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mysqldump or Percona XtraBackup? Backup Strategies for MySQL Galera Cluster

September 25, 2014 By Severalnines

Coming up with a backup strategy that does not affect database performance or lock your tables can be tricky. How do you backup your production database cluster without affecting your applications? Should you use mysqldump or Percona Xtrabackup? When should you use incremental backups? Where do you store the backups? In this blog post, we will cover some of the common backup methods for Galera Cluster for MySQL/MariaDB, and how you can get the most out of these. 


Backup Method


There are various ways to backup your Galera Cluster data:

  • xtrabackup (full physical backup)
  • xtrabackup (incremental physical backup)
  • mysqldump (logical backup)
  • binary logging 
  • replication slave


Xtrabackup (full backup)

Xtrabackup is an open-source MySQL hot …

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xtrabackup_51: not found & no ‘mysqld’ group in MySQL options

Recently I happen to setup a new MySQL instance with my tools – a standard MySQL 5.1+, xtrabackup setup and last-hotbackup.tar.gz. To restore from the backup we used xtrabackup binaries and ran into issues following standard commands (assuming no changes): To prepare the backup I used apply-log as follows: $] innobackupex-1.5.1 --defaults-file=/usr/local/mysql/data/backup-my.cnf --apply-log  /usr/local/mysql/data --ibbackup […]

Hotbackup of Galera Cluster for MySQL using Xtrabackup

Hot backups are important for high availability, they can run without blocking the application. Percona Xtrabackup is a great tool for backing up InnoDB data. 
We have created a backup tool called s9s_backup that makes Xtrabackup really easy to use, and is fully integrated with ClusterControl, which means that you can schedule backups with ease and view the backups that you have taken, and also restore the backups with no pain.

s9s_backup is available in the lastest version of ClusterControl or you can download it here.

Is mysqldump totally useless then?

No. If you would like to isolate and load only one table, mysqldump is great, or if you want to …

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