When using the MySQL Enterprise Backup product, you primarily
work with the ibbackup
command and the
command, depending on the kinds of tables you are backing
ibbackup is the simple and efficient
way to back up InnoDB tables only, with many command-line
options so that you can build your own backup script around it.
mysqlbackup is the more flexible way to back
up both InnoDB tables and tables from other storage engines at
the same time; it also does other things that you would
otherwise code into your own script, such as creating a
timestamped subdirectory for each backup.