MySQL backup commands and sizes
Adventures in storing and backing up a typical database using innobackupex and gpg. Using gzipped tar due to ubiquity, even though it's possibly 10-20% worse on perf/storage.
PREPARED (ie ready to move to MySQL folder)
- 2800MB Uncompressed and prepared (roughly the size of live database)
- 21000MB Uncompressed before compression
- 700MB Crypted+Compressed (ideal for external storage)