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From:Paul DuBois Date:February 2 2001 8:03pm
Subject:Re: incremental backups?
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At 2:54 PM -0500 2/2/01, Hardy Merrill wrote:
>Are incremental backups possible in MySQL?  I haven't seen any
>reference to "incremental" in the mysqldump or anywhere else for
>that matter.

You can take a full dump, and then treat the contents of the update
logs from that point on as incremental backups.  (Restore using
the dump, then feed the update log(s) into mysql to "replay" the
queries performed from the point of the dump on.)

Paul DuBois, paul@stripped
incremental backups?Hardy Merrill2 Feb
  • Re: incremental backups?Paul DuBois2 Feb