Percona Xtrabackup – Some General Tips

When you stream Xtrabackup to agzipped tar file, it also contains the information about the binary log position where the server was at when the backup was started. This information is needed to start the lave at the same position again time nice -n 15 xtrabackup --backup --slave-info --safe-slave-backup --stream=tar | gzip -c > /var/backup/percona.dump.tar.gz</code>``` In order to get that position without extracting the archive file, you can use the following command tar -xOf /var/backup/percona.