We use innobackupexec to backup a rather large database. When restoring the database, we use the --apply-log and finally run --copy-back
Since this is a large database, we would need to twice the space of the backup in order to restore the database, and this is alot of space due to the size of the database.
Question is, is the --copy-back required when restoring a database ? Or can we skip this process and simply move the folder once the apply-log is complete, since that is what the copy-back process appears to be doing.