Veritas NetBackup™ for MariaDB Administrator's Guide

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Product(s): NetBackup (, 9.0)

About NetBackup for MariaDB Agent

NetBackup for MariaDB extends the capabilities of NetBackup to include backups and restores of the MariaDB databases. The NetBackup for MariaDB agent is located on the NetBackup client and supports the operations on standalone setups. The agent supports the MariaDB version 5.5 and later.

The agent also supports to:

  • Validate the backup.

  • Query a backup and restore.

  • Delete the backup information from the catalog files.

  • Redirect restores.


Ensure that the MariaDB agent and NetBackup are of same version for successful backup and restore operations.

NetBackup for MariaDB workflow

The NetBackup for MariaDB Agent reads the parameters from the nbmariadb.conf file and then initiates the operations. The nbmariadb.conf file includes the parameters that you must set to run the respective operations.

The agent communicates with the MariaDB database to create a snapshot. The Volume Shadow Copy Services (VSS) for Windows or Logical Volume Manager (LVM) for Linux, takes a snapshot of the MariaDB database.

The agent then interacts with the NetBackup XBSA interface to update the server name, policy, and schedule type information. The NetBackup master server connects to the NetBackup client to backup or retrieve the data that you want to protect.

The agent mounts the snapshot, copies the file, and then sends it to the NetBackup XBSA interface. The NetBackup XBSA interface then writes this data to the mounted media or disk storage managed by the NetBackup media server.