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MySQL Enterprise Backup User's Guide (Version 3.12.4)


This is the User's Guide for the MySQL Enterprise Backup product. This manual describes the procedures to back up and restore MySQL databases. It covers techniques for minimizing time and storage overhead during backups, and to keep the database available during backup operations. It illustrates the features and syntax of the mysqlbackup command, for example, how to back up selected databases or tables, how to back up only the changes since a previous backup, and how to transfer the backup data efficiently to a different server.

For notes detailing the changes in each release, see the MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.12 Release Notes.

For legal information, see the Legal Notices.

For help with using MySQL, please visit the MySQL Forums, where you can discuss your issues with other MySQL users.

Licensing information.  This product may include third-party software, used under license. See the MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.12 License Information User Manual for licensing information, including licensing information relating to third-party software that may be included in this MySQL Enterprise Backup release.

Document generated on: 2020-01-23 (revision: 8007)

Table of Contents     [+/-]

Preface and Legal Notices
I Getting Started with MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
1 Introduction to MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
1.1 Types of Backups
1.2 The mysqlbackup Client
1.3 Overview of Backup Performance and Capacity Considerations
1.4 Files that Are Backed Up
1.5 Overview of Restoring a Database
2 Installing MySQL Enterprise Backup
3 What's New in MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.12?
II Using MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
4 Backing Up a Database Server     [+/-]
4.1 Before the First Backup     [+/-]
4.1.1 Collect Database Information
4.1.2 Grant MySQL Privileges to Backup Administrator
4.1.3 Designate a Location for Backup Data
4.2 The Typical Backup / Verify / Restore Cycle     [+/-]
4.2.1 Backing Up an Entire MySQL Instance
4.2.2 Verifying a Backup
4.2.3 Restoring a Database
4.3 Backup Scenarios and Examples     [+/-]
4.3.1 Making a Full Backup
4.3.2 Making a Differential or Incremental Backup
4.3.3 Making a Compressed Backup
4.3.4 Making a Partial Backup
4.3.5 Making a Single-File Backup
4.3.6 Making an Optimistic Backup
4.3.7 Making a Back Up of In-Memory Database Data
4.3.8 Making Scheduled Backups
4.4 Making Backups with a Distributed File System (DFS) or Storage Access Network (SAN)
5 Recovering or Restoring a Database     [+/-]
5.1 Preparing the Backup to be Restored
5.2 Performing a Restore Operation     [+/-]
5.2.1 Restoring a Compressed Backup
5.2.2 Restoring an Encrypted Backup Image
5.2.3 Restoring an Incremental Backup
5.2.4 Restoring Backups Created with the --use-tts Option
5.2.5 Restoring External InnoDB Tablespaces to Different Locations
5.2.6 Restoring a Backup from Cloud Storage to a MySQL Server
5.3 Point-in-Time Recovery
5.4 Restoring a Backup with a Database Upgrade or Downgrade
6 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Replication     [+/-]
6.1 Setting Up a New Replication Slave
6.2 Backing up and Restoring a Slave Database
6.3 Restoring a Master Database
7 Performance Considerations for MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
7.1 Optimizing Backup Performance
7.2 Optimizing Restore Performance
8 Encryption for Backups
9 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Media Management Software (MMS) Products     [+/-]
9.1 Backing Up to Tape with Oracle Secure Backup
10 Monitoring Backups with MySQL Enterprise Monitor
11 Troubleshooting for MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
11.1 Error codes of MySQL Enterprise Backup
11.2 Working Around Corruption Problems
11.3 Using the MySQL Enterprise Backup Logs
11.4 Using the MySQL Enterprise Backup Manifest
III mysqlbackup Command Reference     [+/-]
12 mysqlbackup
13 mysqlbackup commands     [+/-]
13.1 Backup Operations
13.2 Apply-Log Operations
13.3 Restore Operations
13.4 Validation Operations
13.5 Single-File Backup Operations
14 mysqlbackup Command-Line Options     [+/-]
14.1 Standard Options
14.2 Connection Options
14.3 Server Repository Options
14.4 Backup Repository Options
14.5 Metadata Options
14.6 Compression Options
14.7 Incremental Backup Options
14.8 Partial Backup and Restore Options
14.9 Single-File Backup Options
14.10 Performance / Scalability / Capacity Options
14.11 Message Logging Options
14.12 Progress Report Options
14.13 Encryption Options
14.14 Cloud Storage Options
14.15 Options for Special Backup Types
15 Configuration Files and Parameters
IV Appendixes     [+/-]
A Frequently Asked Questions for MySQL Enterprise Backup
B Limitations of MySQL Enterprise Backup
C Compatibility Information for MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
C.1 Cross-Platform Compatibility
C.2 Compatibility with MySQL Versions
C.3 Compatibility with Older Versions of MySQL Enterprise Backup
C.4 Compatibility Notes for Specific MySQL Versions
D MySQL Enterprise Backup Release Notes
MySQL Enterprise Backup Glossary

List of Examples   [+/-]