Radically Simple Backup & Recovery for Live MySQL

Location: Ballroom E Level: Novice

Protecting corporate data through effective backup and recovery is the most critical task for a database administrator (DBA). As MySQL moves into mission-critical transaction environments, the ability to perform online backups without causing any application downtime is a must. Similarly, the ability for MySQL DBAs to go back in time and restore data just before an error is equally important. Given MySQL’s flexible architecture, there are multiple ways to implement online backup & restore. Each of these implementation strategies, e.g., storage engines, replication, clustering, etc., implies a different backup strategy.

We will discuss trade-off between these mechanisms of backing up MySQL and demonstrate Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL, a radically simple yet powerful open source enterprise solution for online backup and precision recovery for MySQL and MySQL clusters. Chander Kant will explain how Zmanda enables MySQL DBAs to take on mission-critical online transaction processing challenges with confidence.

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Chander Kant


Chander is the CEO and founder of Zmanda. Chander provides a unique combination of leadership in open source and data protection software. He has been involved on both the technology and business sides of open source software and was named one of the “Top 20 Linux Luminaries” by Linux World Magazine in 2004. Prior to Zmanda, Chander founded and ran LinuxCertified, Inc., an open source product and services company. Earlier in his career, Chander was a business development executive at VERITAS software and served as a product line manager for storage software at SGI. Chander holds a Master’s degree in Computer Science from the University of Wisconsin-Madison (where he did research work in Database Management Systems) and a BS in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.

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