mysqlhotcopy is a Perl script that was originally written and
contributed by Tim Bunce. It uses
scp to make a
database backup. It is a fast way to make a backup of the database or single tables, but it can be run only on
the same machine where the database directories are located. mysqlhotcopy works only for backing up
ARCHIVE tables. It runs on Unix.
To use mysqlhotcopy, you must have read access to the files for the
tables that you are backing up, the
privilege for those tables, the
RELOAD privilege (to be able to execute
FLUSH TABLES), and the
LOCK TABLES privilege (to be able to lock the tables).
Back up tables in the given database that match a regular expression:
The regular expression for the table name can be negated by prefixing it with a tilde ("
mysqlhotcopy supports the following options, which can be
specified on the command line or in the
groups of an option file. For information about option files, see Section
188.8.131.52, "Using Option Files".
|--addtodest||addtodest||Do not rename target directory (if it exists); merely add files to it|
|--allowold||allowold||Do not abort if a target exists; rename it by adding an _old suffix|
|--checkpoint=db_name.tbl_name||checkpoint||Insert checkpoint entries|
|--chroot=path||chroot||Base directory of the chroot jail in which mysqld operates|
|--debug||debug||Write a debugging log|
|--dryrun||dryrun||Report actions without performing them|
|--flushlog||flushlog||Flush logs after all tables are locked|
|--help||Display help message and exit|
|--host=host_name||host||Connect to the MySQL server on the given host|
|--keepold||keepold||Do not delete previous (renamed) target when done|
|--method||method||The method for copying files|
|--noindices||noindices||Do not include full index files in the backup|
|--old_server||old_server||Connect to server that does not support FLUSH TABLES tbl_list WITH READ LOCK|
|--password[=password]||password||The password to use when connecting to the server|
|--port=port_num||port||The TCP/IP port number to use for the connection|
|--quiet||quiet||Be silent except for errors|
|--regexp||regexp||Copy all databases with names that match the given regular expression|
|--resetmaster||resetmaster||Reset the binary log after locking all the tables|
|--resetslave||resetslave||Reset the master.info file after locking all the tables|
|--socket=path||socket||For connections to localhost|
|--tmpdir=path||tmpdir||The temporary directory|
|--user=user_name,||user||MySQL user name to use when connecting to server|
Display a help message and exit.
Do not rename target directory (if it exists); merely add files to it.
Do not abort if a target exists; rename it by adding an
Insert checkpoint entries into the specified database
db_name and table
Enable debug output.
Report actions without performing them.
Flush logs after all tables are locked.
The host name of the local host to use for making a TCP/IP connection to the local server. By
default, the connection is made to
localhost using a Unix socket file.
Do not delete previous (renamed) target when done.
The method for copying files (
The default is
The password to use when connecting to the server. The password value is not optional for this option, unlike for other MySQL programs.
Specifying a password on the command line should be considered insecure. See Section 184.108.40.206, "End-User Guidelines for Password Security". You can use an option file to avoid giving the password on the command line.
The TCP/IP port number to use when connecting to the local server.
In MySQL 5.7, mysqlhotcopy uses
FLUSH TABLES to flush and lock tables. Use the
tbl_list WITH READ
--old_server option if the server is older than 5.5.3, which is when
that statement was introduced.
Be silent except for errors.
Record master and slave status in the specified database
db_name and table
Copy all databases with names that match the given regular expression.
Reset the binary log after locking all the tables.
Reset the master info repository file or table after locking all the tables.
The Unix socket file to use for connections to
The suffix to use for names of copied databases.
The temporary directory. The default is
The MySQL user name to use when connecting to the server.