On 20 Oct 2012, at 19:10, nik600 <nik600@stripped> wrote:
> Or is there another solution?
Use xtrabackup. It solves all your issues:
No long lock on the master
Low load on the master (though it can be a little slow)
Saves exact snapshot file and position making restarting replication easy.
Fast restore on the slave
Happy with both MyISAM and InnoDB
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