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comment What's the most efficient way of taking backup snapshots of a mysql database over the internet?
The more I think of it the more I'm convinced that your best bet is plain rsync with --compress. Both gzip and rsync can produce completely different output when the input is shifted (far enough into their respective blocksize).<br>I don't know how the pattern search algorithms in rsync exactly work, if you find anything on this, please do tell ;).
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comment Does orientation affect hard drive lifespan?
There are reference server designs (mostly 4U+, but with 2.5" disks also 2U) which mount disk drives sideways, so this should be a non-issue. But as you already said, to get meaningful results you'd have to monitor failures in large environments like Amazon S3/EC2, Google or CERN.
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