Setting up a database backup is a primary task for database administrators and we see perl and shell scripts wrapped around few of the backup-tools in practice. With right tools things can look easy and today we shall look into one of that!
MySQL Database backup can be done with mysqldump, mysqlhotbackup, xtrabackup, lvm / file-system snapshots or doing delimited-text file backups.
In this post we will learn setting up and configuring MySQL backup using Holland backup framework & Xtrabackup. We won’t be needing any scripts (let’s have short intro first…)