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h2. About Database Feature

The Database Feature ensures that tables be locked and flushed before a backup operation can take place. Database feature coordinates with the point-in-time file system snapshot.

The Database feature requires you to specify a database account with administrative privileges that is used by the Backup Agent to flush tables with read lock before the file system snapshot is taken. And the lock must be held until the snapshot completes.

If you use Server Backup to backup MySQL and do not use the Database feature, then the table lock and flush operation will not take place and your MySQL backup may likely be corrupt.

h2. MySQL Databases Replication and Restore Overview

Do the following to *backup* your database:

# Upload Java connector. See [Install MySQL Connector JDBC into Server Backup].
# Create a Policy for the Server. On the "MySQL" tab, add your database instance(s) and specify other settings. See [Add a MySQL instance to a policy].
# Run the created Policy.

In the Backup Manager, end-user level databases backup is not supported. Only super-users can fulfill databases backup.

See also [Protect MySQL].

The following pages instruct how to *restore* MySQL:


General information about restoring MySQL by Server Backup Manager.