Fast database recovery of mysql db

my   production DB is 150GB . i am running mysql community edition 5.5.17,  current DB restore of full backup takes around 12 hours. Is there any way i can speed up the restore option.
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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
It seems that there are tricks to help...take a look here... essentially it omits several checks in order to speedup the process
theGhost_k8Database ConsultantCommented:
What is your backup strategy? mysqldump?  I'd suggest to go for physical backup instead. You can follow the steps to configure mysql backup using holland framework and xtrabackup. Restores will be quicker.

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John TsioumprisSoftware & Systems EngineerCommented:
I think the points should split between mine comment and KV's
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theGhost_k8Database ConsultantCommented:
Splitting points with John Tsioumpris
vensaliAuthor Commented:

I am sorry for  not closing this question earlier.  I was bit tied up with some other important activity and missed logging into expert exchange.  Thanks for your valuable inputs . will go through the comments and post a new thread for any further queries.
theGhost_k8Database ConsultantCommented:
Closing as no further comments from author.
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