MySQL Enterprise Backup User's Guide (Version 8.0.19)


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 8.0 Release Notes.

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

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Document generated on: 2020-01-14 (revision: 8006)

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
1.4 The Backup Process
2 Installing MySQL Enterprise Backup
3 What's New in MySQL Enterprise Backup 8.0?
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 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 Tablespaces
7 Backing up Using Redo Log Archiving
8 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Replication     [+/-]
8.1 Setting Up a New Replication Slave
8.2 Backing up and Restoring a Slave Database
8.3 Restoring a Master Database
8.4 Working with Encrypted Binary and Relay Logs
9 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Group Replication
10 Encryption for Backups
11 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Media Management Software (MMS) Products     [+/-]
11.1 Backing Up to Tape with Oracle Secure Backup
12 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with Docker
13 Performance Considerations for MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
13.1 Optimizing Backup Performance
13.2 Optimizing Restore Performance
14 Monitoring Backups with MySQL Enterprise Monitor
15 Using MySQL Enterprise Backup with MySQL Enterprise Firewall
16 Troubleshooting for MySQL Enterprise Backup     [+/-]
16.1 Exit codes of MySQL Enterprise Backup
16.2 Working Around Corruption Problems
16.3 Using the MySQL Enterprise Backup Logs
16.4 Using the MySQL Enterprise Backup Manifest
III mysqlbackup Command Reference     [+/-]
17 mysqlbackup
18 mysqlbackup commands     [+/-]
18.1 Backup Operations
18.2 Update Operations
18.3 Restore Operations
18.4 Validation Operations
18.5 Other Single-File Backup Operations
18.6 Other Operations
19 mysqlbackup Command-Line Options     [+/-]
19.1 Standard Options
19.2 Connection Options
19.3 Server Repository Options
19.4 Backup Repository Options
19.5 Metadata Options
19.6 Compression Options
19.7 Incremental Backup Options
19.8 Partial Backup and Restore Options
19.9 Single-File Backup Options
19.10 Performance / Scalability / Capacity Options
19.11 Message Logging Options
19.12 Progress Report Options
19.13 Encryption Options
19.14 Options for Working with Encrypted InnoDB Tablespaces and Encrypted Binary/Relay Logs
19.15 Cloud Storage Options
19.16 Options for Special Backup Types
19.17 Other Options
20 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
E Backup Progress Table Update
MySQL Enterprise Backup Glossary

List of Examples   [+/-]