I’m trying to use innobackupex and xtrabackup to make incremental backups but so far no luck.
First I created a full backup
innobackupex --password=xxxxx --no-lock --tmpdir=/tmp /data/backups/full/…innobackupex: Backup created in directory '/data/backups/full/2011-05-02_02-13-49’110502 02:21:03 innobackupex: completed OK!
Everything went smoothly and I end up with a time stamped folder containing
I tried then to create a incremental backup based on this full back up
innobackupex --incremental --password=xxxxx --tmpdir=/tmp --no-lock --incremental-basedir=/data/backups/full/2011-05-02_02-13-49/ incremental/…xtrabackup: The latest check point (for incremental): ‘245:3281249024’>> log scanned up to (245 3288192768)xtrabackup: Stopping log copying thread.xtrabackup: Transaction log of lsn (245 3257702458) to (245 3288192768) was copied.innobackupex: Backup created in directory ‘/data/backups/incremental/2011-05-02_02-27-29’
So far everything looks ok
delta files have been successfully created
When I try to apply those delta files to the full backup directory I get the following
xtrabackup --prepare --apply-log-only --target-dir=/data/backups/full/2011-05-02_02-13-49/ --incremental-dir=/data/backups/incremental/2011-05-02_02-27-29/xtrabackup: error: failed to read metadata from /data/backups/incremental/2011-05-02_02-27-29//xtrabackup_checkpoints
Any help would be really appreciated.
Thx in advance