When mysqlbackup creates a backup, it sends SQL commands to MySQL server using a database connection. The general connection details are the same as described in Connecting to the MySQL Server in the MySQL Reference Manual.
As part of the mysqlbackup invocation, specify
--socket options that are necessary to connect
to the MySQL server.
You can specify the following connection-specific options in the
sections of a MySQL configuration file, or through
mysqlbackup command-line options.
mysqlbackup reads your default configuration
files and then the
my.cnf file specified on
the command line.
mysqlbackup reads only
options from the
[client] group, and
ignores any other connection options.
If you do not provide a value for the
--password, the command prompts for one
from the keyboard.
--host option is allowed in the
configuration file for compatibility, but currently it has
no effect. The mysqlbackup command
always connects to the local server's IP address.
Options Common to mysqld ========================
--pipe[ alias for --protocol=pipe ]
name[ short option: -u ]
--secure-auth[ Don't connect to pre-4.1.1 server ]
value] [ short option: -p ]
--connect_timeoutConnection Options Specific to mysqlbackup ========================================== --no-connection --connect-if-online
Most other connection parameters used by the mysql command are recognized, but silently ignored. Unknown connection parameters cause the mysqlbackup command to stop.
The following connections options are specific to mysqlbackup:
--no-connection option supersedes the
other connection options and uses file-level operations to
perform the backup. When you use this option, you must
specify in the configuration file or on the command line
many options whose values are normally retrieved
automatically through the database connection.
This option also turns on the
--no-locking options, which
might result in inconsistencies in non-InnoDB data if the
tables are modified during the backup operation. It might
also affect subsequent incremental backups; see the
description for the
--incremental-base option for
By default, a database connection is used for backup
operations both during the initial stage to retrieve source
repository configuration, and to lock tables while copying
non-InnoDB data. This option allows
mysqlbackup to make connection attempts
in both phases, but continues even if the connection cannot
be established. If a connection cannot be established, the
processing is the same as with the
option. This option can be useful in emergency situations:
for example, when the database server goes down during the