The trepctl backup command backs up a datasource using the default backup tool. During installation, xtrabackup-full will be used if xtrabackup has been installed. Otherwise, the default backup tool used is mysqldump .
For consistency, all backups should include a copy of all
This ensures that when the Tungsten Replicator service is restarted, the
correct start points for restarting replication are recorded with the
corresponding backup data. Failure to include the
may prevent replication from being restart effectively.
Backing up a datasource can occur while the replicator is online:
trepctl backupBackup of dataSource 'host3' succeeded; uri=storage://file-system/store-0000000001.properties
By default the backup is created on the local filesystem of the host that is
backed up in the
backups directory of the installation
directory. For example, using the standard installation, the directory would
/opt/continuent/backups . An example of the
directory content is shown below:
total 130788 drwxrwxr-x 2 tungsten tungsten 4096 Apr 4 16:09 . drwxrwxr-x 3 tungsten tungsten 4096 Apr 4 11:51 .. -rw-r--r-- 1 tungsten tungsten 71 Apr 4 16:09 storage.index -rw-r--r-- 1 tungsten tungsten 133907646 Apr 4 16:09 store-0000000001-mysqldump_2013-04-04_16-08_42.sql.gz -rw-r--r-- 1 tungsten tungsten 317 Apr 4 16:09 store-0000000001.properties
For information on managing backup files within your environment, see
Section D.1.1, “The
backups Directory” .
storage.index contains the
backup file index information. The actual backup data is stored in the
GZipped file. The properties of the backup file, including the tool used to
create the backup, and the checksum information, are location in the
.properties file. Note
that each backup and property file is uniquely numbered so that it can be
identified when restoring a specific backup.
A backup can also be initiated and run in the background by adding the & (ampersand) to the command:
trepctl backup &Backup of dataSource 'host3' succeeded; uri=storage://file-system/store-0000000001.properties