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innobackupex: Error: mysql child process has died

hi_irfhi_irf ContributorCurrent User Role Beginner

I am getting following error when calling innobackupex from shell script.

innobackupex: Error: mysql child process has died: at /usr/bin/innobackupex line 1051.

Although when running same command from shell prompt. It executes without any error.

perl /usr/bin/innobackupex-1.5.1 --slave-info --user=XXXXX --password=XXXXX --databases=XXXXX --defaults-file=/etc/my.cnf --no-timestamp /home/fullbackup

I tried xtrabackup-1.6.4.tar.gz & xtrabackup-1.6.5.tar.gz but same error in both of the versions.


  • xaprbxaprb Mentor Inactive User Role Beginner
    A lot of times this happens due to the wrong working directory, or due to the MySQL wait_timeout being exceeded.
  • hi_irfhi_irf Contributor Current User Role Beginner
    I sorted out. I were using PATH variable in my shell script, as soon as i changed the name of variable. It's working fine.

    I thought it is reserved word, environmental variable conflicting with the innobackupex script.
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