On a MySQL 5.1 Enterprise server db-dump takes a lot of time. I would like to reduce the amount of time to restore the db-dump or to be able to quickly go back to a known state. This machine is used for testing. So lets say we have a DB Dump at point A. I do some changes to the DB with an application and after a while I want to go back to the same db dump. I have the following options.
- Delete every thing and start with a fresh db-dump restore, takes about 14 hours
- Use a backup of the entire mysql folder
Do I have any other options. Some way to quickly get back to state A. Or to speed up my dbdump. I will try to provide you with more details if you ask (I am not sure what should I be putting here).