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NetVault Backup Plug-in for MySQL 11.4 - User Guide

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for MySQL Installing and removing the plug-in Configuring the plug-in Backing up data Restoring data Working with native MySQL replication Using the plug-in in a Failover Cluster environment Troubleshooting

Introducing NetVault Backup Plug-in for MySQL


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NetVault Backup Plug-in for MySQL: at a Glance

The NetVault Backup Plug‑in for MySQL (Plug‑in for MySQL) consolidates the backup and recovery of multiple MySQL storage engines into a single job without complex scripting. If you use the MySQL Enterprise Backup option (MEB-based method), the plug-in supports hot backups of InnoDB tables during backup. If you use the MySQL Standard/Community option (mysqldump-based method), the plug-in supports warm backups of all tables while keeping data online with read-only access. Also, using the MySQL Standard/Community option, the plug-in offers improved point-in-time (PIT) functionality to perform more granular restores — which lets you restore to a precise point and reduce data loss.


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Key benefits

Increases confidence and reduces risk while deploying MySQL: Plug‑in for MySQL eliminates the need to create complex backup scripts and is flexible enough to account for many recovery scenarios. You do not have to worry about understanding MySQL internals before implementing a backup policy that prevents the loss of committed transactions during backup and understanding when to purge the Binary Logs. This knowledge is built into the plug-in.
Speeds up restores to reduce downtime: You select what to restore, the backup set to restore from, and, if applicable, the time or position point to restore to; and the plug-in automatically performs the restore. Restores are faster due to minimized human interaction, and the potential for syntax errors is eliminated.
Ensure business continuity: With offsite backups being an important part of the data-protection for business-critical applications, the plug-in takes advantage of NetVault Backup’s integration with a range of backup devices. NetVault Backup lets you select which backup device to store the backup on. You can store the backup online in a virtual tape library (VTL). You can also duplicate the job to physical tape libraries shared by multiple MySQL Instances, other proprietary databases, or even general backup files.
Supports advanced MySQL replication techniques –As detailed in the MySQL Reference Guide, MySQL supports one-way, asynchronous replication, in which one server acts as the master, while one or more other servers act as slaves.

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Feature summary

Support for the following with the MySQL Standard/Community option:
Support for the following with the MySQL Enterprise Backup option:

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