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Become a PostgreSQL DBA - Logical & Physical PostgreSQL Backups

Taking backups is one of the most important tasks of a DBA - it is crucial to the availability and integrity of the data. Part of our Become a PostgreSQL DBA series, this blog post covers some of the backup methods you can use with PostgreSQL.

Watch the Tutorial: Backup Best Practices for MySQL, MariaDB and Galera Cluster

These are the replay details of our webinar on backup strategies and best practices for MySQL, MariaDB and Galera clusters. If you missed the session, would like to watch it again or browse through the slides, they’re now online for viewing.

Updated - Full Restore of a MySQL or MariaDB Galera Cluster from Backup

Performing regular backups of your database cluster is imperative for high availability and disaster recovery. This blog post provides a series of best practices on how to fully restore a MySQL or MariaDB Galera Cluster from backup.

What’s New in ClusterControl 1.4 - Backup Management

This blog post covers the new backup features available in ClusterControl version 1.4.

How to Perform Efficient Backup for MySQL and MariaDB

There are a number of ways to backup MySQL and MariaDB, each comes with pros and cons. An effective backup strategy will depend on the requirements of the business, the environment you operate in, and the resources at your disposal.

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The choice of MySQL storage engine and its impact on backup procedures

MySQL offers multiple storage engines to store its data, with InnoDB and MyISAM the most popular ones. This has an impact on how you design and run your backup procedures.

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New whitepaper - the DevOps Guide to database backups for MySQL and MariaDB

Check out our free new whitepaper on database backups, which discusses in detail the two most popular backup utilities available for MySQL and MariaDB, namely mysqldump and Percona XtraBackup.

Become a MongoDB DBA: Recovering your Data

This is our sixth post in the “Become a MongoDB DBA” blog series - how do you recover MongoDB using a backup.

Become a MongoDB DBA: MongoDB Backups

This is our fifth post in the “Become a MongoDB DBA” blog series - how do you make a good backup strategy for MongoDB, what tools are available and what you should watch out for.

A Guide to Max Open Files for MySQL

You have created a large database with thousands of tables (> 5000 in MySQL 5.6). Then you want to create a backup using xtrabackup. Or, if it is a Galera cluster, you have to recover a galera node using wsrep_sst_method=xtrabackup[-v2].