1.2 The mysqlbackup Command

When using the MySQL Enterprise Backup product, you primarily work with the mysqlbackup command. Based on the options you specify, this command performs all the different types of backup operations, and restore operations too. mysqlbackup can do other things that you would otherwise code into your own backup scripts, such as creating a timestamped subdirectory for each backup, compressing the backup data, and packing the backup data into a single file for easy transfer to another server.

For usage information about mysqlbackup features, see Chapter 3, Backing Up a Database Server. For option syntax, see Chapter 4, mysqlbackup Command Reference.