This is a followup on my previous post concerning how to correctly snapshot databases on ZFS. Snapshotting MySQL any other way will just lead to corrupt database states, essentially making your backups useless.

Here is my script that I use to snapshot our MySQL database. It uses my zBackup.rb script for the automated backup rotation.

#!/bin/sh

mysql -h fab2 -u usr -ppass -e ‘flush tables;flush tables with read lock;’

/usr/bin/ruby /opt/zbackup.rb rpool/mydata 7

mysql -h fab2 -u usr -ppass -e ‘unlock tables;’

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