A bit more information:
I have basedir for the database on a NFS mount mount point (e.g. /nfsvol1/mysql/data) - this is where schema, log files,etc exist…
I have innodb ibdata files spread across 3 NFS mount points(e.g. /nfsvol2/mysql/data, /nfsvol3/mysql/data and /nfsvol4/mysql/data)
This is a total of 4 NFS mount points (I do this to optimize throughput to/from NFS). Spreading data across multiple point points is also recommended in netapps "best practices white papers:
Because of this I have: innodb_home_dir = /
I have innodb_data_file_path = nfsvol2/mysql/data/ibdata1:10G;fsvol3/mysql/data/ibdata2:10 GB;fsvol4/mysql/data/ibdata3:10G…
So the question is: Is it possible that I am getting this error because innodb_home_dir = / - certainly this is not empty, nor can it me.
Please advise - I really want to use innobackupex and I need to get copy-back working.
If this is the issue (not sure): I guess I could have absolute path names for the data files in innodb_data_file_path but the question is can I set innodb_home_dir to some directory that is empty?
Any help would be appreciated