tencent cloud


Restoring Database from Logical Backup

Last updated: 2022-05-05 14:41:49



    To save storage capacity, physical and logical backups in TencentDB for MySQL will be compressed with qpress and then packed with xbstream offered by Percona.

    TencentDB for MySQL supports logical backup. In the console, you can manually create logical backup files of an entire instance or specified databases/tables and download them. This document describes how to manually restore data from logical backup files.


    Step 1. Download the backup file

    1. Log in to the TencentDB for MySQL console. In the instance list, click the instance ID or Manage in the Operation column to access the instance management page.
    2. On the Backup and Restoration > Data Backup List tab, locate the backup file to be downloaded and click Download in the Operation column.
    3. We recommend you copy the download link in the pop-up dialog box, log in to a (Linux) CVM instance in the same VPC as the TencentDB instance, and run the wget command for download over the private network at a higher speed.

      • You can also click Download to download it directly, which may take longer.
      • wget command format: wget -c 'backup file download address' -O custom filename.xb
      wget -c 'https://mysql-database-backup-bj-118.cos.ap-beijing.myqcloud.com/12427%2Fmysql%2F42d-11ea-b887-6c0b82b%2Fdata%2Fautomatic-delete%2F2019-11-28%2Fautomatic%2Fxtrabackup%2Fbk_204_10385%2Fcdb-1pe7bexs_backup_20191128044644.xb?sign=q-sign-algorithm%3Dsha1%26q-ak%3D1%26q-sign-time%3D1574269%3B1575417469%26q-key-time%3D1575374269%3B1517469%26q-header-list%3D%26q-url-param-list%3D%26q-signature%3Dfb8fad13c4ed&response-content-disposition=attachment%3Bfilename%3D%2141731_backup_20191128044644.xb%22&response-content-type=application%2Foctet-stream' -O test0.xb

    Step 2. Unpack the backup file

    Unpack the backup file with xbstream.


    xbstream can be downloaded at Percona's official website. Please select Percona XtraBackup v2.4.6 or later. For more information on installation, please see Percona XtraBackup 2.4.

    xbstream -x < test0.xb

    Replace test0.xb with your backup file.

    The unpacking result is as shown below:

    Step 3. Decompress the backup file

    1. Download qpress by running the following command:
      wget -d --user-agent="Mozilla/5.0 (Windows NT x.y; rv:10.0) Gecko/20100101 Firefox/10.0"

    If an error is displayed during the wget download, you can go to QuickLZ's official website to download qpress locally and upload it to the Linux CVM instance. For more information, please see Uploading Files via SCP to a Linux CVM from Linux.
    2. Extract the qpress binary files by running the following command:

    tar -xf qpress-11-linux-x64.tar -C /usr/local/bin
    source /etc/profile
    1. Decompress the backup file with qpress.
      qpress -d cdb-jp0zua5k_backup_20191202182218.sql.qp .

    Find the backup file with .sql.qp extension by decompression time and replace cdb-jp0zua5k_backup_20191202182218 with its filename.

    The decompressing result is as shown below:

    Step 4. Import the backup file into the target database

    Import the .sql file into the target database by running the following command:

    mysql -uroot -P3306 -h127.0.0.1 -p < cdb-jp0zua5k_backup_20191202182218.sql

    • This document takes importing into a local MySQL instance with port 3306 as an example. You can replace it as needed.
    • Replace cdb-jp0zua5k_backup_20191202182218.sql with the .sql file extracted by qpress.
    Contact Us

    Contact our sales team or business advisors to help your business.

    Technical Support

    Open a ticket if you're looking for further assistance. Our Ticket is 7x24 avaliable.

    7x24 Phone Support