MySQL Enterprise Backup and Symantec NetBackup

Included in MySQL Enterprise Edition, MySQL Enterprise Backup reduces the risk of data loss by delivering online "Hot" backups of your databases. It supports full, incremental and partial backups, Point-in-Time Recovery and backup compression.

MySQL Enterprise Backup can interface with media management software (MMS) such as Symantec NetBackup, Oracle Secure Backup(OSB), IBM Tivoli Storage Manager (TSM) to execute backup and restore operations via System Backup to Tape (SBT) interface. SBT is the Oracle API implemented as shared library ( in Linux and orasbt.dll in Windows) to backup / restore data via 3rd party software vendors . In this document we will primarily concentrate on how Symantec NetBackup and MEB interact with each others. The information is also intended to provide detailed setup procedures, configuration instructions, troubleshooting for any novice user who wants to try out this feature.