[thelist] Backing up data on a unix server

Hassan Schroeder hassan at webtuitive.com
Mon Jan 16 14:31:42 CST 2006

Kevin Sedgley wrote:

> Does anyone know of any easy to set up applications for backing up mysql
> tables 

You can set up another MySQL instance on a different machine to act
as a "slave" to your server's "master" -- replication is handled in
near-real-time, so you keep a pretty current data image on the slave.
You can also use mysqldump to back up the slave, instead of running
it on the production system where it may impact performance.

For directories, I second the `rsync`recommendation.

> I ... am familiar with ... RPMs.

Ick. Unsolicited opinion: avoid RPMs (and all similar "installers")
like the plague... :-)

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