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MySQL Enterprise Backup User's Guide (Version 4.0.3)


This is the user manual for MySQL Enterprise Backup, a commercially licensed backup utility for MySQL databases. It explains the different kinds of backup and restore that can be performed with MySQL Enterprise Backup, and describes the commands for performing them. Strategies for optimizing backup and restore operations are also discussed.

For notes detailing the changes in each release, see the MySQL Enterprise Backup 4.0 Release Notes.

For legal information, see the Legal Notices.

Licensing information.  This product may include third-party software, used under license. See the MySQL Enterprise Backup 4.0 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.

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

Document generated on: 2020-01-22 (revision: 8007)

Table of Contents     [+/-]

Preface and Legal Notices
I Getting Started with MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
1 Introduction to MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
1.1 The mysqlbackup Client
1.2 Overview of Backup Types
1.3 Files that Are Backed Up     [+/-]
1.3.1 Types of Files Contained in a Backup
1.3.2 Files Backed up for InnoDB Data
1.3.3 Files Backed up for Data Stored with MyISAM and Other Storage Engines
1.3.4 Files Generated by mysqlbackup
2 Installing MySQL Enterprise Backup
3 What's New in MySQL Enterprise Backup 4.0?
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 the Backup Directory
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 Single-File Backup
4.3.2 Making a Full Backup
4.3.3 Making a Differential or Incremental Backup
4.3.4 Making a Compressed Backup
4.3.5 Making a Partial 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 Performing a Restore Operation     [+/-]
5.1.1 Restoring a Compressed Backup
5.1.2 Restoring an Encrypted Backup Image
5.1.3 Restoring an Incremental Backup
5.1.4 Restoring Backups Created with the --use-tts Option
5.1.5 Restoring a Backup from Cloud Storage to a MySQL Server
5.1.6 Advanced: Preparing and Restoring a Directory Backup
5.2 Point-in-Time Recovery
5.3 Restoring a Backup with a Database Upgrade or Downgrade
6 Working with Encrypted InnoDB Tables
7 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Replication     [+/-]
7.1 Setting Up a New Replication Slave
7.2 Backing up and Restoring a Slave Database
7.3 Restoring a Master Database
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 Performance Considerations for MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
10.1 Optimizing Backup Performance
10.2 Optimizing Restore Performance
11 Monitoring Backups with MySQL Enterprise Monitor
12 Troubleshooting for MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
12.1 Error codes of MySQL Enterprise Backup
12.2 Working Around Corruption Problems
12.3 Using the MySQL Enterprise Backup Logs
12.4 Using the MySQL Enterprise Backup Manifest
III mysqlbackup Command Reference     [+/-]
13 mysqlbackup
14 mysqlbackup commands     [+/-]
14.1 Backup Operations
14.2 Update Operations
14.3 Restore Operations
14.4 Validation Operations
14.5 Other Single-File Backup Operations
15 mysqlbackup Command-Line Options     [+/-]
15.1 Standard Options
15.2 Connection Options
15.3 Server Repository Options
15.4 Backup Repository Options
15.5 Metadata Options
15.6 Compression Options
15.7 Incremental Backup Options
15.8 Partial Backup and Restore Options
15.9 Single-File Backup Options
15.10 Performance / Scalability / Capacity Options
15.11 Message Logging Options
15.12 Progress Report Options
15.13 Encryption Options
15.14 Options for Working with Encrypted InnoDB Tablespaces
15.15 Cloud Storage Options
15.16 Options for Special Backup Types
16 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 MySQL Enterprise Backup
MySQL Enterprise Backup Glossary

List of Examples   [+/-]