The new operation 'Copy-back-and-apply-log' introduced in MySQL Enterprise Backup 3.9.0 helps in faster restoration and helps in reducing the amount of space involved in restoring the backup contained in an image, because of elimination of the intermediate step of extraction of image contents.
MySQL Enterprise Backup has been improved to support single step restore from the latest release 3.9.0. It enables you to restore the backup image to remote machine in single step. However, first you would have to create the backup image in local disk, copy the backup image to remote machine, and then restore in remote machine by running copy-back-and-apply-log command.
This approach has two overheads: