MySQL Backup Developer Central


Welcome to the official MySQL Backup information site. This site is dedicated to providing the community the latest news, documentation, and releases of the MySQL Backup system.

The MySQL backup system (available now in version 6.0) is designed to provide an SQL interface for database administrators who wish to perform data archival and recovery tasks. MySQL backup provides a database-level backup capability that allows users to store snapshots of their databases (data, metadata, and privileges) and the corresponding restore capability that allows users to return a database to the state stored in the backup image.

For more information about how to use MySQL backup, please see the Backup and Recovery section of the MySQL 6.0 Reference Manual.

We hope that you will find the MySQL backup system an excellent addition to your data archival, protection, and recovery plans.