Archive for the ‘TK’ Category

Zmanda at MySQL Conference and Expo

Monday, April 23rd, 2007

Zmanda is a Diamond sponsor of MySQL users conference. Come Visit us at booth 415.
Various membes of our team are also presenting at the conference. If backup of MySQL databases is
of interest to you, you do not want to miss any of the following presentation:

Zmanda Speakers

Keynote: Data Protection for the LAMP Economy
Presenter: Chander Kant, CEO, Zmanda
Date: Thursday, April 26, 2007
Time: 9:50am-10:20am
Location: Ballrooms E-H

Track: Security & Database Administration
Topic: MySQL Backup: Roadmap & Vision
Presenters: Paddy Sreenivasan, VP Engineering, Zmanda
Lars Thalmann, Replication & Clustering Technology, MySQL

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Time: 10:45am-11:45am
Location: Ballroom B

Track: Vendor Products & Services
Topic: Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL
Presenters: Ram “TK” Krishnamurthy, VP Services & Support, Zmanda
K.K. George, Director Engineering, Zmanda

Date: Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Time: 3:35pm-4:35pm
Location: Ballroom G

Birds Of A Feather

Topic: Backup and Recovery of MySQL
Track: Storage Engine Development and Optimization
Moderators: Paddy Sreenivasan, VP Engineering, Zmanda
Dmitri Joukovski, VP Product Management, Zmanda

Date: Tuesday, April 24
Time: 7:30pm - 9:00pm
Location: Lafayette

Zmanda Webinar: Backup and Recovery of MySQL Clusters

Tuesday, April 10th, 2007

Event Information

Topic:
Backup and Recovery of MySQL Clusters

Date and Time:
Thursday, April 12th , 2007 10:00 am
Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -07:00, San Francisco)

Panelist(s) Info:
Shailen Patel - Professional Services Engineer,
Paddy Sreenivasan - VP, Engineering,
Ram “TK” Krishnamurthy - VP, Services and Support

Duration: 1 hour

Description:
Zmanda Recovery Manager [ZRM] for MySQL provides a simple and easy way to backup and recover MySQL clusters. Zmanda Engineers will provide an overview of ZRM for MySQL and demonstrate its ability to backup and restore MySQL cluster.

Webinar: Zmanda Management Console for Amanda

Thursday, March 15th, 2007

Event Information

Topic:
Zmanda Management Console for Amanda Enterprise Edition

Date and Time:
Thursday, March 22, 2007 10:00 am
Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -07:00, San Francisco)

Panelist(s) Info:
Shailen Patel - Professional Services Engineer,
Dmitri Joukovski - VP of Product Management,
Ram “TK” Krishnamurthy - VP of Services and Support

Duration: 1 hour

Description:
The recently released Amanda Enterprise Edition 2.6, contains Zmanda Management Console [ZMC]. ZMC is a web-based services that is integrated with the Zmanda Network. This release also includes Amanda Rapid Installer, a very simple and easy to use installation mechanism that installs MySQL, PHP, Apache and all other pre-requisites for ZMC. In this webinar, we will introduce to you ZMC and provide a live demo of using ZMC to configure and restore backups.

Webinar on Backing up your MySQL server remotely over the internet

Thursday, January 18th, 2007

Next week, backup experts from Zmanda, will present a webinar on how you can use ZRM for MySQL to backup your MySQL server remotely over the internet. If you are a ISP or host your own site, you would want to attend this webinar. For that matter, the infromation will be useful for any MySQL dba. This is a technical seminar where we will go through step by step of actually implementing the solution. We already published a detailed white paper on this topic. You can get to that white paper by registering with Zmanda Network.

Hope to see you at the Webinar.

Event Information

Topic: Backing up your MySQL server over the internet using Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL
Date and Time: Thursday, January 25, 2007 10:30 am
Pacific Daylight Time (GMT -08:00, San Francisco)
Panelist(s) Info: Shailen Patel - Professional Services Engineer,
Pavel Pragin - Technical Support Engineer,
Ram “TK” Krishnamurthy - Director of Services and Support
Duration: 1 hour
Description: Join backup experts from Zmanda as they walk you through, step by step, on how to best protect your remote MySQL server over the Internet using Zmanda Recovery Manager [ZRM] for MySQL.
 

Webinar on configuring Zmanda Recovery Manager [ZRM] for MySQL

Monday, December 11th, 2006

Last month, Paddy gave a great webinar on ZRM for MySQL. The playback is available as part of documentation in Zmanda Network, at no cost. You can register to Zmanda Network here. As a follow-up, we will be hosting a very hands on webinar on configuring ZRM for MySQL this Thursday, the 14th of Decemeber at 10.00 am PST. You can register for this webinar here.

To err is Human…..

Sunday, November 26th, 2006

DBA’s working in environments where MySQL database is for production critical applications are constantly pushed to their limits. Database Users and DBA’s are humans too. So, a dropped table here or a misconstrued MySQL statement there is not out of ordinary. Recovering from these kinds of user errors is extremely vital to production databases. Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL, is a good way to recover from user errors. Consider this example - You [DBA] find out that an user has made an unforced error which is affecting your production database. You further find out that this has happened in the last half hour. Lucky for you, you use ZRM for MySQL in your environment to make nightly backups. You spring into action! You first verify that a nightly backup was run. You then make an incremental backup now. Using ZRM for MySQL, you identify the point at which the user initiated error occurred. You then proceed to recover from your previous full backup and then from your incremental backup, till before the user error happened. The database is restored, the application is happy and the user most likely thanked you at the Turkey table:-)

A “How To” on selective point in time recovery can be found here

You can setup your MySQL database backup within minutes!

Saturday, October 28th, 2006

Using freely available ZRM for MySQL , you can set up a solution to backup and restore your MySQL database, within minutes. This article has all the details.

When things go bad, you start thinking….

Wednesday, October 25th, 2006

I was talking to my Office Manager about her upstairs getting flooded yesterday. Water soaked the entire upstairs, and started to seep through the ceiling. The “disaster recovery folks” are currently evaluating the damage and coming up with a plan to put things back in order. This is the second time, something like this has happened to someone I know. As I walked away, I started thinking about my house. What would happen to things around the if my upstairs or downstairs started flooding? Maybe I should raise my music system off the floor.

Funny how a disaster put things in perspective. Instead of planning to protect and limit damages after a disaster, people [in general] think about it in hindsight. This is especially true when its comes to protecting your data. Numerous recent incidents like the one at GE, or the famous Veterans affair one are classic examples, where the thought about “protecting the data” came “after’” the catastrophic event. While these are instance of loss of privacy more than loss of data, some of the underlying reason are very similar. This post by Jerri Ledford, highlights the need for a backup and recovery solution very well. Outside of common sense, there are enough regulatory and compliance requirements, which should drive any enterprise to backup data.

While it is true, that some of the “bigger” vendors have made backup and recovery a rocket science, things are changing. Complexity of installation and configuration are not excuses anymore. In fact you can install, configure and verify a backup and recovery solution within minutes. So, do not procrastinate. Take a look at your infrastructure and understand your backup needs. Make sure you dont pay for the features that you do not use and do not get locked into vendors who holds you and your data hostage. Check out the Open Source Leader in Backup and Recovery . Do not wait for things to go bad, to start thinking. Act now.