The restore operations restores the data files from a backup to
their original locations on the database server, or to other
desired locations. Normally, the restoration process requires
the database server to be already shut down (or, at least not
operating on the directory you are restoring the data to),
except for restorations of backups created with the
--use-tts option. The option
datadir must be
specified either in the file specified by the
or as a command-line option. For usage examples, see
Chapter 5, Recovering or Restoring a Database.
mysqlbackup [STD-OPTIONS] [SERVER-REPOSITORY-OPTIONS] [--backup-image=IMAGE] [--backup-dir=PATH] [--uncompress] [MESSAGE-LOGGING-OPTIONS] [PARTIAL-BACKUP-RESTORE-OPTIONS] [PROGRESS-REPORT-OPTIONS] [ENCRYPTION-OPTIONS] [CLOUD-STORAGE-OPTIONS] [ENCRYPTED-INNODB-OPTIONS] copy-back-and-apply-log mysqlbackup [STD-OPTIONS] [SERVER-REPOSITORY-OPTIONS] [--backup-dir=PATH] [--uncompress] [MESSAGE-LOGGING-OPTIONS] [PARTIAL-BACKUP-RESTORE-OPTIONS] [PROGRESS-REPORT-OPTIONS] [CLOUD-STORAGE-OPTIONS] [ENCRYPTED-INNODB-OPTIONS] copy-back
In a single step, restores a single-file backup specified by the
--backup-imageoption or a backup from the directory specified by the
--backup-diroption to a server's data directory and performs an
apply-logoperation to the restored data to bring them up-to-date. Comparing with a multi-step approach for restoring a single-file backup (which typically consists of performing the successive steps of extract, uncompress, apply-log, and copy-back for restoring compressed image, or extract ,apply-log, and copy-back for uncompressed image), the command makes the restoration process simpler and faster, and also saves the disk space required.
The following are some special requirements for different kinds of backup restoration using
To restore a compressed directory or image, include the
--uncompressoption in the command line.
To restore a single-file backup, besides specifying the location of the backup image with the
--backup-imageoption, also supply with the
--backup-diroption the location of a folder that will be used for storing temporary files produced during the restoration process.
To restore a single-file incremental backup, assuming the full backup (on which the incremental backup was based) has already been restored:
--incrementaloption in the command line.
Specifies the location of the incremental backup image with the
Advanced: To restore an incremental backup directory, assuming the full backup (on which the incremental backup was based) has already been restored:
To restore a backup created with the
See the general requirements described in Section 5.1.4, “Restoring Backups Created with the
When restoring a single-file backup created with the option setting
with-minimum-locking, the folder specified with
--backup-diris also used for extracting temporarily all the tables in the backup and for performing an
apply-logoperation to make the data up-to-date before restoring them to the server's data directory.
Advanced: When restoring a backup directory created with the option
apply-logoperation will be performed on the backup directory. That means the backup taken will be altered during the process, and users might want to make an extra copy of the backup directory before proceeding with the restoration, in order to prevent the loss of backup data in case something goes wrong.
Also note that:
At the end of the
copy-back-and-apply-logoperation, the file
backup_variables.txtis being created or updated in the data directory. This file contains metadata about the restored contents and is being used by successive single-step restores of incremental backups; it should not be deleted or modified by users.
Before restoring a hot backup using the
copy-backcommand, the backup has to be prepared and made consistent using the
apply-logcommand. See Section 5.1.6, “Advanced: Preparing and Restoring a Directory Backup” for details. You can also perform
copy-backtogether with a single
Some clean-up efforts on the target directory for restoration might be needed before performing a full restore (for example, when the backup data is used to set up a new MySQL server or to replace all data of an existing MySQL server). See the discussions here for details.
There are some special requirements when restoring backups created with the
--use-ttsoption; see Section 5.1.4, “Restoring Backups Created with the
--use-ttsOption” for details.
When restoring a server for
replication purpose, if
the backed-up server has used the
option to put the undo logs outside of the data directory,
when using the file
server-all.cnf for the
--defaults-file option with
should be taken to configure correctly the
innodb_undo_directory option in
the file. Otherwise, the data or log files on the original
server might be overwritten by accident.