1.2 Backup Commands

When using the MySQL Enterprise Backup product, you primarily work with the ibbackup command and the mysqlbackup command, depending on the kinds of tables you are backing up. ibbackup is the simple and efficient way to back up InnoDB tables only, with many command-line options so that you can build your own backup script around it. mysqlbackup is the more flexible way to back up both InnoDB tables and tables from other storage engines at the same time; it also does other things that you would otherwise code into your own script, such as creating a timestamped subdirectory for each backup.