I am trying to get xtrabackup working on a very old version of MySQL. This system is 5.1 (all InnoDB), yes the plan is to update it but it will be a month out. I am just trying to get better backups then the existing once a day mysqldump.
I have xtrabackup 2.0 installed, run the backup. Prepare the backup. Tar up transfer to s3. Unpack on instance that has MySQL 5.1 and xtrabackup 2.0.
After I ran the restore procedures in the 2.0 docs (using rsync). I start MySQL and the databases are there. But no tables. The data is there, if I grep for some keywords in the ibdata1.
Any suggestions ? I am rather baffled at this.