At StampedeCon 2012 in St. Louis, Pritam Damania presents: Reliable backup and recovery is one of the main requirements for any enterprise grade application. HBase has been very well embraced by enterprises needing random, real-time read/write access with huge volumes of data and ease of scalability. As such, they are looking for backup solutions that are reliable, easy to use, and can co-exist with existing infrastructure. HBase comes with several backup options but there is a clear need to improve the native export mechanisms. This talk will cover various options that are available out of the box, their drawbacks and what various companies are doing to make backup and recovery efficient. In particular it will cover what Facebook has done to improve performance of backup and recovery process with minimal impact to production cluster.