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is the mysqlhotcopy — A Database Backup Program best way to backup the large data in mySQL??

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marked as duplicate by Ward, mdpc, Michael Hampton Sep 27 '13 at 23:49

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Please refer to the thread started a few minutes ago: http://serverfault.com/questions/71678/database-backup

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