I taken full backup from a Master server with innobackupex.

Now I am restoring backup with innobackupex on a Slave server.

I prepare backup with the command:

innobackupex --defaults-file=/var/lib/mysql/backup-my.cnf --apply-log /var/lib/mysql

This command end up with messages:

xtrabackup: cd to /var/lib/mysql/
xtrabackup: This target seems to be not prepared yet.
xtrabackup: No valid checkpoint found.
xtrabackup: Error: xtrabackup_init_temp_log() failed.

What do I need to do to get rid of these messages and restore my backup?

I use innobackupex version 2.3.10 and percona server 5.7.35.

I have seen this question, but its answer did not help me.

  • Welcome to the DBA.SE community. According to the official documentation you should have received an OK message at the end of the backup. Did you receive an OK message?
    – John K. N.
    Commented Dec 15, 2021 at 8:43
  • No, I did not receive an OK message
    – Ongu
    Commented Dec 22, 2021 at 9:42

1 Answer 1


I found out that there are different versions of innobackupex on Master and Slave servers. That caused the problem. After installing same innobackupex version on slave I successfully prepared the backup and got "completed OK!" message.

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