Chapter 2 Installing MySQL Enterprise Backup

Install the MySQL Enterprise Backup product on each database server whose contents you intend to back up. You perform all backup and restore operations locally, by running the mysqlbackup command on the same server as the MySQL instance.

Optional: You can also install the MySQL Enterprise Backup product on computers other than the database server, only to run mysqlbackup with the apply-log option. See Section 5.1.1.2, “Apply-Log Operations for Existing Backup Data” for information about bringing backup data to a separate server and running the apply log step there.

The MySQL Enterprise Backup product is packaged as either an archive file (.tgz, archived with tar and compressed with gzip) or as a platform-specific installer.

Installing on Unix and Linux Systems

For all Linux and Unix systems, the product is available as a .tgz file. Unpack this file as follows:

tar xvzf package.tgz

The mysqlbackup command is unpacked into a subdirectory. You can either copy them into a system directory (preserving their execute permission bits), or add to your $PATH setting the directory where you unpacked it.

For certain Linux distributions, the product is also available as an RPM archive. When you install the RPM, using the command sudo rpm -i package_name.rpm, the mysqlbackup command is installed in the directory /opt/mysql/meb-3.10. You must add this directory to your $PATH setting.

Installing on Windows Systems

The product can be installed together with other MySQL products with the MySQL Installer for Windows. It can also be installed separately with either an individual .msi installer or .zip file.

When installing with a .msi installer, specify the installation location, preferably under the same directory where other MySQL products have been installed. Choose the option Include directory in Windows PATH, so that you can run the mysqlbackup command from any directory.

When installing with a .zip file, simply unzip the file and put mysqlbackup.exe at the desired installation location. You can add that location to the %PATH% variable, so that you can run the mysqlbackup command from any directory.

Verify the installation by selecting the menu item Start > Programs > MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.10 > MySQL Enterprise Backup Command Line. The menu item displays version information and opens a command prompt for running the mysqlbackup command.