Chapter 1 Introduction to MySQL Enterprise Backup

Table of Contents

1.1 Types of Backups
1.2 The mysqlbackup Command
1.3 Making Backups Faster and Smaller
1.4 Files that Are Backed Up
1.5 Overview of Restoring a Database

The MySQL Enterprise Backup product performs backup operations for MySQL data. It can back up all kinds of MySQL tables. It has special optimizations for fast and convenient backups of InnoDB tables. Because of the speed of InnoDB backups, and the reliability and scalability features of InnoDB tables, we recommend that you use InnoDB tables for your most important data.

This book describes the best practices regarding MySQL backups and documents how to use MySQL Enterprise Backup features to implement these practices. This book teaches you: