Hello, have a question on restoring partial backups with Xtrabackup.
Following the instructions in:
http:// www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/innobackupex/partial_ backups_innobackupex.html?highlight=partial
I was able to successfully backup the partial and run the prep with the --apply-log and --export. From that point I got the new ibdata1 & ib_logfile’s ready to be moved to a clean datadir on the target.
The howto mentions the .exp files being created but wondering if I need these files after running:
innobackupex --apply-log --export /temp/backups/2012-06-12_14-47-47
I did delete the files and all works alright, but just wondering if I’m missing something.
Are the .exp files only needed if going this route:
http:// www.percona.com/doc/percona-xtrabackup/innobackupex/importin g_exporting_tables_ibk.html ?
Also, another thing I noticed is the database is much larger in size now. It was 565M on the source and is now 1.8GB after the prep.
Any ideas why?