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Kiss your MySQL website goodbye

Mar 24, 2010, 01:32 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Mark Rais)

[ Thanks to Andrea Cordingly for this link. ]

"In this article Mark Rais offers beginning Linux web administrators some guidance with regard to proper back up and restore of a dynamic website to help prevent a catastrophic moment.

"Maybe it is just coincidence. I meet a colleague for lunch and he tells me that he does not regularly backup the business website.

"Later on the same day, I visit a client site and the tech staff joke about who backs up their MySQL DB. It seems the engineer named "who knows" performs their backups.

"When I arrive at home, there are a few emails about a website outage, and pleas for my assistance since they did not backup the website. I can tell you these folks can kiss their dynamic database driven website goodbye.

"The fact is that if you run a business website, you need to perform proper backups, and not just the stuff that gets put on a tape and thrown in a closet each evening.

"I am writing this article specifically for those beginning Linux web administrators who need to know how to properly backup their website. Just because you're new to Linux and web serving does not mean it is difficult or that you should try to avoid performing proper website backups."

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