Wednesday, March 6, 2013

AWS EBS snapshot volumes for MySQL

This community software solution works to ensure MySQL databases deployed on AWS EBS volumes are keep in sync when snapshots are performed.
https://github.com/alestic/ec2-consistent-snapshot, it flushes OS and some application caches to disk before creating EBS snapshots. It works on most *nix, it will also snapshot arrays of EBS volumes. 

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