MySQL backups with Percona’s XtraBackup

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MySQL backup is sometimes very hard to do effectively. MySQL provides various options for backup, but many of them are simply unsuitable for large systems, particularly if they need to remain active during backups. Percona’s XtraBackup is an open-source clone of InnoBase’s InnoDB Hot Backup utility. So what makes XtraBackup a better solution, and how… Read more »

PHP London Conference 2009

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From this truly excellent conference, I took away some good memories, some new ideas and a nasty bout of conference flu. There’s nothing quite like being in close proximity to a few hundred people to really spread things around… Highlight for me was Aral Balkan‘s keynote. It’s always nice to see someone showing plain enthusiasm,… Read more »