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MySQL hot backups with Percona Xtrabackup

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A better alternative to mysqldump? In the previous post, we’ve seen how to perform backups and restores of MySQL databases using the mysqldump tool bundled with the MySQL server distribution, together with a few tricks that…

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Smarter MySQL backups and restores

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Introduction This is the first part of a mini series that will cover various topics related to MySQL administration (in particular MySQL backups and restores) as well as several tips and tricks on using MySQL in our applications…

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Thanks Google for being so (un)helpful

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I usually tend to be a big fan of Google: I use many of their services all the time, I love the innovation they endlessly bring to the Web and the technology in general, and -while I could hardly believe in the “Don’t be…

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Using Google Translate from the terminal

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(Update Jan 14, 2011: If you have already used this tip and are back to this post because it’s no longer working, read on… Google have updated the Translate API v2, so I have made some changes to the end of the post…

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Happy birthday, Rails!

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Though few may recall it, today marks the fifth birthday of one of the most successful web development frameworks ever: Ruby on Rails. Its first official release, v1.0, was in fact released on December 13th, 2005. “RoR”…

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