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Restoring Backup Image in MySQL 8: "MAIN ERROR: The backup directory does already exist and is not empty. Remove or clear it and retry." (Doc ID 2516607.1)

Last updated on MARCH 04, 2020

Applies to:

MySQL Enterprise Backup - Version 8.0 and later
Information in this document applies to any platform.

Symptoms

When trying to restore an image backup using MySQL 8, the restore fails with the following error:

 

Changes

The issue may start after upgrading to MySQL 8.

Cause

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