Output formats of xtra backup

I successfully created a full backup with innobackupex.
It created some frm ibd and other files.

  1. Is it possible to create an output that is same as an export created by phpmyadmin ? A dump?
    Or xtra backup only creates binary files in percona format ?
  2. I want to store some of the backups in my local machine. Is it possible to create a full backup inside 1 file.
    So I can download that file rather than whole folder.
    Thank you

Xtrabackup is for creating binary backups. If you want a logical backup (like you are creating from phpMyAdmin), then you will want to use mysqldump. You may however archive/compress the backup that Xtrabackup made into a single file using tar:


cmd> tar cvzf my-backup.tar.gz /path/to/backup

Then to open/uncompress the archive after downloading it to your computer:

cmd> tar -xvf my-backup.tar.gz

Thank you very much scott.