Index of files created by Percona XtraBackup

  • Information related to the backup and the server

    • backup-my.cnf

      This file contains information to start the mini instance of InnoDB during the --apply-log. This is NOT a backup of original my.cnf.

    • xtrabackup_checkpoints

      The type of the backup (e.g. full or incremental), its state (e.g. prepared) and the LSN range contained in it. This information is used for incremental backups. Example of the xtrabackup_checkpoints after taking a full backup:

      backup_type = full-backuped
      from_lsn = 0
      to_lsn = 15188961605
      last_lsn = 15188961605
      

      Example of the xtrabackup_checkpoints after taking an incremental backup:

      backup_type = incremental
      from_lsn = 15188961605
      to_lsn = 15189350111
      last_lsn = 15189350111
      
    • xtrabackup_binlog_info

      The binary log file used by the server and its position at the moment of the backup. Result of the SHOW MASTER STATUS.

    • xtrabackup_binlog_pos_innodb

      The binary log file and its current position for InnoDB or XtraDB tables.

    • xtrabackup_binary

      The xtrabackup binary used in the process.

    • xtrabackup_logfile

      Contains data needed for running the: --apply-log. The bigger this file is the --apply-log process will take longer to finish.

    • <table_name>.delta.meta

      This file is going to be created when performing the incremental backup. It contains the per-table delta metadata: page size, size of compressed page (if the value is 0 it means the tablespace isn’t compressed) and space id. Example of this file could looks like this:

      page_size = 16384
      zip_size = 0
      space_id = 0
      
  • Information related to the replication environment (if using the --slave-info option):

    • xtrabackup_slave_info

      The CHANGE MASTER statement needed for setting up a slave.

  • Information related to the Galera and Percona XtraDB Cluster (if using the --galera-info option):

    • xtrabackup_galera_info

      Contains the values of status variables wsrep_local_state_uuid and wsrep_last_committed.

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