Using Physical Backup File to Restore Database

Last updated: 2020-03-17 18:06:46


Restoring a Database Locally Using Physical Backup File

If you want to use a physical backup file downloaded to the local computer to restore a database on other hosts, refer to this document

1. Downloading Backup File

For details on the steps, refer to Download Instructions
After the file is downloaded, the following information will be displayed:

2. Decompressing Backup File

Decompress the backup file:

tar   xfv  backup.tgz

Query the file generated after the decompression. The directory files in blue are the databases where CDB resides in when the backup is generated.

3. Modifying Configuration File

Due to version problems, please comment out
innodb_log_block_size, and
redo_log_version in the decompressed file "backup-my.cnf", as shown below:

4. Modifying File Owner

Modify the file owner, and check whether the file belongs to a mysql user

chown -R mysql:mysql /home/mysql/backup/data

5. Starting mysql Process and Logging in for Verification

Start the mysql process, and verify whether it is successfully started

mysqld_safe --defaults-file=/home/mysql/backup/data/backup-my.cnf --user=mysql --datadir=/home/mysql/backup/data &

Log in to mysql for verification at the client
mysql -uroot


  • After the restoration, the table "mysql.user" does not contain the user created in the CDB, and you need to create one.
  • Execute the following SQL before creating a new user:
    delete from mysql.db where user<>'root' and char_length(user)>0;
    delete from mysql.tables_priv where user<>'root' and char_length(user)>0;
    flush privileges;