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January 10, 2020

Database Backups 101: Logical vs Physical Backups

Databases are important to all businesses, therefore, it is fundamental to have a good backup policy in place and put it into implementation right from the start. Prior to deciding on the database backup method,...

January 7, 2020

Choosing a Database Backup Method

Organisations from any industry, big or small, rely heavily on the database as the spine of an IT infrastructure. This infrastructure is used for automated data collection, processing, analytics, and all other data related systems....

December 12, 2019

Basic Considerations for Taking a MongoDB Backup

Database systems have a responsibility to store and ensure consistent availability of relevant data whenever needed at any time in operation. Most companies fail to continue with business after cases of data loss as a...

December 11, 2019

Handling Replication Issues from non-GTID to GTID MariaDB Database Clusters

We recently ran into an interesting customer support case involving a MariaDB replication setup. We spent a lot of time researching this problem and thought it would be worth sharing this with you in this...

December 10, 2019

Creating a Cold Standby for PostgreSQL Using Amazon AWS

The need to achieve database High Availability is a pretty common task, and often a must. If your company has a limited budget, then maintaining a replication slave (or more than one) that is running...

December 9, 2019

Using Database Backup Advisors to Automate Maintenance Tasks

A disaster usually causes an outage, which can result in system downtime and potential loss of business-critical data. Once a blackout is detected, we trigger our disaster recovery plan to recover from it. But it...

December 4, 2019

Best Practices for Archiving Your Database in the Cloud

With the technology available today there is no excuse for failing to recover your data due to lack of backup policies or understanding of how vital it is to take backups as part of your...

December 3, 2019

How to Backup an Encrypted Database with Percona Server for MySQL 8.0

Production interruptions are nearly guaranteed to happen at some point in time. We know it so we plan backups, create recovery standby databases, convert single instances into clusters. Admitting the need for a proper recovery...

November 26, 2019

Comparing Percona XtraBackup to MySQL Enterprise Backup: Part One

When it comes to backups and data archiving, IT departments are often under stress to meet stringent service level agreements as well as deliver more robust backup procedures that would minimize the downtime, speed up...

October 30, 2019

PostgreSQL Backup Method Features in AWS S3

Amazon released S3 in early 2006 and the first tool enabling PostgreSQL backup scripts to upload data in the cloud — s3cmd — was born just shy of a year later. By 2010 (according to...

October 16, 2019

Announcing the Beta Launch of Backup Ninja

Severalnines is excited to launch our newest product Backup Ninja. Currently in beta, Backup Ninja is a simple, secure, and cost-effective SaaS service you can use to backup the world’s most popular open source databases;...

October 14, 2019

MySQL Cloud Backup and Restore Scenarios Using Microsoft Azure

Backups are a very important part of your database operations, as your business must be secured when catastrophe strikes. When that time comes (and it will), your Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective...

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