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Backups don't make me money

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Backups aren't exciting or glamorous. They don't make you money and there's no such thing as a valid backup. But, understanding your restores is exciting! Let me draw you a few pictures of database restores at their most ironic, entertaining, and even thrilling.

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Backups don't make me money

  1. 1. “Backups don’t make me money” <ul><li>- CTO, client. </li></ul>
  2. 2. http://www.flickr.com/photos/vitamindave/
  3. 3. I have blueprints, and the fabrication drawings. http://www.flickr.com/photos/chicagogeek/
  4. 4. http://www.flickr.com/photos/adactio/
  5. 5. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevecadman/
  6. 6. http://www.flickr.com/photos/cdharrison/
  7. 7. -- MySQL dump 10.13 Distrib 5.1.44, for pc-linux-gnu (i686)---- Host: localhost Database: mysql-- -------------------------------------------------------- Server version 5.1.44-community-log/*!40101 SET @OLD_CHARACTER_SET_CLIENT=@@CHARACTER_SET_CLIENT */;/*!40101 SET @OLD_CHARACTER_SET_RESULTS=@@CHARACTER_SET_RESULTS */;/*!40101 SET @OLD_COLLATION_CONNECTION=@@COLLATION_CONNECTION */;/*!40101 SET NAMES utf8 */;/*!40103 SET @OLD_TIME_ZONE=@@TIME_ZONE */;/*!40103 SET TIME_ZONE='+00:00' */;/*!40014 SET @OLD_UNIQUE_CHECKS=@@UNIQUE_CHECKS, UNIQUE_CHECKS=0 */;/*!40014 SET @OLD_FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=@@FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS, FOREIGN_KEY_CHECKS=0 */;/*!40101 SET @OLD_SQL_MODE=@@SQL_MODE, SQL_MODE='NO_AUTO_VALUE_ON_ZERO' */;/*!40111 SET @OLD_SQL_NOTES=@@SQL_NOTES, SQL_NOTES=0 */;---- Current Database: `schema`--CREATE DATABASE /*!32312 IF NOT EXISTS*/ `schema` /*!40100 DEFAULT CHARACTER SET latin1 */; USE `schema`; USE `schema`; USE `schema`; Importing with mysql -d schematest< schemadump.sql doesn’t help
  8. 8. http://www.flickr.com/photos/johnjoh/
  9. 9. <3 xkcd.com
  10. 10. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gongus/
  11. 11. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stallio/
  12. 12. http://www.flickr.com/photos/frield/
  13. 13. http://www.flickr.com/photos/philliecasablanca/
  14. 14. http://www.flickr.com/photos/matijagrguric/
  15. 15. http://www.flickr.com/photos/myklroventine/
  16. 16. Oh, and the CTO from the opening slide?
  17. 17. http://www.flickr.com/photos/gemstone/
  18. 18. http://www.flickr.com/photos/amagill/
  19. 19. http://www.flickr.com/photos/laffy4k/
  20. 20. [email_address] @sarahnovotny @bluegecko

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