In case of an operating system crash or power failure,
InnoDB itself does all the job of recovering
data. But to make sure that you can sleep well, observe the
Always run the MySQL server with the
--log-bin option, or even
where the log file name is located on some safe media
different from the drive on which the data directory is
located. If you have such safe media, this technique can
also be good for disk load balancing (which results in a
Make periodic full backups, using the mysqldump command shown earlier in Section 1.3.1, “Establishing a Backup Policy”, that makes an online, nonblocking backup.
Make periodic incremental backups by flushing the logs with
or mysqladmin flush-logs.