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Re: MySQL Enterprise Backup
Posted by: David Horne
Date: May 14, 2015 12:53PM

Hey Mike, the enterprise backup documentation covers this pretty well. Compression forces your hand a little bit as to when you must apply the logs produced during the backup process.

1. Backup - basically copies the raw files to a destination. The files are not transactionally consistent. In this scenario you will have to run the apply log separately after doing the restore.

2. Backup and Apply Log - basically copies the raw files and then replays all transactions that happened during the backup, so that you have a transactionally consistent backup. In this scenario you can restore the files to another server without having to do anything else. However as you mentioned, this option is not available when doing compression.

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