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MySQL Enterprise Backup is stuck at "Starting to lock all the tables" (Doc ID 1394432.1)

Last updated on SEPTEMBER 04, 2023

Applies to:

MySQL Enterprise Backup - Version 3.5 to 4.0 [Release 3.5 to 4.0]
MySQL Server - Version 5.0 to 5.7 [Release 5.0 to 5.7]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When starting a backup, the message "Starting to lock all the tables" appears and then backup stalls, it will not continue even after many hours
MySQL Enterprise Backup connection on the server can be observed with SHOW PROCESSLIST to be in the following state:


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