> I'd like to use that backup to setup a new slave (from the same (and
> unique) master); the problem is I don't know how set-up this new slave,
> since I don't know the right master binary-log num and position; in the
> backup I have the "slave's" binary-log/pos and not the master ones :(
One way to do this would be to issue a 'stop slave;' on the slave you
are taking a backup from just before the backup starts. Then issue a
'show slave status\G' to get the master log file and position. You can
use this to setup the new slave properly.
Remember to issue a 'start slave;' after taking the backup, but also
after you obtain the master log file and position.
Josh Miller, RHCE/VCP
Linux Solutions Provider