i’m a happy xtrabackup user with a fast growing database.
I have a question when you want to save some disk space when restoring your xtrabackup.
If i restore my backup and prepare it directly to my DB datadir and then set the appropriate rights i think i won’t have to use the --copy-back option of innobackupex?
While doing so i can save disk space because you don’t have to store the restored backup elsewhere then copy it to the datadir.
What is the purpose of --copy-back except just copying the files to the datadir?
Do you see any drawbacks using my method?
PS: my db is innodb only