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TwinDB talks on Percona Live 2016

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Percona Live is a Christmas in MySQL world. It’s time when all friends and family gather over a glass of beer. Everyone is talking about achievements of the last year and make New Year resolutions for a next one. There will be two talks from TwinDB this year. One is about data recovery and one […]

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Data loss after MySQL restart

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Not so long ago I had a customer who experienced data loss after MySQL restart. It was really puzzling. MySQL was up & running for many months, but after the customer restarted MySQL server all tables have gone. The tables were still visible in SHOW TABLES output, but they were not readable: mysql> show tables […]

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Recover corrupted or crashed MySQL database online

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Earlier before we blogged about ways to recover corrupt MySQL database with TwinDB Data Recovery Toolkit. However learning curve of the toolkit is rather steep. It takes time to get familiar with InnoDB internals and the tool. And let’s be honest nobody gets prepared for data loss – people who prepare for disaster recovery take […]

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TwinDB Really Loves Backups

A week or two ago one of my former colleagues (at Percona) Jevin Real gave a talk titled Evolving Backups Strategy, Deploying pyxbackup at Percona Live 2015 in Amsterdam. I think Jervin raised some very good points about where MySQL backup solutions in general fall short. There are definitely a lot of tools and scripts out there that claim […]

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How to recover table structure from FRM files online

Recently we announced MySQL Data Recovery Portal. Here we automated some data recovery routines and published web interface to them. First, it was a tool to estimate recovery chances from corrupted InnoDB tablespaces. Now it’s even more exciting and useful feature – recovery table structure from FRM files online. There are several methods to recover MySQL table […]

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