Moving from mysqldump to XtraBackup | MySQL Point
Facebook has annouce Moving from mysqldump to XtraBackup. Here are notes written on facebook engginering pages.
This post discusses enhancements to our database backups. As we deploy these enhancements to production servers, we may write additional posts about other improvements made along the way.
Facebook users create a vast amount of data every day. To make sure that data is stored reliably, we back up our databases daily. We’re improving our backup system by moving from a logical to a custom physical backup model that increases the speed of backups significantly. More