Install the MySQL Enterprise Backup product on each database server whose contents you intend to back up. You perform all backup and restore operations locally, by running the mysqlbackup command on the same server as the MySQL instance.
Optional: You can also install the MySQL Enterprise Backup product on computers other
than the database server, only to run mysqlbackup
apply-log option. See
Section 188.8.131.52, “Apply-Log Operations for Existing Backup Data” for information about
bringing backup data to a separate server and running the
“apply log” step there.
The MySQL Enterprise Backup product is packaged as either an archive file
.tgz, archived with
gzip), or as a platform-specific
installer that is more automated and convenient than with the former
InnoDB Hot Backup product.
For all Linux and Unix systems, the product is available as a
.tgz file. Unpack this file as follows:
The mysqlbackup command is unpacked into a
subdirectory. You can either copy them into a system directory
(preserving their execute permission bits), or add to your
$PATH setting the directory where you unpacked
For certain Linux distributions, the product is also available as an
RPM archive. When you install the RPM, using the command
sudo rpm -i
mysqlbackup command is installed in the directory
/opt/mysql/meb-3.8. You must add
this directory to your
Specify the installation location, preferably relative to the directory where the MySQL Server product is installed.
Choose the option to add this directory to the windows
%PATH% setting, so that you can run the
mysqlbackup command from a command prompt.
Verify the installation by selecting the menu item Start > Programs > MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.8.2 > MySQL Enterprise Backup Command Line. This menu item opens a command prompt and runs the mysqlbackup command to display its help message showing the option syntax.
In MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.6 and higher, the mysqlbackup command
takes over the functions formerly performed by the
commands. As a result, option syntax has changed, and you might need
to modify backup scripts to use the new options and remove
references to the
ibbackup command. The new
options enable more features and flexibility, and are more
consistent with the options used by the mysqld
client. For the latest syntax information, see
Chapter 4, mysqlbackup Command Reference. For differences between
mysqlbackup syntax and
see Section B.6, “New and Changed Options in MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.6 and Higher”. For how to use the former
commands during a transition period, see
Section B.8, “ibbackup and innobackup Commands”.