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MySQL Enterprise Backup 4.1 User's Guide  /  Using MySQL Enterprise Backup  /  Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Group Replication

Chapter 8 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Group Replication

For how to use MySQL Enterprise Backup to back up and subsequently restore a Group Replication member, see Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Group Replication.

For MySQL Enterprise Backup 4.1.2 and later: When working with a Group Replication setup, mysqlbackup makes the backup history available to all members of the server group by making sure that the backup_history table is updated on a primary node after each mysqlbackup operation. The feature requires the following to be true:

  • Host names or host addresses contained in the member_host column in the performance_schema.replication_group_members table must be resolvable by mysqlbackup.

  • In addition to the mysqlbackup@localhost account created on each host as described in Section 4.1.2, “Grant MySQL Privileges to Backup Administrator”, accounts for the user mysqlbackup to access all hosts in the group have been created on every member of the server group. These are sample statements for creating the accounts:

    CREATE USER 'mysqlbackup'@'host1' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
    CREATE USER 'mysqlbackup'@'host2' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
    CREATE USER 'mysqlbackup'@'host3' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
    ...

    Or, if the host names fall into a pattern, use a wildcard for the host names (if allowed by your environment's security policy) to perform the same task with a single statement; for example:

    CREATE USER 'mysqlbackup'@'host_' IDENTIFIED BY 'password';
  • The account mysqlbackup@localhost AND all other accounts for accessing the hosts (i.e., mysqlbackup@host1, mysqlbackup@host2,mysqlbackup@host3, etc, or simply mysqlbackup@host_ in our example) use the same password for server access. This is needed because, depending on how host names are resolved, mysqlbackup will likely be using two accounts to finish a backup job on a Group Replication set up (one for the actual backup operation, the other for updating the history and progress tables on a primary host), but only one password can be specified in the backup command. Therefore, the accounts must use the same password.

  • All the privileges granted to mysqlbackup@localhost as described in Section 4.1.2, “Grant MySQL Privileges to Backup Administrator” are also granted to all other accounts with which mysqlbackup connects to the hosts:

    GRANT SELECT ON performance_schema.replication_group_members TO 'mysqlbackup'@'host1'; 
    GRANT SELECT ON performance_schema.replication_group_members TO 'mysqlbackup'@'host2'; 
    GRANT SELECT ON performance_schema.replication_group_members TO 'mysqlbackup'@'host3';
    [More grant statements for other privileges for all hosts ...]

    Or, if the host names fall into a pattern, use a wildcard for the host names (if allowed by your environment's security policy) to perform the same task; for example:

    GRANT SELECT ON performance_schema.replication_group_members TO 'mysqlbackup'@'host_'; 
    [More grant statements for other privileges...]