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MySQL Enterprise Backup (MEB) 8.0.12: Applying Incremental Backup with Binary Logs Out of Datadir Deletes Binary Log or Fails: "ERROR: Could not remove last binlog file '/var/log/mysql/binlog.000005' from fullbackup." (Doc ID 2428070.1)

Last updated on MARCH 17, 2019

Applies to:

MySQL Enterprise Backup - Version 8.0 to 8.0 [Release 8.0]
Information in this document applies to any platform.


When trying to apply an incremental backup, either the last binary log of the instance running on the host is removed or the operation fails.

If the apply-incremental-backup operation happens where there is a binary log with the same name as where the backup was created (for example, if you apply the incremental backup on the same host), the binary log that was the last at the time of the base backup (full backup) will be deleted.

If the binary log file does not exist, the apply-incremental-backup operation fails with the following error:



The issue occurs after upgrading to MySQL 8.0.12.


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