I don't think so, I'm pretty sure you have to use mk-parallel-dump to get the data in a format it wants. The docs are online though.
From: Madison Kelly [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, December 16, 2009 4:35 PM
To: Gavin Towey
Subject: Re: Importing large databases faster
Gavin Towey wrote:
> There are scripts out there such at the Maatkit mk-parallel-dump/restore that can speed up this process by running in parallel.
> However if you're doing this every week on that large of a dataset, I'd just use filesystem snapshots. You're backup/restore would then only take as long as it takes for you to scp the database from one machine to another.
> Gavin Towey
Thanks! Will the Maatkit script work on a simple --all-databases dump?
As for the copy, it's a temporary thing. This is just being done weekly
while we test out the new server. Once it's live, the new server will
indeed be backed up via LVM snapshots. :)
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