4.1.1 Subcommands Backup Operations Apply-Log Operations for Existing Backup Data Restore an Existing Backup Work with Single-File Backups

These options represent the major operations or modes for the mysqlbackup command. Only one can be specified for each mysqlbackup invocation, and the name is not preceded by any dashes.

Each of these major options has its own set of required or allowed command parameters. For example, the backup* options require connection information to the database server. The apply-log, and other options that operate on the backup data after it is produced, require options to specify where the backup data is located.

The major groups of subcommands are: