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My name is Daniel Green. I am a programmer from the western USA. In 2008, I created camelcamelcamel.com, the Internet's most camel-themed Amazon price tracker, and here in the far-distant future I am very gratefully still running... continue reading


Restoring a MySQL backup to AWS RDS without the automated post-restore snapshot

While getting our CDK-based AWS infrastructure going, I often found myself restoring a MySQL backup to RDS.  This went fairly smoothly, except that I could not avoid the end-of-restore snapshot that the AWS web console requires.  This adds several hours... continue reading


Speeding up and compressing MySQL backups using xtrabackup

I love Percona and its MySQL tools.  They have really enabled me to pretend I'm a DBA for much longer than I probably should have. One of the main Percona tools we use is called "xtrabackup"... continue reading

MySQL Percona xtrabackup  

Optimizing EC2-S3 transfer throughput / bandwidth utilization

The base "aws s3" commands like "sync" seem to work sequentially, uploading one file at a time.  S3 also seems to have a per-transfer bandwidth limit, which significantly restricts the performance of 10+ gbit instances, and... continue reading