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Please help to understand..

boris_shvartsmanboris_shvartsman EntrantCurrent User Role Beginner

Our production is running Mysql and Percona for some time now.
I am rather new to Percona and trynig to setup a dev box where I don't need all the databases we have in production but just some of them.

In production Percona makes a FULL.0 file which dumps all the databases.

How can I change that to only make a backup of a few databases??

Being DBA for other systems for a long time I can only imagine how dumb do I sound..


  • niljoshiniljoshi MySQL Sage Inactive User Role Beginner

    For taking a backup of selective databases, you can use mostly two utilities.
    1. mysqldump (
    2. xtrabackup (

    If database size is small then mysqldump option is useful otherwise you should go with xtrabackup. Please refer above pages and let us know if you face any issue.

    Btw: for selecting specific databases for dump, you can use " -B, --databases" option with mysqldump and for doing the same thing with xtrabackup you can use "--include='^(db1|db2|db3|mysql)\. *'" option with regex.
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