These options are for creating encrypted single-file backups and for decrypting them. See Chapter 8, Encryption for Backups for more details and usage examples for the encryption and decryption functions of MySQL Enterprise Backup.
Encrypt the data when creating a backup image by a
backup-to-imageoperation, or when packing a backup directory into a single file with the
backup-dir-to-imagecommand. It cannot be used with the
Decrypt an encrypted backup image when performing an
copy-back-and-apply-logoperation. It is also used for performing a
list-imageoperation on an encrypted backup image.
The option cannot be used in a
copy-backoperation. For restoration using the
copy-backcommand, the encrypted backup image has to be unpacked and decrypted first using the
extractcommand, together with the
Permitted Values Type string
The symmetric key for encryption and decryption of a backup image. It should be a 256-bit key, encoded as a string of 64 hexadecimal digits. See Chapter 8, Encryption for Backups on how to create a key. The option is incompatible with the
Permitted Values Type file name
The pathname to file that contains a 256-bit key, encoded as a string of 64 hexadecimal digits, for encryption and decryption of a backup image. The option is incompatible with the