MySQL backups can be made in several ways. Each method has pro’s and con’s.
It is important to understand which types of backups are available for MySQL and MariaDB databases, and to choose the best ones to use for a given use case. The webinar also gave hints to plan proper backup strategies, and to test them.
Backups need to be tested to avoid epic incidents like the one occurred to GitLab in 2017. But how should they be tested, and what should we monitor exactly?