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Gox

Painless backup (and restore) tool for MySQL based on xtrabackup from Percona.

Quick start

Install xtrabackup and qpress on MySQL server

See install procedure here for xtrabackup

Once you have installed xtrabackup, install qpress via:

apt-get install qpress

Download gox on our backup server

Get binary from releases page

Rename binary:

mv gox_0.1.0_linux-amd64 gox

Create a config file corresponding to the backup/remote task

See config.yalm.sample

Here is a sample:

# Remote MySQL host
host: mysql.explample.com
# Mysql user
dbuser: root
# Mysql password
dbpassword:
# SSH config
ssh:
  # SSH user
  user: root
  # Private key for ssh user
  key: /home/jdoe/.ssh/id_rsa
# Remote path of xtrabsckup binary
xtrabackup: /usr/bin/xtrabackup
# The number of threads to use to copy multiple data files concurrently when creating a backup
parallel: 2
# Compression 
compress:
  # Compress ?
  active: true
  # This option specifies the number of worker threads used by xtrabackup for parallel data compression
  threads: 2
  # This option when specified will remove .qp, .xbcrypt and .qp.xbcrypt files after decryption and decompression.
  remove-original: true
# This options creates the xtrabackup_galera_info file which contains the local node state at the time of the backup. 
galera: false
# Storage path for backup
backup-dir: /tmp/
# Remove backups older than 'keep' 
# A duration string is a possibly signed sequence of decimal numbers, each with optional fraction and a unit suffix,
# such as "300ms", "-1.5h" or "2h45m". Valid time units are "ns", "us" (or "µs"), "ms", "s", "m", "h".
keep: 168h

Backup

gox backup --config /path/to/mysql.host.com.yaml

Restore

gox restore --config /path/to/mysql.host.com.yaml --from 2018-01-31--08-32-49

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