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Veeam Backup droping down MySQL

Post by neroxin » Mar 11, 2010 4:05 pm

We are using Veeam backup for a virtual machine where Apache, Tomcat and MySQL running, sometimes when Veeam backup runs, MySQL service is stoped. Veeam just simply stops the database. Anybody has idea why this happens?

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Re: Veeam Backup droping down MySQL

Post by Gostev » Mar 11, 2010 4:59 pm

I can tell you for sure that Veeam does not do that - simply because we do not interact with Linux guests anyhow. This may be side effect of VMware snapshot creation, so try disabling VMware Tools quiescence in the advanced job settings.

I would also advise using pre-freeze and post-thaw VMware scripts for performing hot backups of transactional applications (like databases) on Linux for transactionally-consistent backups (unlike crash-consistent you are getting today). You can find some existing threads on this forum talking about proper DB backups on Linux. We also have a technical white paper devoted solely to MySQL backups and talking about a number of options and providing script examples. You can request this WP through your sales representative.

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Re: Veeam Backup droping down MySQL

Post by Rumple » Mar 12, 2010 1:38 am

Just to reinforce that, I've seen the same problem with Symantec Backup Exec and snapshots...oracle Db would go down after applying snap. I had to remove the vmware tools File system driver to stop it from happening.

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