MySQL Enterprise Backup User's Guide (Version 4.1.4)


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 4.1 Release Notes.

For legal information, including licensing information, see the Preface and Legal Notices.

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

Document generated on: 2020-01-24 (revision: 8011)

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 4.1?
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 Restoring External InnoDB Tablespaces to Different Locations
5.1.7 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 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Group Replication
9 Encryption for Backups
10 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Media Management Software (MMS) Products     [+/-]
10.1 Backing Up to Tape with Oracle Secure Backup
11 Performance Considerations for MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
11.1 Optimizing Backup Performance
11.2 Optimizing Restore Performance
12 Monitoring Backups with MySQL Enterprise Monitor
13 Troubleshooting for MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
13.1 Exit codes of MySQL Enterprise Backup
13.2 Working Around Corruption Problems
13.3 Using the MySQL Enterprise Backup Logs
13.4 Using the MySQL Enterprise Backup Manifest
III mysqlbackup Command Reference     [+/-]
14 mysqlbackup
15 mysqlbackup commands     [+/-]
15.1 Backup Operations
15.2 Update Operations
15.3 Restore Operations
15.4 Validation Operations
15.5 Other Single-File Backup Operations
15.6 Other Operations
16 mysqlbackup Command-Line Options     [+/-]
16.1 Standard Options
16.2 Connection Options
16.3 Server Repository Options
16.4 Backup Repository Options
16.5 Metadata Options
16.6 Compression Options
16.7 Incremental Backup Options
16.8 Partial Backup and Restore Options
16.9 Single-File Backup Options
16.10 Performance / Scalability / Capacity Options
16.11 Message Logging Options
16.12 Progress Report Options
16.13 Encryption Options
16.14 Options for Working with Encrypted InnoDB Tablespaces
16.15 Cloud Storage Options
16.16 Options for Special Backup Types
16.17 Other Options
17 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
D Backup History Table Update
MySQL Enterprise Backup Glossary

List of Examples   [+/-]