Performing a Block-Level Full Backup for MySQL Databases

When you perform a block-level full instance backup, the entire volume where the MySQL data directory is mounted is backed up, irrespective of the files available on the volume.

For subclients with block-level backups enabled, you can switch to traditional backups if your requirements change, but the next backup after the switch is always a full backup.


  1. From the CommCell Browser, expand Client Computers > Client > MySQL > Instance.

  2. Right-click the subclient that you have configured for performing a block-level backup, and click Backup.

  3. In the Backup Options dialog box, select Full as the backup type.

  4. In the Job Initiation section, choose whether to run the backup job immediately or schedule it.

  5. Click OK.


The Job Controller displays the full backup job as Snap Backup.

After the full backup job is complete, incremental backup job starts automatically to back up the binary logs. If you have disabled binary logging from the MySQL Server, the automatic incremental job will not run.

You can view detailed information about a backup job, such as the objects that were backed up or the backup option used. For more information, see View Details of a Block-Level Backup Job.