I have a requirement for doing Incremental backup of MySQL database. For which I'm writing a shell script using the concept of binary logs.

Now, the scenario is such that a full-backup will happen every alternate day and Incremental backup should be done in between. Suppose full-backup happens on Monday and Wednesday, incremental backup should happen on Tuesday. For point in time recovery, I'm using mysqlbinlog --starttime --stoptime binary-logs > backup.sql In the shell script I need to use starttime and log position of the previous full-backup to specify the log files in the statement, how can I retrieve this in a shell script and record the changes done during that time. Is there anyway I can do this, please help me in this regard.


You can use Xtrabackup utility for mysql incremental backup they have shell script also you have to modify script according to your need.


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