Disaster is Inevitable—Are You Prepared?

Security and Database Administration
Location: Ballroom B Level: Intermediate

What’s the worst database disaster you expect to happen? Are you prepared? Does your architecture support quicker recovery or do you have recovery bottlenecks built throughout your architecture? What will happen if InnoDB crashed beyond repair or if you have a massive irrepairable data corruption? What can you do to better prepare for the disaster, when it does happen? Do you have data restoration tools and procedures in place in case you need to resort to extreme measures? Join us in this eye opening, heart-racing, real-life inspired presentation by Fotolog’s Director of Database Infrastructure, Farhan “Frank” Mashraqi” to find out answers to these questions and more.

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Frank Mashraqi


Frank Mashraqi is a renowned speaker and scalability advisor to several startups. He has nearly a decade of scalability, engineering management and monetization experience. Prior to Opportunities, Frank was Co-founder and VP Technology of XGraph, an advertising company using social graph data to scale highly targeted campaigns. Prior to that, Frank was Director of Business Operations and Technical Strategy for Fotolog where he played a pivotal role in helping Fotolog scale to become the 13th largest website on the Internet (Alexa: based on traffic) and the third most actively used social network in the world (ComScore). He also led the disaster recovery efforts at Fotolog after a SAN crash threatened to put $100M acquisition offer in jeopardy. Frank holds a BBA in Accounting and a BS in Computer Information Systems. He lives in Menlo Park, CA and is passionate about helping entrepreneurs.

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