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Configure and schedule MySQL backups with Percona Xtrabackup


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  • 0.0.3 (latest)
  • 0.0.2
  • 0.0.1
released Feb 11th 2013

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mod 'bashtoni-xtrabackup', '0.0.3'
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bashtoni/xtrabackup — version 0.0.3 Feb 11th 2013


This is the xtrabackup module, to configure the wonderful Percona xtrabackup utility to make non-blocking backups


You will need to specify credentials for a user with suitable credentials; see for further details

This module creates 'streaming' backups in the xbstream format, by default compressed. Before you can restore, you must run prepare. A restore script, /usr/local/bin/mysql-backup-restore is provided which will do this for you.

class { "xtrabackup":
  dbuser    => "root",
  dbpass    => "rootdbpass",
  hour      => 3,
  minute    => 0,
  keepdays  => 14,
  workdir   => "/root/backupworkdir",
  outputdir => "/mnt/nfs/mysqlbackups",

Please note that due to a bug in xtrabackup, your MySQL my.cnf must specify datadir. If it doesn't, you should add datadir = /var/lib/mysql to the [mysqld] section.





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