Most mysqlbackup operations, including those
on single-file backups, write data or metadata to a designated
directory referred to as the
directory” in this manual. See the description for
--backup-dir for details on its
usage for different operations.
Choose in advance for this directory a location on a file system
with sufficient storage; it could even be remotely mounted from
a different server. You specify the path to this directory with
--backup-dir option for many
If you use the backup directory as a location to store your
backups, it is preferable to keep each backup within a
timestamped subdirectory underneath the main backup directory.
To make mysqlbackup create these
subdirectories automatically, specify the
--with-timestamp option each time
you run mysqlbackup.