[TriLUG] back up your $HOME

Michael Peters mpeters at plusthree.com
Fri May 27 09:57:24 EDT 2011

On 05/27/2011 09:43 AM, Igor Partola wrote:
> I have never used rsnapshot, but it sounds a lot like rdiff-backup.
> rdiff-backup is fantastic for backing up MySQL data files, since it
> can store binary deltas of large files. It's like magic.

Just to poke my head in here, I really hope you're not just making 
copies of the mysql data files as a backup. That will break in all kinds 
of unfun ways.

For mysql backups you really need a tool like xtrabackup 

Michael Peters
Plus Three, LP

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