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Webinar:Leveraging Replication to Optimize MySQL Backup & Disaster Recovery

Monday, July 21st, 2008

Leveraging Replication to Optimize MySQL Backup & Disaster Recovery 
In a global market, the uptime and performance of your MySQL database is critical. Taking the database offline to perform backups is simply not an option, but using replication is not a backup solution. So, how do you backup your data with minimal impact to your production environment? Using the ZRM for MySQL in conjunction with your replication slave, the ZRM for MySQL can back up your environment with no impact to production.

  1. Introduction to Zmanda.
  2. What is replication?
  3. Replication is not a backup solution!
  4. The ZRM is a backup solution!
  5. Use ZRM to back up a replication server.
  6. Talk about restoring to a master server.
  7. Close.
When: Tuesday, July 22, 2008.
Day Time: 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern / 5:00pm GMT
Night Time: 8:00pm Pacific / 11:00pm Eastern / 11:00am Beijing / Noon Tokyo / 8:30am Pune / 1:00pm Sydney

Webinar:The Essential MySQL Backup & Recovery Solution – ZRM 2.2 Overview

Tuesday, May 27th, 2008

MySQL databases are increasingly used by high volume, high transaction applications
that support businesses running full throttle 24-hours a day, seven days a week.
Backup and recovery operations need to be conducted in such as way that is non-disruptive
to users and applications. The latest release of Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) 2.2 provides
Continuous Data Protection (CDP) as well as instant point-in-time recovery for MySQL.
In this webinar, we will demonstrate the latest ZRM enhancements so that you can use ZRM
to build a robust, flexible, and easy to use backup and recovery solution.

When: Thursday May 29, 2008, 10:00am Pacific / 1:00pm Eastern

Wow! What a Great First Day at MySQL UC

Tuesday, April 15th, 2008

You have to have been living under a rock, if you did not know that today is the first day of MySQL Users’ Conference and Expo. We at Zmanda are so proud and privileged to have been awarded the “Partner of The Year”. The award is very meaningful to our vision of Simplified, Easy to use, commercial Open Source Backup and Recovery. We appreciate the award and are committed to making the life of the MySQL DBA hassle free. We have had a ton of visitors from all walks of MySQL user community talk to us today. Its fascinating to talk to customer and prospects on how they leverage the power of MySQL. To learn more about how Zmanda provides the Best in Class Backup and Recovery solution for MySQL, you can attend Zmanda’s sessions at the MySQL Conference & Expo include:
What: “Radically Simple Backup & Recovery for Live MySQL”
When: Thursday, April 17, 2008, 10:00 a.m. PT
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Ballroom E

In this keynote presentation Zmanda CEO and founder Chander Kant will discuss the most critical task for database administrators – protecting corporate data using online backup and recovery solutions. He will explain how Zmanda enables MySQL DBAs to take advantage of the latest advancements in snapshot technologies and storage engines to take on mission-critical online transaction processing challenges with confidence.

What: “Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL”
When: Wednesday, April 16 at 5:15 p.m. PT
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Ballroom H

We will present a session on Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL and how DBAs can deploy ZRM to protect their MySQL databases. In this session, we will discuss in detail how DBAs can use ZRM to select the right types of backup (e.g. logical, raw, snapshot, full or incremental), optimize backup performance, and activate point-in-time granular recovery right from the MySQL Visual Log Analyzer. we will also outline how ZRM can dramatically simplify and streamline day-to-day backup management tasks via its built-in administration tools, reports, monitoring and alerts.

What: “Top 5 Considerations While Setting up Your MySQL Backup”
When: Wednesday, April 16 at 4:25 p.m. PT
Where: Santa Clara Convention Center, Ballroom G

MySQL Backup and Recovery Training from Zmanda

Monday, March 31st, 2008

Worried about Backup and Recovery of your MySQL Databases? MySQL Backup school from Zmanda provides hands on and in depth training on Backup and Recovery of MySQL. Just sign up and show up with your laptop. More information available here.

Backup and Recovery Techniques for MySQL Database

Saturday, December 8th, 2007

If you are migrating your production environment to MySQL database or even thinking about it, you do not want to miss this webinar Experts from Zmanda and MySQL will present various methods to backup MySQL database and correlate them with tools and terminology you may be familiar with in other databases, including Oracle.

A good pre-read for this webinar would be Paddy’s blog on online MySQL Backup


Chander Kant, CEO, Zmanda

Robin Schumacher, Director Product Management, MySQL


MySQL Backup Techniques for the Oracle DBA (web presentation)


Thursday, December 13, 2007, 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT, 18:00 GMT
The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes long followed by Q&A.

Do I really need backups?

Friday, October 5th, 2007

I was reading, this article (subscription required) by Ben Worthen on WSJ about a study on how well companies are prepared for a disaster. I was not at all surprised by (one of) the findings (paraphrased):

…While 70% of 189 tech leaders surveyed by Forrester Research Inc. said that their companies are prepared for a disaster, the reality was quite different…

We run into this all the time, in talking to (prospective) customers. People “think” they are prepared for a disaster. The truth hits them when you start peeling the layers of the supposed plan. Some things to keep an eye on are

  • Is it robust and reliable?
  • Do you have the right resources engaged in the plan – both design and implementation?
  • How often are the plans tested?
  • How well is the plan documented?
  • How often is it updated?
  • How far away from the primary site is the disaster recovery site ?
  • Is there a plan B?

Just because someone in the company is keeping a copy of the files or database on a USB stick, does not mean you have backup. You need a robust solution which is flexible and simple to use. A good Backup and recovery plan is not a luxury, it is a necessity. The article concludes with:

Business people dont want to spend money on an IT project unless it’s likely to cut costs or add revenue. A backup plan does neither…..until disaster strikes

Enough said!

The a,b,c’s of MySQL Backup Planning

Wednesday, August 22nd, 2007

The role of data stored in MySQL database in today’s world is already known – it powers business and mission critical apps. Protecting this data is of utmost important to any enterprise. Before you actually have a backup in place, that are some very important things to think about the backup implementation. Like for instance, how soon would you want your data recovered after a user or system error? This article provides an indepth analysis about the basics of what needs to be considered while planning a Backup and Recovery solution for your MySQL database.

Webinar: Zmanda Management Console for MySQL Backup

Tuesday, August 21st, 2007

Zmanda’s MySQL Backup and Recovery Solution is the only comprehensive backup solution that addresses the unique needs of MySQL databases — such as multiple database storage engines. Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL now features graphical tools to simplify the process of protecting MySQL data.

This free presentation from experts in open-source backup and recovery of MySQL will demonstrate Zmanda Management Console for ZRM , which is a web based service integrated with Zmanda Network. It provides management and visualization tools for defining all backup activities of a MySQL DBA:

  • what to backup, e.g. all databases or just the selected tables
    • where to store the backup images
    • when to perform backups, e.g. schedule daily, weekly or monthly full and incremental backups

    Chander Kant, CEO and Co-Founder of Zmanda
    Paddy Sreenivasan,VP of Engineering and Co-Founder of Zmanda

    Zmanda Management Console for MySQL Backup web presentation.

    Wednesday, August 22, 2007, 10:00 am PDT, 1:00 pm EDT, 17:00 GMT
    The presentation will be approximately 45 minutes long followed by Q&A.

    Click here to register

New face of MySQL backups

Thursday, July 26th, 2007

Check out this short demo of Management Console of MySQL backup

Sexy back(up)

Tuesday, July 24th, 2007

Could not resist the title after reading what Matt wrote. Sexy and exciting, indeed. Most of the crew here have their heads buried with the upcoming releases of Amanda Enterprise and Zmanda Recovery Manager (ZRM) for MySQL. We are continuing to enhance the Management console for Network backup. And with the next release of ZRM for MySQL, backup of MySQL database will never be the same. Dmitri already wrote about how easy it will be to manage MySQL backups from Iphone. Additionally we are fixing stuff in the Management console for ease of use. You can see, touch and feel them at LinuxWorld. Come check us out. And watch this space for more excitement !