1.1 The mysqlbackup Client

All MySQL Enterprise Backup functions are executed with the mysqlbackup client. It is used for performing different types of backup and restore operations, as well as other related tasks like backup compression, decompression, validation, and so on.

Use of the mysqlbackup client and the related commands are explained and illustrated throughout this manual. For detailed information on the mysqlbackup commands and command options, see Part III, “mysqlbackup Command Reference”.