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MySQL Database Backups with mydumper

Lukas Vileikis continues a series on MySQL backup options:

There are many tools we can use to back up our MySQL databases. Some are well-known and used by the best technology companies out there (mysqldump comes to mind), and some are a little less famous, but still have their place in the MySQL world. Enter mydumper – the tool is built by the engineering team over at Percona and it‘s supposedly created to address performance issues caused by mysqldump.

Read on to see what it is and how it works.