MySQL is one of the most popular relational database management systems in the world. The RDBMS is known to be one of the best choices when developing in PHP, Perl or Python. Taking backups of your MySQL databases is one of the primary ways to ensure that your database stays in shape whatever happens.
Here are some key highlights about the RDBMS:
Physical MySQL backups contain directories and files storing database contents and is ideal for larger data sets. Physical backups are faster because it does a file copy and there is no conversion involved during the backup process. Like logical backups, there are two known methods to take MySQL physical backups – Percona xtrabackup tool or snapshots. Percona xtrabackup creates backup by copying the data files physically from one volume to another location. Learn more about backup methods in the blog MySQL Backup and Restore Best Practices.
Automated backup management tools or services allows you to create physical and logical backups easily in an automated way. The features may differ based on individual tools or services. Common features for automated backup management tools include backup scheduling, monitoring and restoration.