I've got a 50GB database that I'm trying to backup using the tar
streaming feature of innobackupex.
Here's my backup command:
innobackupex-1.5.1 --slave-info --stream=tar ./ | gzip - > /var/
The entire procedure takes several minutes, and appears to complete.
There's even a successful "innobackupex: completed OK!" on the last
line of output.
However, the resuling tar.gz file seems to be bad every time.
Whenever I list the file's contents via the tar command ("tar -iztvf
db_2011-02-04.tar.gz"), tar exits due to failure.
The server is running RedHat Enterprise 4 AS, and the tar and gzip are
the standard ones included in the distribution. innobackupex is
Has anyone experienced this?
Oddly, I tried a much smaller database (< 1GB) on another server, and
everything seems to be ok with the above commands...