Today, MySQL powers some of the largest websites in the world. If you are storing production data in MySQL, having a formalized and tested MySQL backup strategy and implementation is crucial. I can't tell you how many times I have been asked when NetBackup will support live backups of MySQL, but I do know it's happened a lot! That's why I am delighted to announce that now, we can tell you that we DO have that support. We worked with Zmanda (www.zmanda.com), a well known MySQL backup specialist - AND a Symantec STEP Partner! - to create a MySQL agent for NetBackup which is now available!
The agent is created by integrating NetBackup with Zmanda Recovery Manager for MySQL. The product and integration are described at http://www.zmanda.com/netbackup-mysql-backup.html. This integration allows for seamless backup of MySQL servers in a NetBackup environment. Your MySQL backup archives are stored along with backup files from other applications, filesystems and databases. By the way, ZRM ALSO leverages VxFS Snapshots (in case you are storing your MySQL databases on VxFS) for high performance full backups.
This integration is currently available for NetBackup versions 6.5, 7.0 and 7.1.
Although they have their own customer forums (forums.zmanda.com), I have hopes that the Zmanda folks will also keep an eye out over here on Connect if you have any additional questions... but you may want to contact them directly to learn more - especially if you want to start talking evaulation! Again, you can find more info on ZRM as well as Zmanda contact information at www.zmanda.com.