A typical backup cycle with MySQL Enterprise Backup had always involved 3 steps:
1. backup (to directory)
2. apply-log (prepare the backup)
3. copy-back (restore)
In case of directory, the 'apply-log' is done on the backup directory which does not involve any additional space.
But in case of image, the image has to be extracted, before doing 'apply-log'. This involves additional space for extraction of image and the steps involved are:
How about, combining the 3 steps – extract, apply-log and copy-back, so that the image is extracted directly on the target directory (which is the datadir of a server instance) and then apply-log is performed on the extracted contents. This way, the need for additional space[Read more...]