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.
If you're not careful, you're going to catch something.