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How To Back Up MySQL Databases With mylvmbackup On Debian Squeeze

May 14, 2012, 11:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Falko Timme)

mylvmbackup is a Perl script for quickly creating MySQL backups. It uses LVM's snapshot feature to do so. To perform a backup, mylvmbackup obtains a read lock on all tables and flushes all server caches to disk, creates a snapshot of the volume containing the MySQL data directory, and unlocks the tables again.

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