Offline Backup Fails With: "mysqlbackup: ERROR: Keyring is not initialized. MEB cannot backup encrypted table ..." (Doc ID 2165911.1)

Last updated on MARCH 08, 2017

Applies to:

MySQL Enterprise Backup - Version 4.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When trying to perform an offline backup (i.e. without connecting to MySQL during the backup), the backup fails with an error like:

 

Changes

The issue may start after using transparent data encryption (TDE) to encrypt one or more InnoDB tables.

Cause

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