New Feature Makes Backup Easier, Faster June 20, 2012,
Volume 172, Issue 3
MySQL Enterprise Backup v3.7.0 (MEB 3.7.0) has made backing up the solution less difficult to manage, Sagar Jauhari blogs. In MEB 3.7.1 the option '-incremental-base' has been extended to allow the user to take an incremental backup as easily as possible using the 'incremental-base' option. With the new option MEB queries the backup_history table for the last successful backup and uses its end LSN as the start LSN for the new incremental backup. The last successful backup is used irrespective of the location of the backup, Jauhari points out. He goes on to say that, "Apart from ease of usability an important advantage of this option is that the user can do repeated incremental backups without changing the command line. There are some limitations to this operation, which the post notes. These should be considered before using this new feature of MEB 3.7.0.