Doubt MySQL Version


I am trying to use percona xtrabackup for the first time.

MySQL DB Version:mysql-server-5.5.29-1

Percona Xtrabackup: percona-xtrabackup-2.0.5-499.rhel5

Engine: MyISAM
All DB Size: 50GB.

when i tried to take a backup of few DB’s i am getting the below errors.

Command used.
#/usr/bin/innobackupex-1.5.1 --stream=tar --user=root --password=xxxxx --defaults-file=/etc/my.cnf --databases=“db1 db2” ./ | gzip -c -9 > /mysqltempbackup/ +%m%d%Y%H%M%S.tar.gz

xtrabackup: Error: xtrabackup_copy_logfile() failed.
[01] …done

xtrabackup: Error: log_copying_thread failed.
innobackupex-1.5.1: Error: ibbackup child process has died at /usr/bin/innobackupex-1.5.1 line 381.

Am i doing anything wrong or is there any issue mysql version which i am currently running on the server.

There is nothing wrong about your MySQL version. Also the command you use seems all right.

Do you maybe have only MyISAM tables, InnoDB engine is enabled or disabled? Can you paste your my.cnf?


Thanks you for your reply.

My default storage engine is MyISAM. All my DB’s and tables are in MyISAM only.

Will upload my server my.cnf if you require further

Its configured as master/slave.