Chapter 4 Recovering or Restoring a Database

Table of Contents

4.1 Preparing the Backup to be Restored
4.2 Performing a Restore Operation
4.3 Point-in-Time Recovery from a Hot Backup
4.4 Backing Up and Restoring a Single .ibd File
4.5 Restoring a Backup with a Database Upgrade or Downgrade

The ultimate purpose of backup data is to help recover from a database issue, or to create a clone of the original database in another location (typically to run report queries or to create a new replication slave). This section describes the procedures to handle those various scenarios.

After a serious database issue, you might need to perform a recovery under severe time pressure. It is critical to confirm in advance: