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Backup and restore operations are especially important in systems that use MySQL replication to synchronize data across a source server and a set of replica servers. In a replication configuration, MySQL Enterprise Backup helps you manage images for the entire system, set up new replica servers, or restore a source server in an efficient way that avoids unnecessary work for the replica servers. On the other hand, having multiple replica servers to choose from gives you more flexibility about where to perform backups. When the binary log is enabled, you have more flexibility about restoring the database to a specific point in time, even a time that is later than that of the last backup.