MySQL Block-Level Backup

Block-level backup analyzes the source volume and backs up the extents (groups of contiguous blocks) for supported databases.

For more information on block-level backup and its benefits, see Block-Level Backups.


  • Block-level backups are supported only on Linux platforms. For more information, see System Requirements - MySQL Agent.
  • Block-level backups are not supported if the data directory is present in the root folder (/).
  • Network File System (NFS) is not supported for MySQL block-level backups.
  • Application-aware backups for virtual machines are not supported for MySQL block-level backups.
  • Some agents and components require additional disk space, see Agents and Components Requiring Additional Disk Space.

List of Supported Kernel Versions

Related Topics

Configuring a Subclient for MySQL Database Block-Level Backups

Perform a Block-Level Backup for MySQL Databases

Restoring MySQL Database Tables and Instances

Last modified: 9/22/2020 8:19:33 PM