqldump and then backing them up with rsync or other tools. That is 
> what I do. No need to stop any services even for a second.

With MyISAM tables, to keep integrity, you might want to read lock the
tables. Depending on the amount of data a full dump can take a long
time. If you have to write while dumping, you cant, and this is a kind
of a stopped service ;-)
Kind Regards, Markus Falb

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