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|Full instance backup (mysql database, global permissions, etc.)||167 (55.1%)|
|Checksums for backup file validation||89 (29.4%)|
|Native backup driver for InnoDB (not SQL-statement based)||128 (42.2%)|
|Best-effort restore (restore continues processing even if errors are encountered)||68 (22.4%)|
|Replication slave auto-setup from backup file||82 (27.1%)|
|Incremental and differential backup (only backup changes since last full backup)||143 (47.2%)|
|Only lock database being restored (and not full instance during recovery)||78 (25.7%)|
|Selective restore (choose what DB's or objects to restore from backup file)||114 (37.6%)|
|Backup/restore privileges (vs. Super or similar global privilege)||61 (20.1%)|
|Backup to different media (tape, network connection, etc.)||68 (22.4%)|
|XBSA support (for 3rd party backup software)||37 (12.2%)|
|Unlock each object as it is restored for immediate use||48 (15.8%)|
|Tablespace-level backup||69 (22.8%)|
|Backup only specific objects (vs. entire databases)||80 (26.4%)|
|Backup of binlog with database backup||59 (19.5%)|
|Restartable restore (in case restore is interrupted midway through)||66 (21.8%)|
|Restore to different storage engines||67 (22.1%)|
|Backup to multiple locations in same backup job||65 (21.5%)|
|Online backup with no interruption of DDL operations||128 (42.2%)|
A total of 303 votes have been cast in this poll so far.
Note: Because this poll allows multiple answers, the percentages above will not add up to 100%.
Poll opened September 30, 2008.