- In the Oracle world RMAN has been the primary tool used for Oracle backups.
- In the MySQL world replication, InnoDB hot backup have been primary tools used for backups.
Snapshots and split mirror backups offered by logical volume managers and some operating systems allow a backup to be taken in a few seconds. Higher availability requirements and time windows required to perform backups are becoming bigger issues as database servers continue to grow in size.
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