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  • innobackupex: fatal error: no 'mysqld' group in MySQL options

    innobackupex throws the following error (see last line below)

    Remedy: Make sure your Linux distro is compatible. You may have to compile from source.

    innobackupex --defaults-file=redacted/my.cnf --user=root --password=`cat /home/mysql/scripts/mysql-sa` --databases="livetime"/home/mysql/livetime
    InnoDB Backup Utility v1.5.1-xtrabackup; Copyright 2003, 2009 Innobase Oy
    and Percona Inc 2009-2012. All Rights Reserved.

    This software is published under
    the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991.

    121227 15:19:38 innobackupex: Starting mysql with options: --defaults-file='redacted/my.cnf' --password=xxxxxxxx --user='root' --unbuffered --
    121227 15:19:38 innobackupex: Connected to database with mysql child process (p id=17355)
    121227 15:19:44 innobackupex: Connection to database server closed
    IMPORTANT: Please check that the backup run completes successfully.
    At the end of a successful backup run innobackupex
    prints "completed OK!".

    innobackupex: Using mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.43, for unknown-linux-gnu (x86_ 64) using readline 5.1
    innobackupex: Using mysql server version Copyright 2000-2008 MySQL AB, 2008 Sun Microsystems, Inc.

    innobackupex: fatal error: no 'mysqld' group in MySQL options

  • #2
    disregard

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    • #3
      disregard

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      • #4
        Hi,

        This error message can be caused by different reasons, some of them bugs or just misconfigurations. Can you provide the following?

        - my.cnf
        - xtrabackup --version
        - uname -a

        Thanks,

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