Backup database mysql

Protect MySQL databases with straightforward backups

MySQL database servers are often critical for business function, but data loss or corruption brings serious potential risk. Managed services providers (MSPs) can use backup and recovery options within N-able Backup to help protect MySQL databases for their customers.

Once you add a MySQL database to Backup Manager, you can create and customize an automatic backup schedule for your customers’ MySQL databases. Automated backups offer peace of mind in case disaster strikes—you’ll know exactly when the last backup occurred.

You can also use Backup Manager to edit backup scripts, execute a one-time MySQL backup with the click of a button, and more. N-able Backup uses TrueDelta data compression, deduplication, and WAN optimization techniques to help you save time during backups and recoveries.

N-able Backup also comes with a client tool that guides MSPs through manual MySQL backup, in case you prefer to use the command line instead of Backup Manager.

Stay productive by backing up MySQL whether or not the server is running

Most traditional or “cold” backups require you to shut down the database during the backup session. But many businesses need to operate MySQL around the clock. That’s why N-able Backup offers “hot” and “warm” backups that allow you to keep a client’s MySQL server active during the backup process.

With hot backups using Backup Manager, your client’s MySQL server can continue running at full read-and-write functionality while backup is occurring. This allows your business to stay productive during the backup process, with minimal downtime.

Warm backups allow you to run MySQL read operations but not write operations while data is being backed up, which can also help ensure business productivity. The option of warm versus hot backups is available depending on your customers’ OS type.

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Recover your MySQL database backup to either the current location or a new location

Restoring a client’s MySQL database using N-able Backup is a simple process with Backup Manager’s intuitive recovery navigation. You can either restore your MySQL instance to its existing location or to a new location if the physical server has been damaged.

The MySQL restoration process is designed to be simple. Backup Manager allows you to request a restore path from the MySQL server. If your MySQL configuration is the same as before backup, you can easily restore to your current location. After you’ve requested the restore path, N-able Backup allows you to quickly resume MySQL service.

Use multisystem MySQL backups for Windows, Linux, or macOS

With multisystem compatibility, N-able Backup allows you to back up and recover MySQL databases using Microsoft, Linux, or macOS operating systems.

The specifics of your backup will be slightly different for each of these systems. With Windows, you can perform a warm backup for any MySQL version supported by Backup Manager. With Linux and macOS, you can provide hot backups for MySQL InnoDB data tables, as well as warm backups for MyISAM data tables. With hot and warm backup options, you can perform read operations no matter what type of table you are backing up. Find out more about N-able multisystem compatibility.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is MySQL backup?

What is MySQL backup?

Many enterprises and small businesses use MySQL as a standard open-source database server. Your customers’ most important data, query history, and other storage caches may be contained in MySQL. Additionally, for businesses using MySQL, data retrieved from MySQL can be key to a successful industry data log audit. In the event of an IT emergency, your customers can’t afford to lose access to their MySQL data temporarily—or worse, lose their MySQL data completely.

With N-able Backup, you can back up multiple versions of a MySQL database with ease. Backup Manager’s user-friendly interface allows you to view and modify your backup schedules and to edit your scripts if necessary. You can back up your databases automatically or manually. If you prefer to see the nuts and bolts of your backup process, you can also perform MySQL backup through the command line.

How do I back up MySQL database?

How do I back up MySQL database?

The first step in your backup process is to install N-able Backup Manager on your MySQL. Then, you can choose among multiple backup options depending on the type of data recovery your customer requires.

N-able Backup offers compatibility with virtually any version of MySQL, beginning with MySQL 5.0.22. To use Backup Manager with a client’s MySQL database, make sure your MySQL service has started when you begin to back up your database.

It’s important to have Volume Shadow-Copy Service (VSS) permitted on your system, since VSS snapshots form the backbone of your backup copy in any N-able Backup operation. Once you’ve given permission to the MySQL server to back up your database, you can use Backup Manager to back up the MySQL data with the click of a button.

How do I restore a MySQL database?

How do I restore a MySQL database?

In case of emergency, making sure data is backed up is only half the battle. You also need to have a data recovery plan, with the ability to perform rapid data restores to get the duplicate MySQL database up and running as quickly as possible. Without a rapid recovery strategy, a business can lose precious time and money waiting for data to copy to a new location.

Restoring MySQL databases with Backup Manager is fast and intuitive. With a few simple steps, you can restore your database either to a current location, or to a new one. Granular data transfer allows your recovery to occur as quickly as possible. For a more precise insight into your recovery process, you can restore MySQL using the command line.

Are MySQL backup tools compatible with Linux?

Are MySQL backup tools compatible with Linux?

If you’re a Linux user, you’re in luck. In addition to Microsoft and macOS compatibility, N-able Backup offers MySQL backup with Linux users in mind. If you’re using Linux glibc 2.5 or higher, you can back up any of the following versions:

  • MySQL 5.0.22
  • MySQL 5.1
  • MySQL 5.5
  • MySQL 5.6
  • MySQL 5.7
  • MySQL 8.0.

If a customer relies on Linux systems, it’s critical MSPs use backup technology compatible with Linux. Otherwise, you may have to find a manual or separate backup solution for MySQL data, which may put that data at risk.

With N-able Backup, Linux users can continue to access write operations during hot backups for MySQL InnoDB data tables. Warm backups are available for MyISAM data tables, so Linux users can still access read operations during these backups.

Protect customer data with MySQL backup and recovery

  • Enjoy the user-friendly Backup Manager interface
  • Leverage backup compatibility across multiple operating systems and MySQL versions
  • Streamline processes with quick and automated backup options