And use RAID 0, right? Still, most do make backups, and for a good reason. It is a lucky person who creates backups daily and never needs one, and it is a very unfortunate person who needs a backup when one has not been created, so we will look at the basic requirements for backing up Zabbix.
As almost everything Zabbix needs is stored in the database, it is the most crucial part to take care of. While there are several ways to create a MySQL database backup, including file level copying (preferably from an LVM snapshot) and using database replication, most widely used method is creation of database dump using native MySQL utility,
mysqldump. Using this approach provides several benefits: