These options specify various parameters related to the layout
of the backup directory. Several of these option values can be
derived automatically from the corresponding configuration
option without the
backup prefix, thus the
--backup-dir option is the only one from this
group that you typically specify.
These options are used only with the following operations:
When a database connection is available during a backup, the parameters describing the source repository are ignored, overridden by the corresponding values retrieved from the database connection.
The following parameters describe the layout of files in the backup directory:
The directory under which to store the backup data. This is a crucial parameter required for most kinds of backup operations. It cannot be a subdirectory of the directory specified by
--datadir. An additional level of subdirectory is created when the
--with-timestampoption is also specified.
Default: no timestamped subdirectory is created. To reuse the same backup directory for a new backup, either remove the previous backup files manually or specify the
--forceoption to overwrite them.