I have a full backup created by xtrabackup. Now I want to restore this backup to another machine which already has an instance of percona mysql installed.
While trying to restore with
xtrabackup --copy-back --target-dir=/data/backups/, I get an error saying
/var/lib/mysql isn’t empty. So is it okay to just delete
/var/lib/mysql and perform the restore? Is there any other better way? Thanks!