The standard options are options of a general nature, or options that are not classified under any other specific option group.
The following standard options also exist for the mysql command. Full descriptions for these options can be found in the MySQL reference manual, accessible through, e.g., Server Option and Variable Reference. These options must be specified ahead of any other mysqlbackup options, including the rest of the standard options:
--print-defaultsPrint the program argument list and exit.
--no-defaultsDon't read default options from any option file.
--defaults-file=Only read default options from the given file.
--defaults-extra-file=Read this file after the global files are read.
--defaults-group-suffix=Also read option groups with the usual names and a suffix of
The following options are also common between
mysqlbackup and mysql,
and full descriptions for them can be found in the MySQL
reference manual, accessible through, e.g.,
Server Option and Variable Reference. However,
mysqlbackup does not accept any short forms for
these options as mysql does (for example,
you must use
--help instead of
-h for mysqlbackup):
--versionDisplay version information
--verbosePrint more verbose information.
--debugPrint debug information.
Another option is available for mysqlbackup:
--forceForce operations such as overwrite files, create backup directory.
--force: By default, some of the operations
halt rather than overwrite any user data or log files when
told to write to existing files.
allows the overwriting of InnoDB data and log files during
apply-incremental-backup operations and
allows the replacing of an image file during an
backup-dir-to-image option. For all other
--force option is
rejected with an error message.