xtrabackup_binlog_info no longer created

I had to set up a fresh CENTOS 6.7 server with Mysql 5.6 . Now innobackupex no longer creates the xtrabackup_binlog_info file when backing up a master for use in slave generation.

First pass is

innobackupex --rsync --tmpdir=/tmp --databases=$THEDATABASE --user=$MYUSR --password=$MYPW --use-memory=4096M --no-timestamp /backupxtra/work

Second pass is

innobackupex --tmpdir=/tmp --user=$MYUSR --password=$MYPW --apply-log --use-memory=4096M /backupxtra/work

It dutifully creates the database directory, along with backup=my.cnf, ib_logfile0, ib_logfile1, ibdata1, xtrabackup_checkpoints, xtrabackup_info and xtrabackup_logfile … but no xtrabackup_binlog_info

Most likely serious pilot error, but I don’t seem to be able to figure out what I did wrong.

Parental guidance highly appreciated.


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