I know this question has been asked before but I still have little idea of how to go about this. Perhaps someone might be kind enough to offer a step-by-step guide?
I regulary backed up the results of running the command xtrabackup --backup --target-dir=/var/sqlback on my ubuntu 14.04 server to a cloud storage facility.
I am now in a position where I want to restore a single database to the server from my Windows PC.
It is prohibitively slow (and frustrated by time-outs) trying to download all the data from the cloud service to my PC but I have managed to download the database directory (containing only .frm files) and the mysql data root contents (massive ibdata1 plus some xtrabackup files and a vackup-my.cnf file)
Is it possible to restore this single database from these files? I have no idea how it would work… I cannot prepare files on the windows PC as it does not support xtrabackup AFAIK and I would like to keep the current database files on the linux server (ideally copying the existing database to be replaced first).
Any tips or hints?