Looks like their open-door policy with the DOJ just got them in trouble. Don't be evil--be brutal.
After the release of Postgresql 9.x. MySQL has no place, period. MySQL can't even get UTF-8 right. Bug laden transaction support. TS engine? CRAP. Trash OO wannabe. If you do not need the features, then use mongo or couch. I don't know why anyone would use it knowing Postgresql exists.
mysql = java = sun = oracle = trash
No. No need to back it up. Google already has a backup. It is called the Dept. Of Justice (DOJ) . They are actually in the same building, but they just want to make sure the "terrorists" haven't made any "illegal searches" before you can have it back.