innobackupex-1.5.1 gets wrong temp dir

Bug #434486 reported by Christian Kaps on 2009-09-22
This bug affects 1 person
Affects Status Importance Assigned to Milestone
Percona XtraBackup
Aleksandr Kuzminsky

Bug Description

In the latest 1.0 release there is an error in the innobackupex-1.5.1 script.

./innobackupex-1.5.1 --port 3306 --user=xtrabackup --password='*********' --stream=tar --defaults-file=/etc/my.cnf /var/lib/mysql | gzip - > /srv/mysql/backups/test.tar.gz

InnoDB Backup Utility v1.5.1-xtrabackup; Copyright 2003, 2009 Innobase Oy.
All Rights Reserved.

This software is published under
the GNU GENERAL PUBLIC LICENSE Version 2, June 1991.

IMPORTANT: Please check that the backup run completes successfully.
           At the end of a successful backup run innobackup
           prints "innobackup completed OK!".

innobackupex: Using mysql Ver 14.14 Distrib 5.1.39, for unknown-linux-gnu (x86_64) using readline 5.1
innobackupex: Using mysql server version 5.1.39-community-log

innobackupex: Created backup directory /var/lib/mysql
sh: line 0: cd: /tm: No such file or directory
tar: backup-my.cnf: Cannot stat: No such file or directory
tar: Error exit delayed from previous errors
innobackupex: Error: Failed to stream 'backup-my.cnf': Inappropriate ioctl for device at ./innobackupex-1.5.1 line 452.

When I change the line 1558:

my $filename_dir = substr($filename, 0, rindex($filename, '/') - 1);


my $filename_dir = substr($filename, 0, rindex($filename, '/'));

it works for me.


Changed in percona-xtrabackup:
assignee: nobody → Aleksandr Kuzminsky (akuzminsky)
importance: Undecided → Low
Changed in percona-xtrabackup:
status: New → Confirmed
Changed in percona-xtrabackup:
status: Confirmed → In Progress
Changed in percona-xtrabackup:
status: In Progress → Fix Released

I managed to cause this error a different way: I was piping the output into gzip, but changed it to pigz (parallel gzip, makes a huge difference to backup speed), however, I'd failed to actually install pigz! innobackupex was thus piping the output into a non-existent program and it caused the same error as this. I don't know if it's reasonable to expect innobackupex to deal with that situation, but it did produce exactly the same error.

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