Xtrabackup --decompress folder

The decompressed file is stored in the target-dir when the command below is executed.

xtrabackup --decompress --target-dir=[target-dir]

Isn’t there a way to specify the storage location directly, instead of saving the decompressed file to target-dir?

Hello @pmmChobo

It is expected to work that way by keeping all backup files in --target-dir only even after decompressing them and the same will be used for prepare.

Any particular reason for looking to store decompressed files in another directory and not in --traget-dir?

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Hi @pmmChobo .

If your concern is disk space, you can use --decompress with --remove-original, This way after each files is decompressed, its corresponding compressed file will be removed.


thank you, that`s what i want

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