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Backups ran on "fullbackday" will be full backups. Backups ran on other days will be incremental.

The backups are done with xtrabackup/innobackupex. Backups are compressed (qpress) and encrypted (xbcrypt).

Details about each backup are emailed to all email addresses listed in MAILLIST and also logged in the database (PERCONA_SCHEMA.xtrabackup_history) for easier monitoring in MONyog.

Encrypted incremental backups are enabled by decrypting the xtrabackup_checkpoints file.

Options for inclusion of Galera and slave info.

If Galera option is yes, the script will enable wsrep_desync on the node being backed up. When the backup is finished, it will check for wsrep_local_recv_queue to return to zero before disabling wsrep_desync.

Option to disable MONyog alerts before, and enable after.

Use the following to create the encryption key file:

openssl rand -base64 24

Send output to key file like:

echo -n "openssl_output_here" > /etc/my.cnf.d/backupscript.key

Grant these permissions to the backup user

GRANT RELOAD, LOCK TABLES, REPLICATION CLIENT ON *.* TO 'backup_user'@'localhost' IDENTIFIED BY 'backup_password';
GRANT CREATE, INSERT, SELECT ON PERCONA_SCHEMA.xtrabackup_history TO 'backup_user'@'localhost';

Add this info to bottom of /etc/my.cnf (MySQL) or new /etc/my.cnf.d/xtrabackup.cnf (MariaDB):

port = 3306
socket = /path/to/socket
datadir = /path/to/datadir
innodb_data_home_dir = /path/to/innodb_data_home_dir

Lock down permissions on config file(s)

chown mysql /etc/my.cnf
chmod 600 /etc/my.cnf

chown mysql /etc/my.cnf.d/xtrabackup.cnf
chmod 600 /etc/my.cnf.d/xtrabackup.cnf

chown mysql /etc/my.cnf.d/backupscript.key
chmod 600 /etc/my.cnf.d/backupscript.key


  • Clean up the clean up.
  • Continue testing.
  • Add logic to allow subsequent runs on fullbackday to be incremental.