OurSQL Episode 30: Backup Glossary (Backup Series #1)

This week, we start a series on backups by talking about backup concepts.

[note: about 11 minutes in, Sarah’s audio gets a little noisier, and our audio engineer simply could not get rid of all the noise]

A slave is not a backup, although a slave can be used to get backups more easily.
You don’t test backups, you test restores.
logical vs. physical
cold vs. hot vs. warm
consistent vs. inconsistent

strings(1) – Linux man page
“A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds” – Ralph Waldo Emerson [note: Sheeri misquotes this as “Consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds”]

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