MySQL Enterprise Backup User's Guide (Version 8.0.18)

5.1.7 Advanced: Preparing and Restoring a Directory Backup

A directory backup, just like a single-file backup, can be prepared and restored using the copy-back-and-apply-log command as explained at the beginning of Section 5.1, “Performing a Restore Operation”.

Example 5.14 Restoring a Backup Directory using copy-back-and-apply-log

mysqlbackup --defaults-file=/usr/local/mysql/my.cnf \
  --backup-dir=/export/backups/full \
    copy-back-and-apply-log


However, two alternatives exist for directory backups:

After the backup has been prepared, you can now restore it using the copy-back command:

mysqlbackup --defaults-file=/usr/local/mysql/my.cnf \
  --backup-dir=/export/backups/full \
    copy-back