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Re: Mysql Database Recovery
Posted by: Mark Leith
Date: December 19, 2007 04:40AM

For very large databases I would always recommend a file system level backup (LVM, cold backup etc.). The recovery times will always be much faster than having to replay a bunch of INSERT statements or LOAD DATA commands.

Of course, LOAD DATA will be faster than a dump with INSERT statements as well, so look in to the --tab option if you continue to use mysqldump.

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