few questions here.
I used to use innohotbackup which was pretty much seamless.
Xtrabackup seems to have a few kinks that I’m still trying to get used to.
First, I’m guessing innobackupex is the binary that needs to be used for a full, proper backup? just the xtrabackup binary itself does not backup .MYI files, .FRM files, mysql db. Why is that?
I want to setup a cronjob to backup using innobackupex and I want the backup to go directly to a specific directory.
this is the command I would use;
innobackupex-1.5.1 --stream=tar ./ | gzip - > /data/test/backup.tar.gz
question about the above, what is the ./ for exactly? I tried changing that parameter with no affect.
tar xvfi /data/test/backup.tar.gz
innobackupex-1.5.1 --apply-log --use-memory=4G --ibbackup=xtrabackup_51 /data/data/test
is this correct?
if ibbackup=xtrabackup_51 is not sepecified, and the mysql server is stopped the above command will fail with this error:
“Possible values are xtrabackup_51 (for MySQL 5.0 and 5.1) or xtrabackup (for MySQL 5.1 with InnoDB plugin or Percona Server)”
now, what if i’m using mysql 5.4 or 5.5 ? We plan on using 5.4 or 5.5 on our next release?
am I missing something?