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Using mylvmbackup, debian 9 with mariadb

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If you run mylvmbackup with mariadb on debian9 with the defaults values, you will have this:


But it is a symlink pointing to :


And mylvmbackup can’t work with that:

Could not copy /etc/mysql/my.cnf to /var/cache/mylvmbackup/mnt/backup-cnf-20171025_151739_mysql: File exists

Here is a bug report mylvmbackup symlink my.cnf


You just need to setup the mycnf as follow, in the /etc/mylvmbackup.conf or directly in the command line (with –mycnf= ):


Done ! Now mylvmbackup stop complaining 🙂



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