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Restore database from Holland XtraBackup using dbsake

How it works?

XtraBackup basically does a copy of ‘/var/lib/mysql’ – no dumps. So, it’s good for a full restore but a bit tricky for a specific db restore.
So, the following steps will create a second MySQL instance using dbsake utility (the version can be specified, but the below example uses the version currently running on the server), extracting only the specific backup (to save space) and from there, you will be able to extract the dump with the well known ‘mysqldump‘.