3.2 The Typical Backup / Verify / Restore Cycle

3.2.1 Backing Up an Entire MySQL Instance
3.2.2 Verifying a Backup
3.2.3 Restoring a Database at its Original Location

To illustrate the basic steps in making and using a backup, the following examples show how to do a full backup, examine the data files in the backup directory, and then restore the backup to correct an issue with corruption or lost data.