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mysql hot backup with xtrabackup

I want to backup my databases without downtime… Well, there are couple approaches to this. One of them is to add a standby slave and use LVM snapshot approach. The second approach is to use percona xtrabackup. My problem is that I have some huge databases here, so taking local backups is out of the question. … Continue reading mysql hot backup with xtrabackup

How to clone a running Linux system over network using netcat

This is a short but potentially extremely handy guide to ghosting one Linux box to another (or simply making a full backup of a desktop/server). On the target machine: On the source machine: Note: please be VERY careful about IPs, devices and ports. after completion of dd command you have to run fsck on target … Continue reading How to clone a running Linux system over network using netcat