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Output formats of xtra backup

mavera2mavera2 EntrantInactive User Role Beginner
I successfully created a full backup with innobackupex.
It created some frm ibd and other files.
1) Is it possible to create an output that is same as an export created by phpmyadmin ? A dump?
Or xtra backup only creates binary files in percona format ?
2) I want to store some of the backups in my local machine. Is it possible to create a full backup inside 1 file.
So I can download that file rather than whole folder.
Thank you


  • scott.nemesscott.nemes MySQL Sage Current User Role Patron
    Xtrabackup is for creating binary backups. If you want a logical backup (like you are creating from phpMyAdmin), then you will want to use mysqldump. You may however archive/compress the backup that Xtrabackup made into a single file using tar:


    cmd> tar cvzf my-backup.tar.gz /path/to/backup

    Then to open/uncompress the archive after downloading it to your computer:

    cmd> tar -xvf my-backup.tar.gz
  • mavera2mavera2 Entrant Inactive User Role Beginner
    Thank you very much scott.
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