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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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How to evaluate if MySQL table can be recovered

What are odds MySQL table can be recovered? This is the most asked question. Every single customer asks if their MySQL table can be recovered. Although it’s not possible to answer that with 100% confidence there are ways to estimate recovery chances. I will describe few tricks. Generally speaking, if data is on media there […]

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