Maatkit is named after the Egyptian goddess Ma’at, who represents order and truth.
When we wanna backup the database for MySQL, we can try using Maatkit tools. I think it is the good application to backup and restore the database.
Actually we can use existing function on mysql (using mysqldump) but in production server is impacted to performance because server can allocate the heavy resource to run this process. With this application, the developer can manage the resource for example number of connection to run it, etc.
We can download it at http://code.google.com/p/maatkit/
Enjoy with that, thanks