[TriLUG] back up your $HOME

Igor Partola igor at igorpartola.com
Fri May 27 10:27:18 EDT 2011

mysqldump is great, but depending on the size of your database, it may
take a long time to export and especially to import. Backing up the
raw data files is much faster, especially if using a tool like rdiff
since most of the operations are reads.


On Fri, May 27, 2011 at 10:24 AM, Alan Porter <porter at trilug.org> wrote:
>> I stop the MySQL instance before I take the backup.
> I do a mysqldump and back that up.  It dumps all of the
> table data to ready-to-import SQL statements in a text
> file.
> Alan
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