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NetVault Plug-in for MySQL 4.4 - User Guide

Introducing Dell™ 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-inin a Failover Cluster environment Troubleshooting About Dell

Target audience

Recommended additional reading

MySQL <X> Reference Guide (where <X> refers to the version of MySQL installed on the MySQL Server):
Dell NetVault Backup Installation Guide – This guide provides complete details on installing the NetVault Backup Server and Heterogeneous Client software.
Dell NetVault Backup Administrator’s Guide – This guide explains how to use NetVault Backup and describes the functionality common to all plug-ins.
Dell NetVault Backup Command Line Interface Reference Guide – This guide provides a detailed description of the command line utilities.

Installing and removing the plug-in

Installation prerequisites

NetVault Backup Server/Client software – At a minimum, the NetVault Backup Client must be installed on the machine configured as the MySQL Server.
Enable the Binary Log on the MySQL Server (MySQL Standard/Community option only) – This allows for support of Point-in-Time (PIT) backups and restores of the MySQL Server. For more information, see Enabling the Binary Log on the MySQL Server (Standard/Community option only).
Proper version of the MySQL Database Client package – The plug-in interacts with components installed with the MySQL Client package and lets you access more functionality with the plug-in. The version of the components installed with this package must be compatible with the installed version of MySQL. Primarily, these two MySQL components should be installed and their version verified:
mysqldump – This utility lets you perform backups and restores of multiple types of MySQL storage engines. Verify that the version of this component is compatible with the current version of MySQL, and that it is not the version provided with an earlier version of Plug‑in for MySQL.
mysqlbinlog – This utility lets you use PIT backups and restores. Ensure that the proper version of this component is available for use with the installed version of MySQL.
MySQL Enterprise Backup – If you want to use the MySQL Enterprise Backup option, your environment must meet the following requirements:
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