MariaDB Plugin: Configurations

To perform backup or restoration with the MariaDB plug-in, you need to create a configuration defining how to connect to your databases. The configuration dialog looks as follows:

Configuring MariaDB plug-in

Configuration dialog for the MariaDB plug-in.

To create a configuration for the MariaDB plug-in, follow these steps:

  1. Click New configuration during creation of a backup or a restore task. The Settings dialog opens.
  2. In the Configuration field, enter a name for the configuration.
  3. In the Host field, enter host name or IP address of your MariaDB server.
  4. In the Port field, enter port number to connect to MariaDB. The default port is 3306.
  5. In the User field, enter MariaDB user name.
  6. In the Password field, enter MariaDB password.
  7. Click Test connection to verify that all fields are filled correctly.
  8. When finished, click OK.

The MariaDB user must have sufficient privileges to perform the desired actions:

  • To open plug-in listings, browse through the list of databases and select data to be backed up, the MariaDB user must be allowed to run the SHOW DATABASES and SHOW TABLES statements.
  • To create backups, the MariaDB user must have the privileges to run the SELECT statements for each database and table that you want to back up.
  • To restore data, the MariaDB user must have full privileges to drop databases and tables and restore them from zero.


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