MEB: mysqlbackup Error:Need To Explicitly Specify Backup_innodb_data_file_path (Doc ID 1425507.1)

Last updated on JANUARY 18, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Enterprise Backup - Version 3.6 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

MEB : "mysqlbackup" fails on Windows with the error -

Error: Need to explicitly specify backup_innodb_data_file_path.
Can not inherit server's innodb_data_file_path
since it contains some absolute paths.
Error: backup configuration problem found.


COMMAND:

mysqlbackup --defaults-file=D:\Mysql\5.5.14\my_xm.ini --user=root --password=mysql --backup-dir=d:\mysqlbackup backup

Below are the current options in my.cnf


[mysqld]
innodb_data_home_dir=
innodb_data_file_path=d:\Mysql\mydata01\ibdata01:2G;d:\Mysql\mydata02\ibdata02:2G
innodb_log_group_home_dir = d:\Mysql\log\innodblog

Cause

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