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Effective MySQL Backup and Recovery by Ronald Bradford

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Understanding Business Requirements for Disaster Recovery
“No one cares about your backup; they only care if you can restore.”
Adapted from W. Curtis Preston - Backup & Recovery (O’Reilly, 2009)
One of the factors in choosing a backup methodology is the business requirements for data recovery. There are businesses where the loss of a single transaction has a substantive impact, and businesses where recovering to last night at midnight meets the business requirements for acceptable loss. Defining these requirements and classes of data is not strictly a technical problem; however, it is important to prevent very difficult conversations about mismatched ...

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