MySQL Backup Software for Windows and Linux
Handy Backup is the perfect MySQL backup software. It allows creating non-blocking snapshots of data, which are taken without interrupting SQL transactions.
With scheduling, an ability to roll back a database to any point in time, and other features Handy Backup is often considered one of the best MySQL backup solutions for Windows and Linux.
Backup and Recovery of MySQL Databases
There are two principal ways in which a MySQL can be backed up:
Handy Backup uses hot backup technology, similar to the one employed in MySQL Enterprise Backup (Oracle’s proprietary software for enterprise editions of MySQL). It works quickly and allows creating automatic backup for particular tables, tablespaces, and entire databases.
Restoration of MySQL Backup
The primary goal of database recovery is to restore the information after data loss event or a server failure. It is also useful for cloning and mirroring. See below the list of other basic possibilities for recovering the MySQL database backup:
Recovery operations work equally for MySQL backup Linux or Windows versions. To learn more, please refer to MySQL recovery.
Backup MySQL Database Windows or Linux in Handy Backup
Handy Backup features a powerful MySQL backup that acts like a MySQL client and retrieves data without interrupting the server. Backing up MySQL with Handy Backup doesn’t require to install any additional software. The program is equipped with all plug-ins that can be used during the trial period. You only need to find MySQL in the list, and click Add to select it.
The MySQL Backup option connects to the server and backs up database contents into a dump file. The resulting backup file contains all SQL queries required to reproduce the original database including all tables, tablespaces, stored procedures, functions, and other data.
Note: You can also use MySQL backup Linux options from Windows by providing a server IP or name to connect it from Windows version of Handy Backup. To backup MySQL database Linux remote servers provide full access to its data.
Top Features of MySQL Backup Tool
Hot Backup and Recovery
The use of advanced hot backup technology lets you protect data without interrupting your web applications and website services!
Partial and Full Backup
The featured utility can back up the entire database as a whole, or copy any selected database tables. Save time and space of backup by copying only just you need!
Replacing MySQL Backup Script in Windows and Linux
Make automatic MySQL backup with all options in a single program, instead of creating a complex MySQL backup script for Linux shells or a Windows batch file.
Backup of Local and Networked Databases
You can back up MySQL database stored not only on your local machine, but on any remote computer on the network, effectively replacing remote MySQL backup command in Linux and Windows.
Backup MySQL to Google Drive, Dropbox, to Amazon S3 or to another popular cloud, using either a dedicated cloud plug-in or a WebDAV access. Another option is the HBDrive cloud for backups.
Preserving Native Data Format
Make copies with Handy Backup and then process these copies with any software you wish to apply, as Handy Backup does not change format or attributes of data it backs up.
To learn about other things you can do to your MySQL database with Handy Backup, please see MySQL Automatic Backup.
Backup MySQL Database with a Generic Database Plug-in
In addition to the plug-in described above, our software also has a general Database Backup plug-in that can be used to export tables through ODBC connectivity. This plug-in lacks support for certain MySQL objects (e.g. stored routines) and requires you to install ODBC Driver for MySQL which you can download from the official MySQL website.
To learn more about this plug-in, please refer to ODBC backup. Note that it is primarily the MySQL backup tool for Windows.
Handy Backup is a reliable MySQL backup tool that enables you to completely automate everything related to protection of your databases, websites and MySQL-driven applications!
Backup, Replication or Mirroring?
The idea of replication implies that you share database contents between multiple physical or virtual MySQL servers (nodes), in order to improve your application’s performance, security, and other critical parameters. To a certain extent, replication resembles clustering: if one node crashes, this doesn’t lead to failure of the entire website or application. While replication is a good security measure, it is important to understand that it can’t replace backups.
Since it is usually performed in real time, dropping (deleting) a database on master server will repeat the same operation on slave servers, resulting in loss of data.
The same is valid for MySQL mirroring, which is simply another name for master-to-master replication.
MySQL replication requires copying master database to different servers, and configuring these servers to act as MySQL Slaves.
Here is a common scenario, where Handy Backup can be of great help:
An advice: You can use online backup on this step, for example, making a MySQL backup to S3 from Amazon. This allows you having an access to a copy from any point of the world!
Note: Changing storage engine is a general recommendation for any master-to-slave replication configuration. MySQL Slave servers are supposed to be read-only, and setting MyISAM as a storage engine greatly improves their performance.
For more details on replication and setting up combination of replication and backup, please refer to MySQL replication.
Version 8.3.0, built on June 14, 2021. 111 MB Backup Software from Novosoft LLC. 249 USD per license.
To back up and restore your MySQL databases, you need to use the Handy Backup Small Business edition. Free 30-days trial version!
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The MySQL backup feature is available in two editions of Handy Backup: Small Server and Server Network. Both editions are equipped with full sets of features, the only difference is that the Small Server edition is designed to back up one computer, while the Server Network edition enables you to back up several servers on the network.
MySQL Backup and Recovery: Video Tutorial
The next video will teach you of creating MySQL backup tasks in Handy Backup. This example illustrates a complete process of creating and even proofing MySQL backup procedures, as well as show how to recover a table from previous backup.
Handy Backup for Hosting Providers
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As regards MySQL backup, Handy Backup solutions are already employed by a number of web hosting providers who use it to back up client websites and databases. If you would like to join our partner network or learn more about how we can help your business, please visit the Partners section.
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