For an overview of partial backups and usage information about these options, see Section 3.3.4, “Making a Partial Backup”.
Back up only those InnoDB tables whose fully qualified
names match a regular expression. If the REGEXP matches
the table is included. The regular expression syntax is
the extended form specified in the POSIX 1003.2 standard.
matches the tables
t2 in the database
mydb. Only applies to InnoDB tables
created with the MySQL option
innodb_file_per_table enabled, which are
in separate files that can be included or excluded from
the backup. All tables in the InnoDB system tablespace are
always backed up.
Default: Backs up all InnoDB tables.
Filters the list of non-InnoDB tables to back up. To
filter InnoDB tables, use the
--include option. The argument
specifies a space-separated list of database/table names
of the following form:
"db_name[.table_name] db_name1[.table_name1] ...".
By default, all databases are backed up.
Filters the list of non-InnoDB tables to back up. The specified file contains entries for databases or fully qualified table names separated by newline or space. The format of the entries is the same as for the --databases option:
db_name[.table_name] db_name1[.table_name1] ...
Pathname to the file that contains the list of databases
to be backed up separated by newlines. Remove any
surrounding whitespace, because those characters are not
removed automatically. Begin a line with the
# character to include a comment. No
regular expressions are allowed.
By default, all tables are backed up.
By default, all files in the data directory are included
in the backup. (See Section 1.4, “Files that Are Backed Up”
for details.) If the
is specified, the backup includes only the files with
these file extensions:
.ARM: Archive storage engine
.ARZ: Archive storage engine
.CSM: CSV storage engine data.
.CSV: CSV storage engine data.
.frm: table definitions.
.MRG: Merge storage engine
references to other tables.
.MYD: MyISAM data.
.MYI: MyISAM indexes.
.OPT: database configuration.
.PAR: partition definitions.
.TRG: trigger parameters.
.TRN: trigger namespace
Back up only InnoDB data and log files. All
.frm files and files created by other
storage engines are excluded. Typically used when no
connection to mysqld is allowed or when
there is no need to copy MyISAM or
.frm files, for example, when you are
sure there are no DDL changes during the backup. See
Section 188.8.131.52.2, “Backing Up Only InnoDB Tables” for instructions and
Can be used in combination with the
--suspend-at-end option to
allow customized scripting at the end of backup.
Default: backups include files from all storage engines.