MySQL Enterprise Backup supports encrypted InnoDB tablespaces and, for release 8.0.14 and later, encrypted binary/relay logs. For details on how MySQL Server encrypts and decrypts these items, see Tablespace Encryption and Encrypting Binary Log Files and Relay Log Files. See Chapter 6, Working with Encrypted InnoDB Tables and Working with Encrypted Binary and Relay Logs on how mysqlbackup commands handle these encrypted items.
The following is the command-line option for working with encrypted InnoDB tables and binary/relay logs:
Property Value Command-Line Format
The option must be used when backing up a server that has a keyring plugin enabled for InnoDB table or binary/relay log encryption and for restoring a backup containing encrypted InnoDB tables or binary/relay log. If the server is using the
keyring_encrypted_fileplugin, the password supplied with the option must match the value of the system variable
keyring_encrypted_file_passwordon the server.
The same password supplied during backup must be supplied again during a
apply-log, or an
apply-incremental-backupoperation for the backup, or mysqlbackup will error out when it encounters encrypted InnoDB tables or binary/relay logs during the operation. If different passwords were used for different backups in a sequence of full and incremental backups, make sure the very password used to create an individual backup is supplied when performing an
copy-back-and-apply-logoperation on it.
Users who do not want to supply the password on the command line or in a default file may use the option without specifying any value; mysqlbackup then asks the user to type in the password before the operation starts.