Re: mysqlsnapshot and InnoDB tables
On Fri, Oct 25, 2002 at 02:33:54PM +0200, Amaya wrote:
> Dear friends,
> I have successfully setup MySQL replication enviroment in several
> clusters at work. The thing is that it is a little cumbersome
> proccess as I have to make a snapshot of the databases in the master
> server everytime and I have to stop the service in order to do it.
> I have just come across mysqlsnapshot  and it claims  that it can
> generate an initial snapshot and consistent bin-log for MySQL
> replication (on the master server) without taking the master off-line.
> The only catch is that the binary log must already be enabled.
So far, so good.
> The problem is that I use InnoDB and it is supposed only to work for
> the MyISAM kind.
> Questions come to my mind:
> Would it be very hard to support both kind of databases?
That depends. I don't know if it's "safe" to backup the InnoDB
tablespaces without shutting the server down. I suspect that it's not
because there is no way to force InnoDB to commit all logged
transactions. In practice it may not be a problem, but it could be.
I'll have to ask the InnoDB developer about that.
If the answer is "yes", then adding support to mysqlsnapshot should be
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