Increasingly systems built with MySQL are required to be highly available. One of the most important technologies for availability is an online, or ‘hot’ backup, which can make a consistent binary copy of the database while it is being used. InnoDB Hot Backup is the only production quality tool that can make online binary backups of a major MySQL table type. In this session we will explore the backup strategies using the Hot Backup utility and present our plans moving forward.
John Russell is the documentation lead for InnoDB. Before joining the InnoDB team, John was Information Architect for the Oracle Database group, where he developed the Project Tahiti documentation search engine. In the 20th century, he was Information Architect for the DB2 Database group, where he originated the Information Center and lead several User Centered Design initiatives. His writing background is focused on application development and programming languages (PL/SQL, Oracle Objects, C++, Fortran, and Ada), and his documentation architecture work involves Python, Perl, and XSLT.
Calvin Sun is a principal software engineer at the InnoDB group of Oracle. Prior to joining Oracle, he was the development manager of storage engines at MySQL. He has over ten years of database internals experience at Pervasive Software, MySQL and now Oracle. He has an M.S. in Computer Science from the University of Science and Technology of China.
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