Understanding Backup Options
MySQL supports various different options for the backup of your database data. Each of these options has its relative strengths and weaknesses that need to be considered to determine what is most applicable for your production environment. The choice of operating system, hardware, and software configuration can affect the availability of options. There are also open source and commercial considerations for your choice of product.
In this chapter we will discuss:
• Different backup strategy needs and approaches
• Various popular MySQL backup options
• Hardware considerations