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WillüüüWillüüü EntrantInactive User Role Beginner

I'm using XtraBackup on CentOS-6.4 with MySQL-5.5.32 from

Sometimes my backup jobs crashing because the backup target is running out of space.

My backup space has 50GB and one backup job is using 6.8GB. I have no history, every job is overwriting the backup.

/usr/bin/innobackupex-1.5.1 --user=root --password=...... --no-timestamp --databases=mydatabase --include=$quaterlyTables /var/backups/$myserver/quaterly/${quaterly}/
/usr/bin/innobackupex-1.5.1 --apply-log /var/backups/$myserver/quaterly/${quaterly}/

CentOS release 6.4 (Final)
Kernel \r on an \m
InnoDB Backup Utility v1.5.1-xtrabackup; Copyright 2003, 2009 Innobase Oy
and Percona Ireland Ltd 2009-2012. All Rights Reserved.

Regards - Willi


  • niljoshiniljoshi MySQL Sage Inactive User Role Beginner

    Can you provide some more information like full backup log of innobackupex, the output of "df -h" and "du -csh /var/backup" on that server? We also need to identify that while taking backup you are getting this error or while running --apply-log.
  • mariasammariasam Entrant Current User Role Beginner
    I found out these problems came when I created the backups with "--compact" option. The documentation are wrong about how to do restore, and theres an example 'find' which doesn't find any compressed files... :)
  • chrisjacobchrisjacob Entrant Current User Role Beginner
    I am using Cent OS 6.5 version as my server OS as it is the most XtraBackup in the system. Is there any compatibility issues with these two? Can I go ahead and install the software straight?

    Chris- outlook 2007 download
  • mirfanmirfan Database Administrator Inactive User Role Beginner
    Xtrabackup works absolutely fine on CentOS 6. For compact backups i would suggest to check this blogpost from niljoshi
    Also, post the stuff which already asked by niljoshi to identify where the problem lies. Probably it's failing on prepare stage because of secondary indexes size may be.
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